The history of the Faculty of Psychology Tarumanagara

Getting to Know
Faculty of Psychology

The Faculty of Psychology is the fifth faculty offered at Tarumanagara University and was established in 1994 based on decree by the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 048 / D / O / 1994. In 2005, the faculty submitted re-accreditation prerequisites to the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT).



Pre Faculty Period

The Psychology Study Program was established in 1981. Psychology as a disciplinary study slowly influenced the curriculum structure of the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, and the Faculty of Medicine in the form of the Introduction to Psychology course. In that same year the Guidance Center and Consulting Psychology was formed, directly managed by the Tarumanagara Foundation.

            The establishment of the Faculty of Psychology, Tarumanagara University was initiated by Prof. Dr Singgih D. Gunarsa, assisted by Dr. Monty P. Satiadarma, MS / AT, MCP / MFCC, DCH., Dr. Seto Mulyadi, dr. Tom Suryadi, MPH, Ir. Jap Tji Beng, MMSI, Ph.D., and Dr. Erry Dewayanti, MMSI. On 7th July 1994, the Faculty of Psychology became part of Tarumanagara University under the decree by the Ministry of Education and Culture No. 048 / D / O / 1994. Prior to its founding, numerous comparative studies on private universities in Indonesia were conducted.


Faculty Period: The period of 1994/1995-present


The learning system at the Faculty of Psychology, Tarumanagara University first began on August 1994. Dean of the Faculty of Psychology from 1994 to 1997 was Dr. Seto Mulyadi. At the beginning, existing lecturers at the faculty was at 6 people (including organizational members). During the 2014/2015 academic year, the faculty now has 52 lecturers specifically 32 permanent lecturers and 20 part-time lecturers (not including MKU lecturers).


Psychology Undergraduate Students

The number of first generation students (class of 1994) in the first half, there were 42 people. In line with the increase in the number of students in each academic year commencing from the first to the record in the second semester of 2014/2015, there were 706 active students.


Professions and Postgraduate Programs

The program started in conjunction with the undergraduate Psychology study program in which during the 1998/1999 academic year, the first 3 graduates from the Faculty pursued a postgraduate education at the university also in the same faculty. In the second semester of 2001/2002, the professional program participants consisted of 10 people. Since 16th June 2003 until present, the Professional and Postgraduate Program of Psychology, Tarumanagara University divided into two programs, namely Psychology Study Program Master’s Degree Level and a Psychology Study Program at a Professional Master’s Degree Level.



On 23rd June 2000 the Psychology Undergraduate Program gained ‘B’ accreditation from Indonesia’s National Accreditation Board on Higher Education (BAN-PT) . It was good news at the time because it meant that students were no longer obligated to take the UNC State Exam. Moreover, faculty members are able to formulate the faculty’s curricula, no longer needing to use the 1994 national curriculum.

         In 2005, the faculty submitted paperwork for re-accreditation purposes to the National Accreditation Board of Higher Education (BAN-PT) later earning an ‘A’ rating on 21st July 2005. In 30th December 2010, the faculty maintained its ‘A’ accreditation status.

           The rating obtainment was an achievement for the entire academic community at the Faculty of Psychology Tarumanagara University. It also became a challenge in regards to education quality standards with staff members wanting to better the study program to remain competitive with other similar majors in the country.




Guidance and Psychological Consultation Center (PBKP)

From 1983 to May 1995, the PBKP was coordinated by Dr. Seto Mulyadi, Psi. later renaming it to LBKP (Institute Consultat Guidance and Psychology) and UPT-UBKP (Technical Implementation and Guidance Unit and Psychology Consultation).

           Since May 1995, the PBKP was supervised by the Faculty of Psychology, Tarumanagara University, led by Dra. Yulia S. Singgih. PBKP does not discriminate clients often accepting students, faculty and staff members seeking assistance; a number of companies has also become PBKP clients. The center offers numerous services including intelligence tests, aptitude tests and interests, personality tests, consultations, counseling, and individual psychological therapy.

           On February 1998, the PBKP was back under the supervision of Tarumanagara University and returned to its original function as a Technical Implementation Unit (UPT). PBKP members are psychologists as well as lecturers at the university’s Faculty of Psychology.


            The entire academic community at Tarumanagara University including employees and family members as well as the general public can become PBKP clients. The requirements include:

  • Sign on to the secretariat PBKP, by phone (021) 567-1747 extension 402, to schedule a meeting with a psychologist.
  • Visit the PBKP during the appointment schedule.
  • Meet with the designated psychologist.
  • Pay the determined administrative costs. Students, teaching staffs, and employees of the University and the Tarumanagara Foundation are given a special rate.


Faculty of Psychology Library

            The Faculty of Psychology Library was created since the beginning of the establishment of the Faculty, but was recognized in 1996. The library originally stood at the K Building, 2nd Floor, Room 207, with an area of 150.50 m2. During the academic year 2000/2001, the library moved to room 201, 203, and 205 in the same building and floor to accommodate to increasing numbers of students. Library facilities are equipped with air conditioning, book cataloguess with computerized systems and a variety of updated psychology journals. The space of the library occupies an area of approximately 275 m2. Details on the book collections are detailed collections consists of thousands of books, and magazines, with the details as shown below:






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The number of books, scientific journals, non-scientific magazines, journals and VCD

1 Books    4322      6.902
2 Scientific magazine            23            486
3 Non Scientific Magazine          185        1.319
4 Journal donation in Indonesian            57              73
5 Movie VCD (Origin: Faculty’s purchase)            81              81
6 Movie VCD (Origin: student contribution)        150            176



Type of Service

Circulation services are services provided to library users in the form of lending services, returns, book extensions and reservations upon borrowing.

Reference services are services provided to library visitors to aid in information search acquirement also providing guidance to users on how to use the collections and facilities owned by the library.



  • AC                
  • Reading Room            
  • Discussion Room
  • Catalogues
  • Internet




Audio Visual Laboratory

In general, the lab has several functions including:

  • Displaying various information using audio-visual methods assisting in study materials on The methods include : counselling process, social behaviors, psychological data collection process, or student performance evaluations on a particular assignment.
  • For presentingteaching materials or other relevant content.


Counseling and Observation Laboratory

            The laboratory which is located at the 2nd floor of the L Building Room 211, was created during the 1999/2000 academic year to fulfil the growing demands for laboratories at the faculty in line with the need to provide more lab space for students of the profession. Building completion occurred in March 2000 and is used for the Psycho-diagnosis course.


Counseling Psychology Laboratorium

This particular laboratory is situated on the 3rd floor of the R building and was created at the end of 2013 with the purpose of providing additional lab space with the faculty as well as to accommodate the needs of program participants.


Art Therapy Laboratorium

Located at Block R the 2nd floor, this laboratory is filled with some tools painting tools and equipment other hand skills. In this laboratory courses in art therapy with Dr. pengampu Monty P. Satiadarma, MS / AT, MCP / MFCC, DCH., Psychologist as an expert in his field. Creativity Laboratory is currently only used by students enrolled in the Clinical Professional S2 Adults and Children in Clinical Art Therapy course. However, in the future, other subjects can utilize this tool.


Children Playing Laborator

Situated on the 2nd floor of the R building, the laboratory for children – built in 2005 – is designed to replicate a playroom. Child visitors are able to have fun while feeling comforted upon receiving treatment at the lab. The facilities offered include educational games, drawing and writing supplies as well as other games useful to train motoric skills. Students at the faculty also use this lab as a Dance and Drama venue.


Dance Room

    The Dance hall functions as a space to express art through dancing, and is located at the R building.



Extracullicular Activities

     Managed and supervised by . Monty P. Satiadarma, MS / AT, MCP / MFCC, DCH, Psychologist and Astri Eka Wahyu Hadi, M.Psi., extracurricular activities available to faculty students include Mozai Arpa and choir classes among others.


Arpa Mousai Choir

          The Arpa Mousai Choir is an instrument for students interested in the art of singing (choir). Arpa Mousai Choir was formed in March 2012 and consisted of 30 of the faculty’s students with rehearsals every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.



Vision and Mission Tarumanagara University and Faculty of Psychology


The Faculty of Psychology University is a subsystem of Tarumanagara with theduty to educate psychologists who uphold his alma mater withvirtue, knowledge, and remaining responsive to societal conditions and social changes, finding the best alternative to overcome any problem. The faculty is also responsible for the life of the nation based on Pancasila and the UUD 1945 .

  1. Vision and Mission Tarumanagara University


Being a superior entrepreneurial university in South East Asia that has Integrity and Professionalism.


Mission :

  • To produce graduates who are competent, have integrity, are professional, and entrepreneurial.
  • Develop and utilize science, technology, and art continuously to achieve excellence and increase social welfare among institutions.
  • Shaping/Developing superior human resources who are dedicated to supporting the growth of the organization.



  1. Vision and mission of the Faculty of Psychology


Become a recognized Faculty of Psychology at the international level providing social-entrepreneurial excellence and taking an active role in scientific activities.


  1. Ensure the application of national and international standards to the education process thereby producing graduates with integrity, social values, and entrepreneurial skills.
  2. Provide added value to the local community using a sufficient and transparent governing system in support of the development and implementationof psychology as a study.
  3. Become a higher education institution supported by educators, staff, and students who take initiatives for knowledge and expertise development in the field using ethical and scientific principles.


Competency Bachelor of Psychology

Competency areas to be achieved are: Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes.


  1. Master the study of psychology including the concept of basic psychology (developmental psychology, personality psychology, psychopathology, neuropsychology) and applied psychology (educational psychology, PIO, social psychology) as well as explain human behavior phenomenon based on the study of science.
  2. Have an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, and technical writing skills for scientific papers that are tailored to issues in psychology.
  3. Master the fundamentals of individual and group interventions so as to design non-clinical interventions.
  4. Have an understanding of the psychological assessment and methods.



  1. Capable of performing simple social interventions based on community needs analysis.
  2. Have the skills to design non-clinical training sessions.
  3. Able to act as a facilitator and trainer.
  4. Ability to perform the process of assistance in the problems faced by the community.
  5. Able to recruit and select individuals without any use of psychological testing.
  6. Able to find ways of benefiting society in a creative and innovative manner.



Applying the code of ethics in psychology and EPIC (Entrepreneurship, Professionalism, Integrity, Caring Community) when behaving regardless the situation.


Curriculum Requirement

The curriculum for the bachelor’s degree level on Psychology applies the national and local curriculum for a total of 146 credits and is a requirement for degree attainment. Three main components of the faculty courses include:

  1. General Courses (MKU)

MKU is mainly aimed at shaping the personality and attitude as stock student enters public life.


  1. Basic Courses Expertise (MKDK)

MKDK mainly aims to provide a foundation skill formation, both for the benefit of the profession and to the development of science and technology.

  1. The core subjects (MKK)

MKK mainly aims to produce experts in the field of science. In addition, the provision of MKK aims to educate experts who are knowledgeable and skilled. MKK grouped into two groups, namely MKK MKK Mandatory and Options. MKK shall be taken by all students, while MKK options can be chosen by the students according to their interests.


Inauguration to 15 Psychologists

A total of 15 students from the Master of Professional Psychology Program was sworn in as psychologists on Friday, 10th May 2013 at the university’s Auditorium of the Main Campus I during the 15th Psychologist Inauguration. The ceremony is an important for graduates of the program because of the sworn Oath / Pledge as psychologists while formally receiving the title of psychologist necessary to obtain a permit for the profession.

The inauguration was the 15th time to be conducted since it was first held in 2005 at the Master’s Program of Professional Psychology. In previous years, the event was combined with the Faculty of Psychology UNTAR Sarasahen’s event. The atmosphere is also different presently because the ceremony is held outside the usual venue.

After the Letter of Duties (CNS) pledge and oath by the Professional Psychologist program participants, a tribute song assembled by Dr. Monty P. Satiadarma, MS / AT, MCP / MFCC, DCH., Psychologist, and Angela Astri Soemantri, M.Sc. ensued. The song at the time was sung by the 15 individuals who graduated the program.

The event hosted by Annisa Prameswari as MC, followed with a procession to accompany the Psychology Faculty Senate Gaudeamus’ song Elektronik. After the Faculty Senate entered the courtroom, a moment of silence led by the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology was held before the Senate hearing of the faculty officially opened the event.

The speeches occurred during the next session starting with the Chairman of the Master of Psychology (Sri Tiatri, Ph.D.), Dean of the Faculty of Psychology (Henny E. Wirawan, M. Hum., Psi., QIA), and representative of HIMPSI Center (Prof. Hera Lestari Mikarsa, Ph.D). The next session of the event was the delivery of letter designation from the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Vice Chairman of the Central HIMPSI highlighting the graduation of the students as Masters of Professional Psychology Programs; religious leaders also accompanied the ceremony before continuing with the signing of the document pledge / oath as psychologists. Religious leaders recited a prayer for the graduates who have officially become a psychologist.

The 15th inauguration of the psychologist offered a different approach whereby there was an award ceremony for students who have conducted international publications and those who donated their time to do community service/PKM at St. Vincent Orphanage Putra.

The graduation commencement of the latest batch of professional psychologists ended after the faculty dean closed the Senate hearing.



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