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The Southeastern Region

The Southeastern Region


Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia.

Latest Regional News

04/03/2020: SEPA 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19.

03/14/2020: SEPA 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

09/24/2019: See Dr. Bernal's Fall Letter to the Southeastern Region.

06/03/2019: Join Psi Chi in New Orleans, LA, for the SEPA Convention on April 1–4, 2020.

03/23/2019: Read an article with Psi Chi’s 2019 SEPA Distinguished Lecturer called “Why You Should Seek Out High-Impact Opportunities, With Jane S. Halonen, PhD.”

Regional VP Fun Fact

Dr. Bernal greatly enjoys exploring Europe with students in his study abroad classes. He says, "Visiting the cultures of India, Japan, and Cambodia; and camping among thousand-year-old trees were all amazing. But the best trip is always home to Jamaica. I can't have enough time with my family." See more fun facts!

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Chapter Spotlight

Belmont University (TN) members presenting research at EPA 2017.



2020 SEPA Convention: Canceled
For more information, go to the SEPA website


04/03/2020 SEPA 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19.

03/14/2020: SEPA 2020 has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

April 1–4, 2020
New Orleans, LA | The Sheraton New Orleans
Visit the SEPA website.
Submissions deadline: October 8, 2019, at 6 p.m. EST.
CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Poster Sessions deadline: November 24, 2019, midnight PST.

See last's year's Psi Chi program at SEPA.

 

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Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
Neuropsychology: The Origins and Future of Psychology

Friday, 5:00–5:50 p.m. | Napoleon B
Speaker: Antonio Puente (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
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Biography Statement

Antonio Puente, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), and was elected 2017 president of the American Psychological Association. Born in La Habana, Cuba, Puente received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida and his master’s degree and PhD from the University of Georgia. He has lectured in more than a dozen foreign countries and holds appointments as a visiting professor at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) and University of California Los Angeles. Puente founded and edited the journals Neuropsychology Review and Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice as well as a book series (33 books) in neuropsychology. He is the author of 8 books, 79 book chapters and 106 journal articles (in English, Spanish and Russian). In addition to activities at UNCW, Puente maintains a private practice in clinical neuropsychology, ranging from clinical to forensic assessments.

Abstract: Psychology’s over 125-year history has focused on the making of our discipline a scientific enterprise. Whereas it could be argued that our questions are not original, there is no doubt that our methodology adds a unique approach that historically has not previously been present in addressing these age-old questions. In pursuing that goal, it can be argued that psychology has failed to acknowledge and relish our foundations dating back to the works of Wundt and James with its strong focus on the neuropsychological foundations of psychological processes. In the pursuit of psychology as a science, it can be further argued that we have confused behaviorism with behavioral (and as such, experimental) methodology. This confusion has had an indirect impact on restricting psychology to behavioral processes and interpretations. Not until the more recent ideas of neuropsychologists such as Sperry and cognitive psychologists such as Miller, has behaviorism as a psychological paradigm and as a restriction to a comprehensive understanding of psychology been questioned. As an alternative, the appreciation of both psychology’s origins with its experimental procedures will not only provide a remedy to century long restriction of psychological paradigms but provide a brighter and more robust horizon.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Poster Session I
8:30–9:50 a.m. | Napoleon CD
Chair: Linda Jones (Belmont University), Jenny Mason (Cumberland University), and Karina Hamamouche (Belmont University)

CEPO/Psi Chi Invited Address
“Yass Queen!” Magnifying the Psychological Benefits of Affirming Black Aesthetics

10:00–10:50 a.m. | Napoleon B
Chair: Ecclesia Holmes (University of Georgia)
Afiya Mbilishaka (University of District of Columbia)
Everyday across the globe, Black people have to navigate institutions that meet their presence with policies that police their appearance. Colorism and hair bias have found space within relationships, schools, and employment since the enslavement of Africans in the Americas. Mental health professionals have an ethical responsibility to develop culturally responsive techniques to investigate the psycho-emotional outcomes of discriminatory experiences for Black aesthetics. This presentation will explore the historical context of aesthetic trauma and anti-Blackness, to magnify various techniques at the individual and group level to affirm Black aesthetics through narrative methods, salon-based groups, anti-bias teacher trainings, social media, and policy level interventions.

Psi Chi Conversation Hour
Planning and Implementing a Successful Study Abroad Experience

11:00–11:50 a.m. | Rhythms II
Christina Frederick (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Alvin Wang (University of Central Florida), Darren Bernal (Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President, University of North Carolina Asheville), Travis Tubre (University of Wisconsin-River Falls), Richard Seefeldt (University of Wisconsin-River Falls)

Psi Chi Session
Graduate School Q&A Forum

2:00–2:50 p.m. | Borgne
Chair: Jenny Mason (Cumberland University)

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Poster Session II
8:30–9:50 a.m. | Napoleon CD
Chair: Linda Jones (Belmont University), Jenny Mason (Cumberland University), and Karina Hamamouche (Belmont University)

Psi Chi Chapter Exchange
Information for Psi Chi, Psychology Club, and Psi Beta Officers

10:00–10:50 a.m. | Rhythms I
Chair: Darren Bernal (Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President, University of North Carolina Asheville), Todd Joseph (Psi Beta Southeastern Vice-President, Hillsborough Community College)

CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Oral Presentations
10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. | Borgne
Chair: Linda Jones (Belmont University), Jenny Mason (Cumberland University), and Karina Hamamouche (Belmont University)

CEPO/Psi Chi Symposium
Including Women of Color in Psychological Research

12:30–1:50 p.m. | Borgne

Presentations:
Tribute to Inez Prosser. Where Did We Go From Her Example?
Rihana Mason (Georgia State University)
The Four Directions of Inclusion: A Medicine Wheel Approach (Engaging Native American Populations)
Tammy Greer (University of Southern Mississippi)
Confronting Research Intersections: Exploring Race and Gender Bias When Conducting Trauma Research with Women of Color
So’Nia Gilkey (Texas A&M University, Knightsville)

Psi Chi Student Reception
3:00–4:50 p.m. | Grand Chenier
Chair: Darren Bernal (Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President, University of North Carolina Asheville)

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer (and G. Stanley Hall Lecture)
Neuropsychology: The Origins and Future of Psychology

5:00–5:50 p.m. | Napoleon B
Chair: Darren Bernal (Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President, University of North Carolina Asheville)
Antonio E. Puente, University of North Carolina Wilmington

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Poster Session III
8:30–9:50 a.m. | Napoleon CD
Chair: Linda Jones (Belmont University), Jenny Mason (Cumberland University), and Karina Hamamouche (Belmont University)

Psi Chi Diversity Session
Giving Voice to Our Silenced Sisters

10:00–10:50 a.m. | Rhythms II
Iva GreyWolf (President of the Society of Indian Psychologists) and Royleen Ross (Secretary of the Society of Indian Psychologists)

Other Conventions

Learn about upcoming programming. 



Regional Awards


Regional Research Awards

If you have done research you are proud of, consider presenting at the SEPA Convention. By doing so you will gain experience, confidence, and polish. You will also be eligible to receive up to 16 Regional Research Awards. There are two ways undergraduates can present their research at SEPA:

  1. You can submit directly to SEPA through their online system. To find out the requirements for all submissions to SEPA check here.
  2. You can also submit to the Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunities (CEPO) and Psi Chi Undergraduate Poster session at this link here.

Any Psi Chi member who is the first author on a submission to this special undergraduate poster session at SEPA is automatically considered for a Psi Chi Regional Research Award. Learn more about the Psi Chi Regional Research Awards.

Regional Travel Grants

There are many reasons to consider attending the SEPA convention—especially if you’ve got some great research to share. Psi Chi offers Regional Travel Grants and encourages members to take advantage of the opportunity. If you attend SEPA, you should apply here for a Psi Chi travel grant—you may find yourself eligible and have your travel expenses reimbursed!

Regional Chapter Award

Does your chapter do amazing work? There are chapters across the region that are doing fantastic research, amazing service projects, and elevating what it means to be "excellent.” If your chapter is one of them, you should apply for a Regional Chapter Award.

Regional Faculty Advisor Award

Faculty advisors serve as organizers, mentors, and models for Psi Chi members. Show your faculty advisor you appreciate all the hard work by nominating him or her to receive the Regional Faculty Advisor Award.

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