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Hideko Sera

Associate professor




  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, 2000.
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology/Chicago, IL, 1994.
  • B.S., Sociology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1992.


Hideko Sera, Psy.D., is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (MSPP). Dr. Hideko Sera received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, as the first Japanese national to do so from an American Psychology Association (APA) accredited program, from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked in the area of clinical training, diversity education, advocacy work for underserved and marginalized populations, and academic and training accreditation processes in the field over the last 15 years. Dr. Sera was previously a Program Co-Chair for MSPP. Her work with Dr. Sean Reardon, a past Program Co-Chair, was instrumental in MSPP obtaining a 7-year accreditation from the APA in 2011. Before joining the MSPP, Dr. Sera served as the Associate Director at the Dreikurs Psychological Services Center, a non-profit APA accredited teaching clinic which was one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. with 2 Post-Doctoral Fellows, 5 Pre-Doctoral Interns and 28 Externs (Diagnostic and Therapy). Dr. Sera also held a Core Faculty position at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and taught classes in pre-practicum training, dissertation preparation, treatment and assessment of diverse populations, basic skills, Psychodynamic, Person Centered and an integrated/advanced course in application of combining assessment data and theoretical interventions. Dr. Sera has also worked extensively and internationally especially with the topic of whether or not the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) training model can be translated to non-U.S. Clinical Psychology programs. Dr. Sera is the chair of Ethnic Racial Diversity Committee of NCSPP.


  • Underserved and Marginalized Populations.
  • Women's Issues.
  • Women's issues
  • Psychodynamic theory, Application of Individual Psychology in non-Western cultures.


  • Association for Psychological Science.
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.


  • Conceptualization. Presented on June 24, 2002, at the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sera, H. (2001). Social Interest Assessment With Japanese and Nisei Populations. Presentation. Presented on June 15, 2001, at the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference. Tucson, Arizona.
  • Sera, H. (1998). An Overview on Individual Psychology: How to utilize Adler’s teaching in non-Western societies. Presentation. Presented on August 23, 1998, at the Japan Individual Psychology Annual Conference. Yokohama, Japan.
  • Sera, H. (1997). Influences of Multicultural Dimensions on Life Style and Social Interest. Presentation, Presented on May 24, 1997, at the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Sera, H. (1996). Understanding the Meaning of Social Interest from a Japanese Perspective. Presentation. Presented at the Twentieth International Association Of Individual Psychology at Oxford University. Oxford, England.

Selected Lectures

  • Sera, H. (2009). The Main Concepts of Professional Psychology Doctorate Process: Can This Be Duplicated in Japan? Presentation. Presented on July 25, 2009, at the Osaka City University. Osaka, Japan.
  • Sera, H. (1999). Key Concepts: Residential and Long Term Treatment and Care of Japanese Geriatric Population. Presentation. Presented on August 3, 1999, at the Ikoi-no-Sono. Gunma, Japan.
  • Sera, H. (1998). Principles of Individual Psychology: Western and Eastern Perspectives. Presentation. Presented on August 20, 1998, at the Osaka Adler Guild Association. Osaka, Japan.
  • Sera, H. (1996). Importance of Timing: Help Seeking for Japanese and Japanese-Americans. Invited Presentation. Presented at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. Chicago, Illinois.