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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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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


Joy L. Hallman, Ed.D

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


Stephanie Smolinski, Psy.D

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


Farrah Mirzaee, M.A.

Administrative Assistant
(310) 846-2639
fmirzaee@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)