Guillermo Bernal is President-elect of CANPA. He is a retired Professor of Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. His work has focused on research, training, and the development of mental health services responsive to ethno-cultural groups. A primary area of work is in conducting randomized clinical trials on culturally adapted treatments for depression in youth. He is an early contributor to the dialogue on cultural adaptations of EBTs. Since 1992, his team has generated evidence on the efficacy of culturally adapted CBT and IPT. His framework of cultural adaptation that considers culture and language has served as a guide to many in the field of psychotherapy research. Bernal is a Fellow of APA Divisions 45, 12, 27, & 29 and is the APA Council Representative for the Society of Clinical Psychology. He has received numerous awards including the Stanley Sue Award for distinguished contributions to diversity in clinical psychology. His\s recent books are: titled Culturally Adaptations: Tools for evidence based practice with diverse populations (with Domenech Rodríguez) and Evidence-Based psychological practice with ethnic minorities: Culturally informed research and clinical strategies (with Zane & Leong) both published by APA books.