Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Counseling Services

THE ART OF WELLNESS

Student Counseling Services supports the mission of Otis College of Art and Design by providing counseling services, training opportunities, mental health outreach, and co-curricular activities designed to enhance students' academic and artistic lives.

Counseling

  • Individual Counseling
  • Relationship/Couples Counseling
  • Pre-Marriage & Marriage Counseling
  • Bereavement Support

Awareness Events

  • National Depression Screening Day (October)
  • National Eating Disorders Screening Program (February)
  • National Alcohol Screening Day (April)

Group Counseling

  • Support Groups

Referrals

  • Evaluations and Medication Referrals
  • Referrals For Community Services & Support Groups

When are employees covered?

  • Employees are covered while on campus
  • Employees are covered off campus when working for the college
  • Employees who travel overseas when working for the college are also covered

Screenings, Assessments, and Testing

  • Beck Depression, Anxiety, Hopelessness, and Suicide Scales
  • ADD/HD and Learning Disabilities Screenings
  • Substance Use & Abuse Screenings & Referrals
  • Testing for Academic & College Adjustment Issues
  • Test Anxiety

 


Getting Started

Prior to your first counseling appointment, you will be asked to fill out a Intake Form (PDF). For your convenience, you may download it, print it out, and bring it to your first appointment.

If you wish to have your therapist speak to someone to coordinate treatment, you will need to complete a Request to Release Confidential Information (PDF).

We want to be sure you are getting the most out of your counseling experience, and would appreciate it if you would complete an Evaluation Form (PDF) and return it to our office (104A).


 

Contact


Jamie Turner, LCSW

Counselor, Student Health and Wellness
(310) 665-6968 
jturner@otis.edu


Araceli Diaz

Administrative Assistant
(310) 846-2639
adiaz@otis.edu

 

CRISIS HELP

If you are in crisis, or are experiencing a psychological emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Student Counseling Services Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am-5:00pm
(except academic holidays and breaks)

Location

Goldsmith Campus
Ahmanson Hall (first floor)

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