Coming to the 47th anniversary, UGM Faculty of Psychology continues to make change. The change is not only physical, but also in terms of core business, particularly in education and research. In the field of education, curriculum study of undergraduate program has undergone a change and is applied for new students in year 2011.
Similarly, in the field of research, study expansion and international dissemination have been conducted. In fact, the publication of international journals and books involve more members of faculty and students. Unfortunately, the number of publications is still relatively not much, unlike the number of international presentations which is quite spectacular. "One step away from various presentations that have been implemented is the publication. Therefore, in the upcoming years, we can expect more international publications to be produced by academicians of Faculty of Psychology,” said the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Faturochman, M.A., at UGM Psychology Faculty, Monday (9/1).
Delivering Dean Speech of Faculty of Psychology UGM Year 2011, Faturochman said that the Faculty continues to improve its academic supporting facilities, such as library, laboratory and units/centers. He admitted that to develop an ideal library is not easy. "Book price which is relatively expensive and difficult procurement make it difficult for the Faculty to add to collection of new books. We made shortcut by utilizing the Internet to access journals and electronic books, subscribed by the University, such as EBSCO, JSTOR, Science Direct and others," he said.
On the other hand, Faculty of Psychology UGM is proud of Indigenous Psychology Unit Development (CICP) and the Community Mental Health Unit (CPMH).Within two years both units have produced real work. CPMH is very aggressive in developing programs and activities to improve mental health and welfare by cooperating with several national and international partners.
There are three strategic matters developed by CPMH, in addition to do direct intervention into the community through empowerment programs, workshops and training together with partners to identify, seek solutions and develop system for improving mental health of society. In addition, CPMH also develops research and records various activities undertaken as references which are very useful for future needs. "The three things are not meant to deny some things that have appeared over the years, such cooperation program of psychologist of Public Health Unit, but just try abstracting academic studies as mentioned earlier," the Dean said before the Senate Open Meeting in the Framework of the 47th Anniversary of Faculty Psychology UGM.
Meanwhile, CICP is still active conducting studies and disseminates results of research on various occasions, including national and international seminars. CICP continuously develop partnerships for the advancement of indigenous psychology with other universities, including Udayana University, Diponegoro University, Padjadjaran University, and Islamic State University of Riau. "Certainly, CICP also continues to collaborate with international partners that have been committed and worked together to develop indigenous psychology," he said.