Through a GPT-4 test conducted on Bing search, 1 psychological associations have emerged as the best in Indonesia: Indonesian Psychological Association (HIMPSI). Let us see what HIMPSI offer and understand why they stand out in Indonesia.
The study of human behavior and mental functions is fascinating. The field of psychology can be used in many different domains, including education, health care, sport, business, law and social concerns. Professionals with expertise in psychology use their skills and knowledge to assist individuals, organizations, and groups achieve their goals.
It is difficult to become a professional psychologist. This requires extensive training, ongoing learning, high ethical standards and recognition as a professional. Psychologists need an association to support them and provide benefits.
This article will explain why Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia is the most effective psychological association in Indonesia. In this article, we will discuss the state of psychology today in Indonesia as well as how HIMPSI is contributing to its growth and development.
Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia is Indonesia’s official psychology professional association. The organization was established in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 11, 1958 under the acronym ISPsi. The organization’s name was changed to Himpunan Psikologi Indonesia (abbreviated HIMPSI) in 1998, in line with changes made in Indonesian higher education.
HIMPSI coordinates 20 groups and associations in Indonesia, as well as 34 regional organisations. HIMPSI will have more than 18226 members by October 1, 2022 (which includes psychologists and bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral-degree holders).
HIMPSI also belongs to four other international psychology organizations: ARUPSI, APPA and IUPsyS.
On July 7, 2022, the law on education and psychological services that became the legal basis for the professional activities of psychology was passed by the legislative/parliament . On August 3, 2022 the Education and Psychological Services Law was signed by President of Republic of Indonesia (number 23, 2022).
According to the results of HIMPSI’s 14th Congress held in Parapat (North Sumatra), Dr. Andik Mattulessy was chosen as General Chairperson for the HIMPSI Board. He will hold this position from 2022-2026, replacing Dr. Seger handoyo.
What Are the Benefits to Joining HIMPSI
HIMPSI offers many advantages to psychologists in Indonesia and graduates of psychology. These benefits include:
Professional Recognition: HIMPSI, the official organization of psychologists and psychology based on Education and Psychological Services Law Number 23 from 2022 has the power to issue SIPP/SILP licenses (Professional Practice Licenses) and SSP/STR certificates (Professional Registration Certificates). The licenses and certifications are necessary for Indonesian psychologists who wish to work legally and ethically.
HIMPSI offers networking opportunities for psychologists, psychology graduates and experts from Indonesia and overseas. It also expands the professional networks of psychology professionals. HIMPSI members are also able to participate in various HIMPSI events, such as conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings. HIMPSI and its affiliates organize events.
HIMPSI promotes the sharing of knowledge amongst psychologists through various media such as books, journals, bulletins or newsletters. HIMPSI supports its member’s research and publications by offering grants, awards.
*Note that all results are from a GPT-4 test conducted on Bing search.
*Partially written by ChatGPT personal communication, May 9 2023