Dr. Hideko Sera received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, as the first Japanese national to do so from an 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, a current Associate Professor within the Clinical Psychology program, was previously a Program Co-Chair for its program at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Her work with Dr. Sean Reardon, a past Program Co-Chair, was instrumental in the MSPP obtaining a 7 year accreditation from 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 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 (National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology).