The Department of Practical Psychology is the graduating department of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the Pedagogical Institute of the Vyatka State University.
The concept of the training direction is developed taking into account modern requirements of the profession of a psychologist, new educational technologies, the need to strengthen the connection of psychological science with practice.
The main purpose of the Department is to create conditions for students to receive specific in-depth knowledge in the field of psychology.
The Department organizes the educational process for all forms of education, provides methodical, research work for teachers and students, conducts student Olympiads and competitions of research work of students on the disciplines of the Department. Much attention is paid to the management and organization of students practices.
Academic work is a priority activity of the Department and is aimed to obtain theoretical knowledge, abilities and skills necessary for practical activities. Deep study of psychological disciplines suggests that graduates have solid professional knowledge to solve problems in the professional activity of a psychologist.
Both, psychologists working at in-depth psychological research, as well as highly professional psychologists working in the psychological centers of Kirov are involved in the educational process of the Department. All this, undoubtedly, allows to provide high-quality training of students within the framework of their chosen direction of training.
On the basis of the Department of Practical Psychology, within the framework of the program for the development of the Pedagogical Institute for 2016-2020, the Center for Psychodiagnostics and Counseling was established.
This Center provides psychological services for people who live in Kirov and in Kirov region.
The field of professional activity of the graduate includes the solution of professional tasks in the sphere of education, health, culture, defense of the country, jurisprudence, management, social assistance to the people, as well as in public and business organizations.
Mastering the profiling disciplines of the Department allows graduates to work in educational institutions (kindergartens, schools, gymnasiums, lyceums, colleges, colleges, additional education organizations); in personnel departments of enterprises and personnel management services; employment services; in consulting centers; in social organizations (orphanages, shelters, nursing homes, invalids, crisis centers, family services, social and psychological services); in the centers of psychological counseling; in legal centers; in sports and health centers; in medical institutions (polyclinics, hospitals, drug treatment centers, rehabilitation centers); in marketing and advertising agencies, PR, politics, the media; in the law enforcement agencies (the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Office of the Federal Security Service, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Bailiff Service, military structures).