The need to develop an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and creativity inspired the Entrepreneurial Department of UGM Psychology’s Student Body Organization (Lembaga Mahasiswa) to organize an entrepreneurship seminar and talkshow. With the theme ‘Creativepreneur Talks : Be Creative Be An Enterpreneur’, the seminar was succesfully held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in the faculty’s G-100 Auditorium. The event started at 8 a.m. with almost 100 people in attendance. Most of the attendees were students.
The Student Publishing and Press Organization, known as BPPM Psikomedia, succesfully held a talkshow called ‘Talkshow Sikolastik’ on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in UGM Psychology’s G-100 Auditorium. The ‘gates’ opened at 7.30 a.m., although the start was officially at 8 a.m. The event ended at 12 p.m. Sikolastik is a yearly event, and is one of the biggest programs of BPPM Psikomedia. This year, Sikolastik also consists of video-making and infographics competitions. The talkshow was titled ‘Gender in the Media Frame (Gender dalam Bingkai Media) this year. In this opportunity, BPPM Psikomedia also held a launch event for their new magazine, with the issue of Gender Psychology.
Dopamination, which consisted of various events UGM Psychology held to commemorate Mental Health Day and mental health awareness have now ended, with the concert night called Sharing with Others (SWO) on Friday, November 2, 2018. Aditya Putra Utama, the Head Officer for Dopamination, explained that SWO is the peak of all the events, after they have successfully held campaigns for mental health, such as a social media-based online campaign through info graphics and also touring faculties in UGM, through their program called Tour de Faculty, where they aim to increase mental health awareness and literacy among UGM students. Other parts of their incredible efforts also included holding a seminar called CEKER and providing free counseling through CURCOL.
On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, one of the units in Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Psychology, the Center for Public Mental Health (CPMH) held a national workshop. It was part of the events to commemorate Mental Health Day, which is on October 10. The theme of the workshop was Assesment of Disaster’s Psychological Impact. It is very related with the issue of mental health, especially for people and communities impacted by disasters. Psychological first aid and assessment are rarely put in the spotlight when it comes to helping them.
Theory Building Training (TBT) is a training in theory building that utilizes qualitative methods such as discourse analysis, meta-ethnography, ethnography, and grounded theory that is delivered through the method of training and practice. The training was organized by one of UGM Psychology’s units, the Center for Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (CICP). The training was held on October 26 – 27, 2018 in Room A-203. It was quite intense, starting from 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. in those 2 days.