• Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.


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.



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



Fred L. Barnes, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist,
Director of Student Counseling Services
(310) 665-6968

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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