Dr. Rihana Mason elected as Chair of CEPO

Posted On May 19, 2017

Rihana Mason profile photoA special congratulations goes to the Urban Child Study Center’s own, Dr. Rihana Mason. Dr. Mason has been elected as the Chair of CEPO, the Committee on the Equality of Professional Opportunity, which is a subcommittee of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).

Founded in 1955, SEPA is the largest psychological organization in the southeast and one of largest in the United States. Originally comprised of psychologists in the southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Puerto Rico, our members for many years retained their membership and involvement when they moved to other parts of the country.

CEPO’s  mission is to promote professional equality for all psychologists, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability. The goals of CEPO are to increase membership and participation among under-represented groups, to sponsor programming to address their concerns, and to provide role models, including a SEPA/CEPO Invited Speaker at the SEPA annual meeting. In addition, the committee is charged with monitoring and promoting the professional development and participation of women, minorities, and students in the Southeastern Psychological Association.

For more information on SEPA, please visit their website: http://www.sepaonline.com