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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

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  • 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.

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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


Fred L. Barnes, Ph.D.

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