Faculty of Psychology and special psycho-pedagogy

The Faculty of Psychology and Psycho-pedagogy was founded in 1992, by uniting the Faculty of Defectology and the Department of General Psychology. It is the first faculty with such a speciality in the Republic of Moldova. Training of special psycho-pedagogues was started in 1971, and that of psychologists in 1991. At present, the faculty is the largest one at „Ion Creanga” State Pedagogical University; there are over 1400 full-time and part-time students.
Currently, the Faculty of Psychology and Psycho-pedagogy is led by the Dean- Carolina Perjan, Associate Professor, Doctor of Psychology.

Educational process is ensured by three departments:

  • The Department of Psychology, Department Chief Elena Losâi, Associate Professor, PhD. 
  • The Department of Special Psycho-pedagogy, Department Chief  Associate Professor, PhD  Cornelia Bodorin
  • The Department of Social Assistance, Department Chief –  Associate Professor, PhD  Maria Vârlan 

The Faculty trains specialists in the following specialities:
Level I.    Bachelor Education                              
      Full-time Education – 3 years of study, 180 credits

  • Social Assistance Services
  • Psychology
  • Psycho-pedagogy                                               
  • Special Psycho-pedagogy

      Part-time Education – 4 years of study, 180 credits    

  • Special Psycho-pedagogy
  • Social Assistance Services

Level II.  Master

Specializations: Phychoeducational Activity, Counselling and Psychotherapy Activity of the Practising Psychologist, Psychodiagnosis and Psychological Interventions in Different Types of Organisations, Research Methodology in Psychological Sciences.         

Special Psycho-pedagogy                          
Specializations: Integrated Education and the Therapy of People with Special Needs, Special Psycho-pedagogy and the Therapy of Speech

Social Assistance Service
Specializations: Social Policies of Support for the Family and the Child, Social services in Population Health

Level  III.  Doctorate:

  • 19.00.07 Pedagogical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality
  • 13.00.03 Special Pedagogy
  • 19.00.10 Special Psychology

Within the Faculty of Psychology and Special Psycho-pedagogy   the only Scientific Council in Moldova specialized in the field of psychology DH – 33 – 19.00.07, functions where Doctor and Doctor Habilitat of Psychology theses are defended in speciality 19.00.07 – Pedagogical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality.
At the end of the year 2005, within the framework of the faculty the specialized magazine Psychology. Special Pedagogy. Social Assistance  was founded.
In 2009 the Centre of fundamental and applied research in the field of Psychology, comprising two scientific laboratories was opened.

The following student organizations function at the faculty:

  • Students Council of the Faculty
  • Centre of erudition of young social assistants CETAS
  • The Association of the volunteer students, affiliated to Humanitas association
  • Students’ syndicates/unions.
Dean of Faculty of Psychology and
Special Psychopedagogy, Associate Professor, PhD, Carolina Perjan
Tel.: +373 22 74 24 14
E-mail: carolina.perjan@upsc.md