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Southeastern Psychological Association
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Al Finch, Ph.D.
Administrative Officer at The Citadel

Amy Limehouse-Eager
Administrative Assistant at
The Citadel



This is the official website for the Southeastern Psychological Association. SEPA is a regional psychological association affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA).

Thanks to all who helped make the 2011 SEPA Annual Meeting in Jacksonville
a success!

The SEPA Office is moving to its new home at The Citadel.

  • For information about membership or next year's meeting in New Orleans, please contact the Charleston staff (Amy Limehouse-Eager), at 843-953-0772,

Watch this Web site for further details
of our move.

SEPA New Orleans 2012

The conference will begin Wednesday, February 15th with a combination Welcome Reception (with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar provided) and poster session. Finalists or runners-up from two competitions will be featured during this session: the Graduate Student Research Award and the CEPO Student Research Award for research on minorities or women.  Additional posters from the regular SEPA program will also be presented during this popular session.

Programming on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will include Invited Speakers, Outstanding Professional Paper Award sessions, symposia and panels, poster sessions (both regular and interactive), Continuing Education workshops, paper sessions, and conversation hours. We also expect programming by SEIOPA, SWIM, Psi Chi, and other organizations this year.  Please contact the SEPA office if you know of other psychology organizations that might offer programming at our annual meeting!  An evening reception will be held each day with light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Awards will be presented at the reception on Friday and the meeting will end Saturday at noon.

Registration, poster and paper sessions, workshops, symposia, and receptions will all be located in the Hotel’s meeting facility.  Hotel reservations can be made through our website at  You may also contact The Sheraton at 888.627.7033.  Room rates start at $159.00 (single or double). Make your reservations early to be assured of your choice of accommodations.  Hotel registration must be confirmed by Tuesday, January 24th 2012 to ensure the SEPA rate.  Please refer to our calendar and deadlines for more information.

2011 Conference Program

Why Do We Do What We Do
By Paul Soniat 2007
SEPA Convention -- February 23, 2007

A Song written for SEPA’s annual meeting in New Orleans, played and sung by Paul Soniat at the reception honoring Past Presidents and Award Winners.



Congratulations to SEPA’s award winners for 2011

Outstanding Professional Paper Award – Dr. Shoshana Dayanim

Mentor Award – Dr. Merry Sleigh-Ritzer

Graduate Student Research Award – Ms. Melissa Sevlever

Committee on Equality of Opportunity Awards for Research
on Minorities – Ms. Brittany Weiner
on Women – Mr. Roger C. McIntosh
Second place overall – Ms. Witsinee (Guide) Bovornusvakcol