GENERAL INFORMATION OF FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY

Basic information about Faculty of Psychology - University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Vietnam National University HCMC

1. Introduction:
1.1. Logo of the Faculty:


1.2. Major code
: 52.31.04.01 (According to Decision No. 69 / QD - TCHC dated April 18th 2007 of the Principal of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City)
1.3. Institution:
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
1.4. Contact:
- Suite A201, 10- 12 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
- Telephone: 08. 3829 3828 - Ext 157
- Fax: (84 8) 3822 1903
- Email: tamlyhoc@hcmussh.edu.vn
- Website: tamly.hcmussh.edu.vn
- For English, please contact:
+ PhD. Tri Thi Minh Thuy
+ Email: minhthuytri@hcmussh.edu.vn
- Pour les français:
+ MA. Le Hoang The Huy
+ Email: thehuy.lehoang@hcmussh.edu.vn
1.5. Brief history of the Faculty of Psychology:
The Department of Psychology was established following the Decision No. 70 / QD - TCHC signed by Rector Sen V. Vo on April, 18, 2007. A strong team of faculty members was not built until after 6 years of untiring effort of recruitment in the initial stage. These seed members have been working hard to set a good foundation for achievements and quality in training, community services and research. The department of psychology has taken significant steps to achieve its goal of earning a major position and nationwide prestige among academic institutions all over the country.

As the result of the effort made by all its faculty and staff members, who have successfully defended their project to establish the Department of Psychology at Suite A201, Management Building, National University of Ho Chi Minh, the Faculty of Psychology was established. The project was approved by the Panel of Scientific Board of the National University, Ho Chi Minh City on November 1, 2013.

On March 27, 2014, the President of Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City signed Decision No. 248 / QD - VNU –TCCB to establish the Faculty of Psychology. The Decision was announced on November 04, 2014.

Training at undergraduate level is oriented toward three tracks: (1) Counseling and Psychotherapy, (2) Industrial Organizational Psychology, and (3) School Psychology.

III. Functions and duties of the faculty:
3.1. Functions:  The faculty of psychology has the following functions
3.1.1. Undergraduate education:
offers 3 types of training: 1) long-term training for first regular undergraduate degree, 2) short-term training for second regular BS/BA degree, and 3) in-service BA/BS training degree in psychology.

There are 4 tracks: (1) Basic Psychology, (2) Counseling and Psychotherapy, (3) Industrial-Organizational psychology, and (4) School psychology (to be offered in the near future).

Students who graduate with BS/BA in Psychology can do the following works in the following work settings:
  • Conduct research at institutes, science centers, and other related settings
  • Conduct research and provide counseling and psychotherapy to criminals and law offenders in prisons and juvenile detention camps for behavioral modification
  • Provide counseling and psychological treatments at mental health centers, rehabilitation centers, Department of Psychology of Children's Hospital and other hospitals.
  • Provide organization and human resources consultation/advisory services  for social organizations and businesses
  • Provide school counseling
  • Teach psychology at colleges, universities and vocational schools.

3.1.2. Planning for graduate training program: Two tracks will be offered at Master level: (1) Counseling and Psychotherapy and (2) Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This work has been going on since the first two batches of undergraduate students graduated.

3.1.3. Research: This aims to provide the scientific foundation for economic, political, social, and educational development and improve the training quality of faculty members in the department.
3.1.4. Community services: Training also aims at advancing knowledge and skills in applying psychology to all areas that requires working with people. Our services include: offering short-term training courses in Counseling – psychotherapy and I/O psychology to people who work in related areas or those in need of training in psychology.
3.2. Tasks:
To complete and update training programs in consultation with local and international experienced specialists in training areas offered by the faculty.
- To conduct research projects that apply psychology to a variety of disciplines
- To organize scientific seminars that serve as meeting places where scientists can present their research findings, share knowledge and experience that support training and community services.
- To offer training in different formats that can provide knowledge and skills in counseling, psychotherapy and industrial/organizational psychology for all those who want to improve their knowledge and skills.

IV. Faculty’s professors and staffs:

4.1. Statistics of current faculty and staff members:

 

1.       Long-term

20

1.1.    State-registered faculty and staff members

18

1.2.    Long-term contractual faculty (one year or more)

2

2.      Short-term contractual faculty (less than one year)

0

Total

15

 Table 1: Statistics of Faculty and staff members  in 2015 - 2016

 

Qualifications: 07 PhD, 02 Doctoral candidates, 7 Masters, and 4 Bachelors. This number will be increased to ensure the professional development plan of the faculty.

 

Thus, the total number of current faculty and staff members is 20, including 15 lecturers, one 1 Academic Administration secretary, 3 Research Assistants and 1 doctoral candidate who is studying in Germany.

 4.2. List of faculty’s professors and staffs: See here

V. Students:
Nine hundreds and ninety one undergraduate students have either successfully completed their program or are being trained. Two cohorts of long term undergraduate students for first degree have graduated. Being trained are 2 cohorts of long term students for second degree and 1 cohort of in-service training students.  

Batch

Long term  training for psychology as first degree

In-service training

Long term  training for psychology as second degree

K01

46

80

102

K02

64

100

110

K03

80

117

90

K04

60

92

90

K05

70

50

K06

70

30

K07

90

 

 

K08

90

 

 

Total number for each group

610

469 392

Total number

1471
Table 2 : Student statistics, updated on 31/10/2015

 

ORGANIZATION

 

FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNIST PARTY MEMBERS

OTHER COMMITTEES

 

DEAN  AND

VICE DEAN

 

SCIENCE AND TRAINING BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRACK

BASIC PSYCHOLOGY TRACK

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY TRACK

I/O PSYCHOLOGY TRACK

 

 

 

 

FUNTIONAL SECTION

secretary, staff members in charge of student affairs, assessment and quality management, research, graduate programs, and international relationships

 

 

Academic/student advisors

 

 

Cohorts of students

 
V. International relations of Faculty of Psychology – School-year 2013-2014 and 2014 – 2015:
The logo “All for students and their growth” reflects all faculty members’ concern for students’ development. This interest in students’ benefit encourages the department to invite international professionals to share their expertise with students. It also shows the faculty’s willingness to collaborate with those working in the field of psychology and seek to improve their knowledge.  In the school-year 2013-2014 and 2014 - 2015, the faculty cooperated with several organizations and individuals coming from countries where Psychology is well-developed such as the United States, Canada, Germany, and France to offer the following training seminars and workshops:  

  • A Learning Forum about “Against violence and maltreatment to children”, by Dr. Evelyn Field.
  • A discussion with People to People Organization (U.S.A) about “The reality of formation and development of psychotherapy in Vietnam.” 
  • A specialization forum about “Diagnosis, handling and prevention of perturbative/ disordered behaviors of children”, by Dr. Murad Bakht (Canada).
  • A talk on “Customer Psychology”, by Dr. Michael Lavin (U.S.A).    
  • A scientific forum about “Stress Management”, by Dr. Martha Peters (U.S.A.).
  • A training course “Introduction to Psychotherapy for PTSD” and “Advanced Psychotherapy for PTSD”, by Dr. Archontula Karameros (Germany).
  • A training course “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for difficult cases”, by Dr. Armin Kuhr (Germany).
  • A training course “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Basic and Advanced”, by Dr. Armin Kuhr (Germany).
  • A learning forum on “The practicality of psychotherapy in medicine and personal life”, by Dr. Phạm Toàn (U.S.A).
  • A training course “Relaxation therapy”, by Ms. Selmi Francoise (France).
  • International conference: “Identification, diagnosis and interventions for Specific learning disorders among students”
  • ...

In the school-year 2015-2016, the Faculty of Psychology will continue to boost international relationship for the benefit of students.


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