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Couch elected president of SEPA

Jan 21, 2020

Credit Morehead State University

Dr. Laurie Couch, associate provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success at Morehead State University, was elected to serve as the president of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).  

“I am deeply honored to serve as the president of the Southeastern Psychological Association, which is the largest psychological organization in the southeast and one of the largest in the United States,” Couch said. “I have been involved with the association for 30 years, and it has had a profound impact on the trajectory of my research and career. It also has been a formative organization in the professional lives of my students since I began teaching at Morehead State University.” 

Founded in 1955, SEPA is the largest psychological organization in the southeast and one of the most prominent in the United States. The purpose of SEPA is to advance psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting human welfare.

The professional members of SEPA hold positions in settings such as universities, colleges, business and industry, hospitals and clinics, government, and private practice. In these and other settings, the psychologists of SEPA teach, conduct research, engage in psychological assessment and therapy, serve as administrators and consultants, and publish scholarly works on all aspects of the human experience. The student members of SEPA from psychology undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the southeast and beyond reflect the varied interests of their mentors in the behavioral sciences, from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations. 

Dr. Laurie Couch may be reached at l.couch@moreheadstate.edu or 606-783-2434.

To learn more about programs in MSU’s Department of Psychology, visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/psychology or call 606-783-2981.