Southeastern Psychological Association

SEPA Annual Meeting Information

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General Info

SEPA welcomes you to The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, March 18th – March 21st , 2015.  Be inspired at our 61st Annual Meeting while also nourishing your soul on the sandy beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina.  

Program Highlights include the following:

  • Deborah Best, Wake Forest University - Culture and the Socialization of Gender 
  • Steve Kass, University of West Florida - Driver Attention: Findings and Future Directions
  • Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University - Lies My Psychology Teacher Told Me: The Myths of Popular and Academic Psychology
  • APA 2015 Distinguished Scientist Lecturer: Marilyn Carroll,  University of Minnesota,
    Sex and other individual differences in vulnerability to and treatment for addiction
  • CEPO Invited Speaker: Dawn M. Szymanski, University of Tennessee - Heterosexism and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Persons’ Psychosocial Health
  • The Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Invited Speaker: Jordan Troisi, Sewanee: The University of the South - Navigating the Life of the Mind (Together): A Scholarly Look at Pedagogy, Relationships, and the Intersection of the Two. 
  • Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer: Peter Giordano, Belmont University - Identity development in college students: Can random comments change lives?
  • Psi Chi Invited Speaker: Diversity Session: Tara Collins, Winthrop University - Toward a more comprehensive understanding of ‘in-between’ sexual orientations
  • SEPA Presidential Address: Elise Labbé, University of South Alabama - Mindfulness-Based Interventions from an Evidence-Based Perspective
  • APA Academic Career Workshop
  • Multiple Continuing Education Workshops



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Primary Hotel Information - The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Book Your Room for the The 61st SEPA Annual Meeting!
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SEPA welcomes you to The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Fresh off a $30 million renovation the 416-room beachfront resort has been transformed to indulge guests with the latest Westin signature touches that will delight all.

Be inspired at our 61st Annual Meeting while also nourishing your soul on the sandy beaches of Hilton Head or challenging your spirit at the Port Royal Golf & Tennis Club. Come delight in the totally refreshed guest rooms, lobby, recreation areas and restaurants.

Overflow Hotel - Hampton Inn Hilton Head


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Hilton Head

Facts at a Glance (PDF)

What to do on Hilton Head (PDF)

SERG Restaurant Group (PDF) - Places to eat in Hilton Head

The Heritage Golf Collection (PDF) - Westin Resort guests receive preferred golf rates

- Look for the "Buy One – Bring A Friend for Free!” coupon in your convention bag


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Annual Meeting Program

2015 Convention Schedule (PDF) - Updated February 26, 2015


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Registration & Payment

Online registration is now closed
. Only on-site registration is available at a higher rate.

On-Site Registration: Register as soon as possible after you arrive.

The SEPA registration, information, workshop, and membership desks are located in the Advantage Foyer and will be open as follows:

  • Wednesday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 9:30 am

On-Site Registration Categories:

  • $100 SEPA members or affiliate members whose dues are current
  • $80 Advanced graduate student members whose dues are current
  • $80 Student Affiliates whose dues are current
  • $165 Professional non-members
  • $130 Student non-members (Undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $60 Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner



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