Southeastern Psychological Association


This is the official website for the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).

SEPA is a regional psychological association affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA).

Thank you for joining us at the 61st Annual Meeting on beautiful Hilton Head Island!

Watch the slideshow below to see how much fun we had at the beach!

And to view more pictures, please visit the Psi Chi's Facebook page.

See you next year in New Orleans - Laissez les bon temps roulez!!

Dates & Location: March 30-April 2, 2016, at the Sheraton New Orleans.

Invited Speakers for 2016 Conference

SEPA is pleased to announce its invited speakers for the 2016 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.   We are excited to have these eminent professionals share their research and insights with us, and expect that their talks will appeal to a broad range of SEPA attendees.

Oscar Barbarin, Ph.D. has served as the Lila L. and Douglas Hertz Endowed Chair in Psychology at Tulane University, and will begin a new appointment as Chair of the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland in August 2015.  Dr. Barbarin has published widely on the socio-emotional development of children, particularly boys of color.  He has a distinguished record of service relevant to the psychological and developmental sciences and has been recognized with multiple national appointments and awards.  He will speak on Paradoxes in the Development of Boys of Color.

Pam Imm, Ph.D. is a practicing community psychologist in Columbia, South Carolina.  She has worked as a program evaluator with nonprofit agencies and community coalitions, and has published several impactful research articles with colleagues as well. A strong advocate of integrating research into practice, Dr. Imm is recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Practice in Community Psychology Award from the Society for Community Research and Action (APA Div. 27).  Her talk, It sounds like a good idea, but is it really working?, will focus on evaluation and prevention in community settings.

Paschal Sheeran, Ph.D.  is a Professor in the Social Psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His research focuses on the roles of self-regulation and intention in effecting behavioral change. A prolific and widely-cited scholar, Dr. Sheeran has been elected Fellow of multiple professional societies.   Dr. Sheeran will speak about The Psychology of Health Behavior Change.

We hope you will join us to hear these and other outstanding speakers in New Orleans!