The Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia proudly presents the 2nd International Conference of Intervention and Applied Psychology ICIAP 2018, on September 13th – 14th, 2018 in Depok, West Java, Indonesia. The theme is “Psychology and Social Issues: Bridging Intellectual and Practical Perspectives”.
ICIAP is an annual celebration of inspiring ideas and practices in applied psychology. This world-class event brings together graduate students, academics, researchers, and policy makers from Asian and neighboring countries across the spectrum of applied psychology. This year, we are focusing on how to bring applied psychology into a more policy-relevant contribution.
Applied psychologist and practitioners are experiencing increasing pressure to produce practical, as well as politically and socially acceptable, solutions to address complex societal challenges such as poverty reduction, terrorism, the deteriorating of natural resources as well as issues that have been better known by psychology as helping profession for a long time. Examples are changes in family structure, functions and roles, stress due to economic competition, or trauma caused by violence, crime or conflicts. Not forgotten the more traditional concerns of professional psychology, namely that psychology needs to be able to help individuals or groups who face various challenges in their phases of life. In doing so, researchers must work with a wide variety of stakeholders to produce research that is so-called “policy-relevant”, sustainable and quantifiable. Meanwhile, intervention programs must be evidence-based, but also meet the needs of specific groups or issues that require different ways of handling, and may require different methodological approaches in their research.
This increasingly widespread societal problems seem to be growing faster than the solutions offered by behavioral sciences in general and applied psychology in particular. The event is intended to foster exchange ideas, practices and scientific discussion to address those kind of challenges through showcase findings on individual, group and state interventions. It is also a valuable opportunity for them to collaborate in the future.
Proceeding: Presented study will be invited for a review process aiming for publication in the conference proceeding. Selected study papers will be published in a conference proceeding, indexed by Thomson Reuters (indexing in Thomson Reuters will be confirmed). Please click here for information about paper guideline.
Journal: Selected papers will be offered assistance for admission to Scopus-indexed journals.