Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA)
Founded in 1955
Address: Southeastern Psychological Association
171 Moultrie Street
Phone: (843) 953-0772
Fax: (843) 953-6797
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The purpose of SEPA is to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare. Our mission is to stimulate the exchange of scientific and professional ideas across the diverse areas of psychological inquiry and application.
SEPA is unique in many ways. As the first regional psychological association to establish a committee to enhance the role of women in the organization, the mandate of that early committee has subsequently been expanded to include psychologists in underrepresented groups broadly (Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity, or CEPO). SEPA was also the first regional psychological association to provide continuing education workshops for its members (popular in early days not only for their breadth of scholarship, but also for their location on the cruise ships of the Caribbean). SEPA has historically celebrated the diversity within psychology, and today, the Awards Program of SEPA is designed to encourage and reward presentation of the highest quality research by our professional and student members in both popular and traditionally underrepresented fields of psychological inquiry.