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  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).

     

  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • Cesar Garcia – Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room
    Glenn Kaino – contemporary artist
    Kris Kuramitsu – Deputy Director and Senior Curator, The Mistake Room

    In conjunction with Otis’ Creative Action program, Big City Forum presents a series of four discussions featuring individuals who reinvent social space and redefine how we engage with each other.

  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.

     

  • HOT & HE∆VY

    Apr 28| Special Event
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  • Tour I: Artists Studios

    May 03| Continuing Education
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    Fee: $75
    In conjunction with Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

    Curators Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson lead a tour of artists studios located "inside the quad." Tour includes transportation, lunch, and snacks.

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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

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).

 

 

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)

Contact

Fred L. Barnes, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Director of Student Counseling Services
(310) 665-6968
flbarnes@otis.edu

Farrah Mirzaee, M.A.

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

Jennifer Berg, M.A.

Doctoral Intern
(310) 846-2584
jberg@otis.edu

Ludmila Zeltzer, B.F.A

Doctoral Intern
(310) 846-2584
lzeltzer@otis.edu