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  • Alex Olson

    Dec 06| Lectures
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    Artsy best decribes Alex Olson’s works as "abstract, but that’s not how she would choose to refer to them: “In fact, the way I approach painting is almost the opposite in that nothing is an abstraction of something else,” she says. “It literally is what it is.” Olson’s paintings aim to be exact records of how they were made, self-evident in their construction.

  • Marisa Matarazzo is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Writing program at Otis. She is the author of Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, which Aimee Bender called "a collection that marks its own territory and stamps it out with a textured beauty." Her work has appeared in Faultline, Hobart, Fivechapters, Unstuck, and other literary journals, and she has taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, and UC Irvine.

  • Gracie DeVito’s work challenges codified modes of art making and production; the output of the work shifts fluidly from painting, to sculpture, to found objects, to performance. Characters and motifs, manifested by DeVito herself or by the characters she creates, rotate through the 2D and 3D spaces of her pieces. 

  • Campus Safety Training

    Dec 08| Special Event
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    You are invited to attend a very important training presentation by the Los Angeles Police Department. The training session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter.

  • Joint Venture

    Dec 10| Exhibition
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    Joint Venture is a group exhibition of collaborative projects by artists from ECF’s Inglewood Art Center and students from Otis College's Creative Action class, Uniquely Abled, taught by Michele Jaquis and mentored by Marlena Donohue.

     

    December 8, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Gallery Hours M - F 11am - 3:30pm

     

  • LA Portfolio Day

    Jan 15| Special Event
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    Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to host the Los Angeles Portfolio Day on January 15, 2017 from 12-4pm!

    Bring your portfolio for an informal review by representatives from art and design schools, and learn about their programs of study. Portfolio Day events are held across the country, high school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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Internship Opportunities

The Otis College of Art and Design Student Counseling Services staff annually includes two part-time pre-doctoral or post doctoral level interns. The interns serve under the direct of supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

 
Internship Goals


The goal of the Student Counseling Services internship program is to offer training experience to pre-doctoral or post doctoral level interns, which will promote their professional growth and provide quality training experience in the areas of student counseling services. Training activities will be coordinated with the student trainees’ academic training. Interns who work in Student Counseling Services function as professional staff and work under the direction/supervision of the Director of Student Counseling Services. Individual and/or group supervision by qualified supervisors will be provided by Student Counseling Services. Intern evaluations are completed by supervisors.  The emphasis is placed on helping the intern to understand both his/her strengths, weaknesses, and to facilitate a deeper understanding of his/her process.
 

Internship Duties and Responsibilities


The Student Counseling Services internship program recruits two pre-doctoral or post-doctoral level candidates each academic year. The interns generally serve up to 16 hours per week. Currently, the Interns are paid on an hourly basis. Clinical training usually commences the day after Labor Day, and ends the last week of June.  Interns are required to carry full malpractice insurance coverage during their employment/internship with Otis College of Art and Design Student Counseling Services.

Under the general supervision of the director of Student Counseling Services, Practicum & Intern students will perform the following:

  • Provide one-on-one therapy sessions to currently enrolled Otis College of Art and Design undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing a wide range of emotional, psychological, academic, personal, or substance abuse difficulties; be skilled at crisis intervention and management.
  • Document and maintain client files; be available for “triage duty” so that clinical emergencies are responded to immediately; conduct preventive psycho-educational workshops; facilitate or co-facilitate support groups for students with special needs; provide premarital, marital or couple counseling.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director. Interns are expected to model professional behavior with student clients at all times.

 

Qualifications

Candidates should possess the following skills: crisis intervention and management skills, maturity, aware of their own process, and possession and use of sound clinical judgment; entry level clinical and assessment skills; proficiency in one-on-one therapy skills; ability to work with difficult students and anxious parents; collaborate well with other professionals, professors and administrators who provide direct services for students.

 

Other Important Facts

Trainees and Interns will be expected to work up to 16 hours per week. Interns will receive one hour of individual supervision per week and one hour of group supervision per week. Additional time for supervision and/or consultation will be available as needed. The regular working hours for Student Counseling Services are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., with anticipated evening and weekend hours.

 

Application Process

A complete resume, including descriptions of experience, content, location, and hours of clinical training. Include the type of license of each supervisor you have worked with (i.e., licensed psychologist, board-certified psychiatrist, etc.), copy of official transcripts of all graduate work. Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from licensed clinical supervisors. Applicants may OPT to give referees a signed "Waiver of Access Rights" which should then be attached to the letter of recommendation. Applicants will also be asked to authorize Otis College of Art and Design to obtain information from the consumer-reporting agency for background verification. Interested applicants who believe that they have the requisite qualifications and skills should complete an application kit, which should be forwarded to the director of Student Counseling Services.  In addition, applicants must complete an online application through Otis College of Art and Design's Employment Page to be considered for the internship program

 

Contact

Fred L. Barnes, Ph.D.

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

2011-12 Counseling Interns

Gloria Montgomery-Walters, Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago
Crystal Saidi, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate, Pepperdine University

2010-11 Counseling Interns

Krystle Hays-Hurd, Psy.D. ABD, Pepperdine University
Bita Nazarian, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

2009-10 Counseling Intern

Dawn Decker, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate, Pepperdine University

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