Dian Sari Utami

Email: deutami@yahoo.com

Room: 3007





2013-present                     Doctoral student in Educational and Rehabilitative Psychology, University of Leipzig, Germany

2008-2010                         Master in Psychology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia (Thesis: Work-life balance strategy among dual-career women)

1999-2004                         Bachelor in Psychology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

                                          (Thesis: Emotional management through the book “Pelangi Hatiku” to hospitalized children)



Research interests


Family issues related to: well-being, work-life balance, hardiness, cognitive-emotion regulation, social support, disability/trauma experience; and art therapy (writing and drawing)






Utami, D.S. & Kumara, A. (2013). The Book “Rainbow of My Heart” as a Medium to Manage Hospitalized Children’s Emotions. In E. Witruk and A. Wilcke (Eds.) (2013), Historical and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Psychology Band 4, (pp. 355–372). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH.

Utami, D.S. 2012. Building Work-Life Balance through Islamic Values (in Indonesian). In Nashori, F. (Ed.) (2012). Psikologi Kepemimpinan. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Fahima.




‘Ali, N. H. & Utami, D. S. (2013). The Effectiveness of Book “Pelangi Hatiku” to Reduce Aggression among Elementary School’s Students (in Indonesian). Jurnal Intervensi, 5(1), 59–74.

Sulistyarini, I. & Utami, D. S. (2011). The Role of Spirituality and Family-Supportive Work Environment to Work-family Conflict among Dual-role Women (in Indonesian). Jurnal Psikologi IAIN SUKA, 4(7)

Utami, D. S. (2005). Family and Community Education (in Indonesian). Jurnal Psikologika

Utami, D. S., Kartika, E. A., Damayanti, A., & Nugroho, S. (2004). Rhythm Dance to Increase Learning Concentration among Primary School Children (in Indonesian). Jurnal Psikologika

Kumara, A., Utami, D. S., Yuliani, G., & Andriani, D.R. (2003). Writing and Drawing as Therapy Medium (in Indonesian). Jurnal Psikologi, 30(1), 1–28.




International Conferences


Utami, D.S. & Witruk, E. (2014, November). Am I Happy with My Life? Perceived Well-being among Hearing Impaired Children in Indonesia. International Conference of Integrated Intellectual Community (ICONIC), Nuremberg, Germany.

Utami, D.S. (2014, October). Children’s Art Therapy through Writing and Drawing: Case Study in Indonesia. 2nd International Symposia BioNET – The Biopsychological Basics of Life in Education and Health, Riga, Latvia.

Puspitasari, E. & Utami, D.S. (2013, July). Parenting Education Program for Children Well-Being. Proceeding of the 4th International Conference of Asian Psychological Association (ICAPA), Jakarta, Indonesia.

Saptorini, H., Darmawati, R., & Utami, D.S. (2011, May). Children’s Living and Creative Playing in Open-Space Area: Case Study in Blimbingsari Settlement Yogyakarta (in Indonesian). National Seminar of Sustainable Culture, Architecture, and Nature (SCAN), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Utami, D.S. (2011, December). Self-Worth: Incremental Improvement on Work-Life Balance. Book of Abstracts: The 2nd International Conference of Indigenous and Cross-Cultural Psychology (ICICP), Bali, Indonesia.

Utami, D.S. & Yuniarti, K. W. (2010, July). To Be Istiqama’: Harmonizing Work, Family, Society and Leisure (A Case Study among Muslim Women Lecturer in Yogyakarta). Book of Abstracts of The 1st International Conference of Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology (ICICP), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Utami, D.S. (2010, November). Extended Family Support among Dual-Career Muslim Women. Proceeding of  The 2nd International Graduate Students Conference (IGSC), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Kurniawan, I. N. & Utami, D. S. (2009, November). Family Skill Training as Attempt to Cope Parents’ Neglectful Behavior to Children after the Earthquake. International Workshop: Historical Aspects of Psychology – with special reference to the 130th Anniversary of the Psychology at the 600-year-old University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 

Utami, D.S. (2009, July). Supportive Work Environment and Quality of Life with Work-Family Conflict among Muslim Women (in Indonesian). Proceeding of 5th Technology National Symposium, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Utami, D.S. (2007, August). Building Knowledge Management and Integrity in Organizational Change. Proceeding of 1st International Conference of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (ICIOP), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Utami, D.S., & Kumara, A. (2004, February). Writing Expression in Children as Therapy Media. Proceeding of 3rd International Conference of Linguistic, Jakarta, Indonesia.