Southeastern Psychological Association

Al's Message:

Our annual meeting in New Orleans was a major success.  We had 1,468 folks register for the meeting.  Our workshops went well and were well attended.  This year we conducted some “methods workshops” which were open to all attendees with CE credit available for those who needed it.  Upon returning to Central Office, we have closed out the meeting, paid some bills, and are beginning to plan for next year’s meeting in Atlanta. Our meeting will be in The Grand Hyatt.  We will use most of the space in the hotel so plan on making your reservations early.  The meeting is scheduled for March 8 – 11, 2017.  The electronic submission system will open August 15th and close October 11th.  Begin planning to submit your work and join us for a good meeting and a good time.

Central Office continues run relatively smoothly.  We continue to move more of the operations to an electron format and are updating the operations continuously.  Amy Limehouse Eager pushes me constantly as we try to keep the office on schedule.  One that frequently is not obvious is how quickly we have to begin the preparation for the next meeting. By the time one meeting is finished, we are beginning to select items for the menu, assign rooms for different function’s, and place orders with the caterer and AV provider. 

The Citadel continues to provide us space at no cost which helps us keep costs down.  Currently the organization is on sound financial footing with a relatively healthy reserve.  We depend heavily on volunteers and the support of our membership.  We will be calling for reviewers of submissions, for individuals to chair sessions at the meeting and for individuals to help with registration.  Please consider volunteering.

This year marks the end of an era.  Linda Wasserman who has worked with SEPA for years has decided to call it quits.  We will miss her and her knowledge of APA CE accreditation requirements.  Good luck Linda!

I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.  Be sure and make your reservations early as we anticipate the hotel selling out.  It should be a fun and informative meeting.

Al Finch
SEPA Administrative Officer
The Citadel