Events
  • 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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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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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