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Psychology 195A: Fieldwork in Psychology

Placement Name:Activities for Retarded Children and Adults
Address:6456 Whitsett Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91606
Contact:Patricia Ellison
Phone Number:(818) 762-4365
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Activities for Retarded Children (ARC) serves mentally retarded individuals (children, adolescents, and adults ranging in age from 14 through 59 years of age) with a focus on therapeutic recreation and socialization.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern can take part in adult education, or living skills classes, or various recreation programs. The intern can teach a class in music, singing, or art, or any other hobby or skill they have.
Special Qualifications:NONE
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:AIDS Project Los Angeles-Case Management
Address:Volunteer Resources, 3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Contact:Bill Brown
Phone Number:213-201-1305 or 213-201-1343
Description of Organization & Population Served:AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is a private, non-profit, community based organization that exists to ensure the dignity and self respect of people with HIV/AIDS, through the provision of vital human support services to people with AIDS and their loved ones. The Client Services Clientline is a direct telephone line to a team of Case Managers who provide assistance to self-sufficient clients, their caregivers and family members. Clients receive referrals to programs and services throughout Los Angeles County.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will serve as Case Managers, Housing Specialist and Benefits Specialist. In addition to monitor the Clientline to help clients implement and develop an appropriate plan aimed toward meeting their individual needs, to respond to client inquiries and contact clients as necessary, to assess client situations and make appropriate referrals, to maintain client records and complete data entry, to assist in preparing outreach materials, and to participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings.
Special Qualifications:Two-quarter commitment preferred. Ability to interview & assess client needs, respond effectively to crisis & stressful situations, communicate effectively with a diverse population.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:AIDS Project Los Angeles-Research & Evaluation Program
Address:3550 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90010
Contact:Jim Williams
Phone Number:(213) 201-1379
Description of Organization & Population Served:AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the nation’s largest AIDS service organizations, provides direct services to more than 10,000 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. Services include prevention education, a food bank, professional dental care, housing assistance, mental health counseling, women’s services and case management. APLA is a leader in the provision of bilingual HIV treatment information, in print and on the Internet, and advocates for effective AIDS-related policies and legislation on the local, state and federal level. For more information, please visit APLA exists through the generous contributions of private individuals, private foundations and government sources, and has an annual budget in excess of $16 million. APLA currently has a paid staff of 130, and a volunteer staff of over 2,000.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will assist the Research and Evaluation Specialist in the completion of qualitative and/or quantitative research and/or evaluation of HIV/AIDS related issues, services, policy, health education, and health promotion. Interns may perform one or more of the following duties depending upon their interest:conduct interviews (formal and informal) with clients; conduct focus groups with clients; develop questionnaires; assist the Research and Evaluation Specialist in data analysis and report preparation on a variety of topics. The internship offers a unique opportunity for acquiring new research skills and experience in community-based and applied research.Training and supervision will be provided by the Research and Evaluation Specialist.All intern activities will be performed under the direction and supervision of the Research and Evaluation Specialist.The intern is expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week and must attend a New Volunteer Orientation, scheduled through Volunteer Resources, prior to starting the internship.
Special Qualifications:Must possess willingness to learn research and evaluation skills necessary for applied social, behavioral, and public policy research.Must have word processing skills using MS Word, and should have some familiarity with statistical analysis using SPSS. Interns should be nonjudgmental and sensitive, have good written and oral sills, and the ability to work well with others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong PC, MS Office, and Internet skills.
Hourly Commitment per Week:10

Placement Name:Antioch University International Counseling Center
Address:2001 S. Barrington Ave Ste 110 West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:Dr. Dorit Miller or Dr. Margo Galdjie
Phone Number:(310) 477-7702
Description of Organization & Population Served:The International Counseling Center offers individual, couples, family and group therapy to the community in many areas; including: depression, anxiety, family conflicts, addiction, grief, trauma, eating disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns gain exposure to a diverse population and a wide variety of psychological issues. They will also understand the inner-workings of a counseling center as a business.
Special Qualifications:Biligual in English and Farsi is preferred but not necessary. 
Hourly Commitment per Week:6-8 hours

Placement Name:Baby SignShine-Parenting Classes Internship
Address:West Los Angeles
Contact:Etel Leit
Phone Number:310-277-SIGN (7446)
Description of Organization & Population Served:SignShine provides a variety of services for families and educators of young children. We specialize in using American Sign Language (ASL) for young children’s language development, early literacy skills, and early brain development. SignShine's focus is on fun and interactive ways to support the development of healthy minds and healthy children through play, music, and communication to promote school readiness.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern: Join a unique opportunity that provides flexible hours and allows you to work with young families and children near campus and from your home computer.  If you are a motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual who is looking to learn more about the secrets of baby sign language and growing trendy business- join our team! You will learn how to use baby sign language with the hearing community. You will also gain experience in the fields of psychology, education, communication and business. Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

On-site Duties
Assist in classes and workshops, for example:
  • Assist with participants, prompts, singing and reading stories
  • Manage the roster and collections
  • Organize facility
  • Follow-up with participants regarding class information and enrollment
  • Assist with class advertisement
  • Prepare kits for new participants
  • Occasionally instruct class (if you are willing)
Off-site Duties
  • Manage class calendars
  • Write articles
  • Publish articles
  • Manage social media websites pertaining to education, mommy resources, etc.
  • Reply to emails

Special Qualifications:Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, to communicate effectively with adults and children
  • Be flexible and open minded, with a positive attitude
  • Must enjoy working with others
  • Must exhibit and possess a high degree of organizational skills and an ability to independently follow-up and follow through on tasks to completion

American Sign Language is NOT a requirement!!!
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Baron School for Exceptional Children
Address:3321 Edith Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Contact:Edie Bartnof
Phone Number:310-836-1223 x 416
Description of Organization & Population Served:Baron School for Exceptional Children is an intensive psychotherapeutic & educational program that combines a multifaceted classroom milieu with a variety of adjunctive services including required parental involvement in the program. The school serves developmentally delayed, aphasic, neurologically impaired, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, within autism spectrum, and behavior disorder children (pre-school - 5th grade) and their families. Children are referred to the program by the public school district when they cannot be provided for in a public school.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern: The school day is from 8:00am-2:15pm. There is an afterschool meeting (supervision) and/or inservice every day till 4:00 pm. A minimum of one full day (8:00 am-4:00 pm) would be required. The intern would be in the classroom with children. There are 6 classrooms. Dependent on the individual strengths and abilities of the interns would determine the program that we would develop for them.
Special Qualifications:
Hourly Commitment per Week:8

Placement Name:Beverly Hills Psychiatrist Sophie Duriez, M.D., A Prof. Corporation
Address:9400 Brighton Way Suite # 407
Contact:Kristy, Office Assitant
Phone Number:(310) 271-8407
Description of Organization & Population Served:Board Certified Psychiatrist in Private Practice serving Children, Adolescents and Adults. Dynamic and busy practice with an average of 6 to 10 consultations a day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Therapeutic approach is Client Centered, Strength-Based, Solution Focused with Positive Psychology. Allopathic (conventional) psychopharmacology and Clinical Homeopathy (alternative) are both practiced. Wednesday is the administration day. Main population seen: Young adults males and females between 25 and 32 year-old, mostly professionals. Special Interest of Practice: Adult and Child ADHD treatment. SolutionFocused Brief Therapy, System Family Therapy, conventional and alternative medications may be prescribed. 
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Fieldwork Project: The "in and out running" of a High Scale Mental Health Private Practice. Responsibilities of Intern are Interactive with patients and  Administrative: 1/ Interactive between Patients  and Office Communication: The Intern will learn how to carefully handle and prepare patients for their consultation. How to answer the phone for any requests, patients, pharmacy, doctors, etc.; learning how to take new consultation requests, how to schedule and prepare both initial evaluations and follow-up consultations, how to respond to patients emails, how to welcome patients on site before and after their Doctor's visits 2/ Administrative: Learning how to oversee all general office operations on a daily basis. Oversee daily office schedule, including patient load for Doctor. Specific duties include: Preparing patients charts, learning how to prepare and complete patient's invoices. Learning how to bill insurances electronically. Calling patients the day before to remind them of appointments as needed. Insure cleanliness and aesthetics of office. Handle coordination and order of office supplies and homeopathy medications. Learning how to complete all daily/weekly/monthly income/expense reports. 
Special Qualifications:Professional attire and clean grooming without strong fragrance or perfume, are requested at all times (jeans, sport shoes, flip-flops, short pants, mini skirts, cleavage, uncovered arms, visible tatoos are prohibited). Intern should have excellent writing skills and be interested by gaining exposure and experience on the details of a Clinical Private Practice. Special interest and knowledge in Social Media would be a must. Working in a real-life environment is a better way to learn more about such a specialized field. Intern should be enthusiastic with a passion for learning and excellence in all areas of her/his work. Flexibity and ability to oversee multiple and diverse tasks, patients, and projects on a daily basis are requested. Should be able to work under pressure and prioritize on-going tasks alongside daily responsibilities. Is able to take initiative and solve issues that may arise throughout the day. Has exceptional patient/customer service skills, and personable phone presence. Maintains a friendly and professional demeanor and appearance at all times. Has computer skills, including fluency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Quickbooks). Has absolute discretion with patients and office information. 
Hourly Commitment per Week:8 to 10 hours

Placement Name:California Unified Service Providers, LLC
Address: 3868 Carson St. Suite 201 Torrance, 90503 CA
Contact:Eric Maier, M.A., B.C.B.A.
Phone Number:310-792-2877
Description of Organization & Population Served:CUSP is a behavioral model of education and treatment that draws on: 1. Other behavioral models of education and treatment, 2. Principles, tactics, and strategies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), 3. The philosophy of Selection by Consequences, 4. Research on our model and its components, and 5. The philosophy of inclusion and learning in the Most Natural Environment First, these components are applied to the community of people involved in the education and treatment of children diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. This treatment community includes students, parents, teachers, therapists, supervisors, and trainers. We use System Analysis to determine the relationships, roles, and expectations for all of the parties involved in the treatment and to maintain the integrity of those treatments. Research shows that behavior analysis, behavioral models of instruction, and system analysis are the most effective behavior-change tools to date. Second, the five components listed above are applied directly to children with special needs. CUSP is dedicated to providing quality services to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. We specialize in designing truly individualized behavioral and educational programs for children 1-15 years of age. This means that each child’s specific strengths and weaknesses are taken into account so that he/she learns everything that is required of a typically developing child of the same age.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will assist behavior analysts in insuring reliability and integrity of behavioral treatments delivered to children with autism.
Special Qualifications:Training provided
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Address:325 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 140 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Contact:Megan St. Clair
Phone Number:805.379.4000 ext. 203
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Center for Autism and Related Disorders provides 1:1 behavioral therapy to young children diagnosed with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Therapy services occur in both the home and school setting. The center conducts ongoing research projects investigating new methods of behavior change which make meaningful differences in the lives of children with autism.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Research assistant internship. Interns conduct literature searches and reviews, collect and analyze behavior data, and assist in implementing research protocols with children with autism. Interns are trained on how to design and conduct research. Research experience is among the most important prerequisites for applying to graduate school in psychology.
Special Qualifications:None, all necessary training is provided.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6-10 preferred

Placement Name:Center for Community and Family Services - NRS child assessment project
Address:508 East Mendocino Street Altadena, CA 91001
Contact:Judy Cashell, Child Development Administrator
Phone Number:(626) 585-6501
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Center for Community and Family Services (CCFS) is a private non-profit social services agency providing child care, housing, nutrition, and training for low income families. The agency mission is to support self-sufficiency for individuals and families, and to help build sustainable communitites. The CCFS Head Start Program provides comprehensive child development services for low income children ages 0-5 and their families. Head Start is a family program that encompasses families with its comprehensive services that include education, health, mental health, nutrition, disabilities, support services, and parent involvement. Eligibility requirements to participate in Head Start include meeting the federal poverty guidelines for family income or enrollment in CalWORKS. CCFS Head Start serves 1,223 children in Pasadena, Altadena, and Glendale. Children ages 3-5 receive daily child care in either half-day or full-day child care sessions.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:CCFS Head Start needs student interns to assist with the implementation of a new direct child assessment which involves conducting a one-on-one assessment with our 4-5 year old children. The project is titled the National Reporting System (NRS). The purpose of the NRS is to provide local Head Start programs and the national Head Start Bureau with indicators of the progress children are making in acquiring pre-reading and early number skillls that are important for success in elementary school. The assessment results are not used for developing curriculum or individual instruction. The assessment includes 5 sections which cover receptive and expressive language, vocabulary, and early math skills. The tools include preLAS 2000, PPVT III, Letter Naming, and the ECLS-K. Our specialists will train and certify the students in all the assessment tools and protocols. Upon completion of the training students will become certified as assessors of the NRS. Some key students may be assigned to support smaller cohort groups of other students. Project description - Students will be trained, certified, and conduct assessments with our preschool children at any of our child development sites in Altadena, Pasadena, or Glendale depending on their choice and availability. We will conduct the training in the middle of September and begin assessments immediately. Each assessment will take between 15 minutes. Some children will be assessed twice depending on the child's primary language. Students may work for a total of 30-60 hours.
Special Qualifications:Both bilingual Spanish and monolingual English assessors are needed. TB and fingerprint clearance are required.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6-8

Placement Name:Children's Insititute International, Preschool Day Treatment Instensive
Address:Burton E. Green Center 21810 Normandie Avenue Torrance, CA 90502
Contact:Kelsey Hernandez
Phone Number:(310) 783-4677 x3072
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Preschool Day Treatment Intensive Program (DTI) at Children’s Institute International (CII) in Torrance, California is a comprehensive, mental health intervention program for children ages 3 to 5 who have severe emotional and/or behavioral problems and are unable to function in a traditional preschool setting. It is designed to serve as an alternative to inpatient care and school exclusion. The program serves as an early intervention that allows the child to maintain daily contact with his preschool, family and community while receiving treatment. Therapeutic activities are integrated into the preschool schedule, emphasizing behavior management and learning pro-social skills. DTI typically enrolls 16 to 18 students and strives to maintain an average daily attendance of 14 children.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns would be responsible for (1) Assist in preparing and leading age-appropriate individual and group activities (therapeutically-oriented)(2)Supervise clients ages 3 – 5 who have behavioral and/or emotional difficulties (3)Models effective child development & behavior management (4)Participates in training and staff development as needed/as time permits (5) Prepares and submits incident reports as needed (6)Ensures safe environment in compliance with funding & licensing regulations (7)Assists in implementing children’s individualized treatment plans in collaboration with mental health staff (8)Intervene & assist in de-escalation of crisis situations
Special Qualifications:Interns must we willing to work with aggressive and defiant children. Intern needs to be able to be patience and flexible.
*Will be accepting applications for Winter Quarter 2014*Please apply starting November 
Hourly Commitment per Week:6-10

Placement Name:Cliffside Malibu
Address:30060 Andromeda Lane, Malibu, CA 90265
Contact:Linda Shapard - Director Administration
Phone Number:310 - 924-1431
Description of Organization & Population Served:Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center Male & Female Adult Population
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Work with our Marketing Director, on receiving Pre Admissions Calls, this is dealing with the Drug/Alcohol Addicted client, seeking help, and treatment. Following through with the admission of client, settling them in, orienting them to our program. Continued communication thoughout the clients stay and working with extending the client if needed.
Special Qualifications:Registration in a state accredited Drug and Alcohol Counseling program. Reguired within 6 months of employment.
Hourly Commitment per Week:10

Placement Name:Early Childhood Development Associates
Address:8344 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA.90069
Contact:Marilee Hartling or Ariko Yoshizawa
Phone Number:(323) 655-5580
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Early Childhood Development Associates offers several early childhood (pre pre-school) programs. The purpose of the programs is to facilitate healthy emotional and psychological development of very young children and enhance competence of their parents and caretakers. The programs include: A) Primary Prevention 1) Mother/infant groups on normal development. 2) Mother/toddler groups on normal development. 3) Warm line telephone consults on non-medical questions regarding early development issues. B) Clinical Treatment: Provide treatment for very young children (ages 0-6) with problematic behavior and/or developmental problems, which may include their parents. 
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern can work in the following areas: childcare work in groups; the warm line; and participation in consultations with dysfunctional families. An Orientation to the Center will be provided. In-service training sessions are offered on a regular basis for individual and groups supervision. Interns are required to attend staff meetings.
Special Qualifications:Intern must have a special attachment to young children and want to work with them and their families.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:F.A.C.T. Family Adult and Child Therapies
Address:1637 Malcolm Ave. LA, CA 90024
Contact:Jillian Van Leuven
Phone Number:310.882.0315
Description of Organization & Population Served:The G.A.P (Generating All Possibilities) is a program through FACT Family that supports young adults on the Autism spectrum. We focus on four areas within this day program: self-advocacy, educational, vocational, and personal goals. We are looking for interns to be an academic support, lead workshops, and be a support to main staff. Interns with strong interpersonal communication skills are strongly encourage to apply. We are looking for students who can commit to more than one quarter if possible. Please go to for more information on our program.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will be supporting young adults diagnosed with ASD, ADHD/LD and other learning issues with learning RED Cross curriculum, doing homework, and apprenticing at local businesses in Westwood. 195A interns will be acting as job coaches, academic coaches and social coaches teaching our GAP students executive functioning skills, social skills and educational/vocational skills. 195A students will work closely with the GAP Program Director and will learn a new skill set for working with those diagnosed with ASD, ADHD/LD.
Special Qualifications:It is not necessary but will be helpful if you have worked with teens in the past. Special qualifications that would be of great help to our students are: knowledge of word, excel, power point, web design, making flyers, special events coordinating, fundraising, creative writing. The above list is not necessary but will be very helpful. We will gladly accept any one interested in learning how to work with and support this population.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6-8 hours

Placement Name:Focus on All Child Therapies
Address:1637 Malcolm Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
Contact:Linda Andron, LCSW
Phone Number:(310) 475-9620
Description of Organization & Population Served:Focus on All Child Therapies is a program for families with high functioning autistic children, adolescents, and young adults.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will work in a support group with autistic children and other developmental disabilities. The intern will assist the children with various play activities and plan and carry out other activities in conjunction with graduate students. Orientation and Training will be provided for the intern. Staff meets weekly for ½ hour before group and ½ hour after which is included in the 6-hour weekly commitment.
Special Qualifications:Like to play with kids. Desire to work with families. Ability to plan and carry out activities with small groups of children. Flexibility.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
Address:210 South DeLacey Avenue, Suite 110 Pasadena, California 91105
Contact:Janine Quintero, Psy.D.
Phone Number:626-395-7100, ext. 2012
Description of Organization & Population Served:Hathaway-Sycamores is a large non-profit community mental health agency providing services throughout Los Angeles County. We provide a comprehensive array of treatment services ranging from intensive residential treatment to community based programs such as Outpatient, Medication Support, and In-Home Family Services for youth and families.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern is supervised by the agency’s Director of Research and Evaluation, Janine Quintero (a graduate from UCLA’s psychology undergraduate program). The intern’s main role is to support the agency’s research department in data evaluation and integrity. Interns will have the opportunity to work with clinically sensitive data by assisting with data entry, verification, and analysis of psychological assessments, and learn how they are used to assess clinical improvement and evaluate program effectiveness. Additionally, interns will be asked to perform literature review searches on various topics including best practices in mental health and client care.     
Special Qualifications:Please apply 2-3 weeks before the quarter starts as students must undergo a fingerprint process. 
Hourly Commitment per Week:6 (minimum)

Placement Name:Hollywood HEART
Address:301 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
Contact:Kara Mondino, Executive Director
Phone Number:626-795-9645
Description of Organization & Population Served: Hollywood HEART is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for young adults affected by HIV/AIDS and other at-risk youth to build confidence as well as interpersonal and career skills through our various arts programs and annual summer camp. Our goal is to open the door to a successful future for a growing number of these young people in the Los Angeles area and around the United States. Camp Hollywood HEART gives participants a unique opportunity to learn one of seven art skills taught by Hollywood professionals throughout a week in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We also run year-round Educational Arts Workshops, a condensed version of our annual summer camp that provides mentorships in writing, visual, performing, and culinary arts across the United States, through after-school and weekend-long formats. We bring Hope, Education, Arts, Recreation, and Teamwork to children who wouldn’t otherwise have opportunities for summer camp, movie making, or life skills enhancement.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will assist in various areas of programming, operations, fundraising, marketing, and event planning. Duties will also include basic office work. Spring and summer interns will help plan for Camp Hollywood HEART.
Special Qualifications: Hollywood HEART is seeking a motivated and reliable college student who has an interest in nonprofit organizations. The ideal candidate is someone who takes initiative, is enthusiastic, enjoys working with children, has a positive attitude, and possesses excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with grants, Mac operating systems, public relations, and event planning is helpful, but not required.
Hourly Commitment per Week:7-10

Placement Name:Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis
Address:5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 675Los Angeles, CA 90045
Contact:Kendra Oliver
Phone Number:(310) 649-0499
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis provides mentors and friends to adults with developmental disabilities. The Institute unites volunteers with people who are challenged by a developmental disability (many individuals also have dual diagnosis; most are high functioning; children and teens with developmental disabilities) to spend time talking, sharing, and learning together.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will encourage a supportive relationship between himself/herself and an adult or child who is challenged with a developmental disability. The intern will meet with the person on a regular basis at mutually convenient times to share activities both individuals enjoy such as movies, sports, shopping, or preparing a meal together. We offer a training manual, orientation, and one-on-one experience prior to meeting alone with individual. The people we assist are located all over Los Angeles County & Ventura County. The initial meeting and training will take place at the above address. Meetings between the intern and the person receiving support can take place at mutually convenient locations and times.
Special Qualifications:
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, UCLA
Address:1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 200
Contact:Suzette Glasner-Edwards
Phone Number:310-267-5206
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), a division of the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, is one of the largest substance abuse research groups in the United States. ISAP research programs span many aspects of understanding and treating substance use disorders, including: (1) treatment development and evaluation;(2) translation of empirically supported treatments into mainstream clinical practice; (3) investigation of the etiology, epidemiology, neurobiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention of substance use disorders.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:In a series of clinical research projects, we are (1) developing new psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for substance abusers with concurrent mental illness; and (2) investigating clinical outcomes of patients enrolled in these, and other substance abuse treatment programs throughout California. In conducting these studies, we work closely with a variety of community substance abuse treatment programs in Los Angeles county as well as the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. The intern will be involved in conducting screenings and structured assessment interviews for potential study participants with substance use disorders. In addition, as part of our evaluation of substance abuse treatment programs, the intern may administer questionnaires and conduct focus groups and individual interviews with substance abuse treatment providers. Other duties involve preparation of minutes and reports summarizing the content of the interviews, tracking and scheduling follow-up appointments with study participants for subsequent data collection visits.
Special Qualifications:
Hourly Commitment per Week:6 hrs minimum

Placement Name:Los Angeles County Probation Department
Address:9150 E. Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242
Phone Number:
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Los Angeles County Probation Department offers a number of volunteer programs working with youths (on probation or in juvenile halls or camps) at different locations throughout the county.

Please refer to the contact information provided below for our different volunteer/internship opportunities:  

Camp Service Programs: (562) 658-4381  
Hall Service Programs: (323) 226-2372  
Faith Organizations: (562) 940-3695  
College Internships: please contact Randi Leffall at (323) 241-5974 / (323) 241-5835 or via email at

Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern can work in the areas of casework assistance or mentoring. In the area of casework assistance, the intern will assist a probation officer in a field office in all aspects of probation casework which includes report writing, investigations, interviewing, monitoring and counseling of probationers. In the area of mentoring, the intern is assigned to work with one youth on an ongoing basis as a big brother/sister role model.
Special Qualifications:Must be over 21 for Juvenile Halls and Camps. Must be over 18 for offices. Background check done on all interns.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Address:6167 Bristol Parkway Suite 130, Culver City, CA 90230
Contact:Sarah Moss
Phone Number:(310) 410-4450 ext. 110
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE) is the world's leader in providing early behavioral intervention to children diagnosed with autism and autism-related disorders.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:As an instructor at the Lovaas Institute, the intern would be responsible for providing one-to-one treatment to a child in the child's home. All instructors are also required to participate in his/her respective clients' weekly clinic meetings.
Special Qualifications:Psychology 110 recommended, but not required. All applicants may not be accepted. Intern acceptance will be based on availability and academic history.  Because most treatment hours occur in the child's homes, interns must have reliable transportation (some children live within a bus ride or walking distance of UCLA campus). Treatment is provided Monday through Saturday between 8am and 6pm.  Clinic meetings are held at the Bristol Parkway office.
Hourly Commitment per Week:7-8

Placement Name:Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Child Life/Child Development Services
Address:757 Westwood Blvd., 5236 Los Angeles, Ca 90095
Contact:Rebecca Martinez
Phone Number:310-267-9434
Description of Organization & Population Served:Child Life/Child Development Services at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA addresses the social, emotional and developmental needs of the pediatric patient and his/her family in a cultually sensitive manner. Child Life Specialists work as part of the healthcare team to help pediatric patients cope with their illness and hospitalization through preparation, therapeutic intervention and developmental support. Patients served range in age from birth to eighteen years.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Fieldwork students are expected to attended two three hour supervised playroom sessions and meet with their supervisor weekly. They are given reading and written assignments to help them understand the psychosocial needs of patients, siblings, and parents around illness, medical events, and hospitalization.
Special Qualifications:Experience with children in typical settings.
** Position available starting Winter/Spring 2014.  Please apply in November as selected interns must undergo a fingerprint livescan and TB test. **

Hourly Commitment per Week:6-8 hours

Placement Name:Neuroscience Associates Inc.
Address:8635 West Third St. #1080W
Contact:Dr. Lori Holt
Phone Number:
Description of Organization & Population Served:Neuroscience Associates Inc. is a multi-specialty Clinical Neuropsychology practice founded by Dr. Jeffrey Schaeffer in 1980 and housed in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Office Towers. Dr. Schaeffer is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. Neuroscience Associates Inc. offers a broad range of services, including neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment. Our practice consistent of a number of associates trained in both clinical neuropsychology as well as general clinical psychology. Neuropsychological assessment focuses on understanding the adverse effects of brain injury and diseases of the central nervous system upon cognitive, intellectual, emotional and behavioral capacities and functions. Psychodiagnostic assessment focuses on understanding an individual's personality, emotional functioning, and thought processes. Both assessment methodologies rely upon the use of psychometric measures to evaluate the patient as well as clinical interview, behavioral observations, and review of medical records and other background information. The cases seen in our practice are typically individuals (primarily adults; some children and adolescents) who have sustained a brain injury or who have a known or suspected neurological disorder. These individuals have either been referred by their treating doctors to assist with differential diagnosis or guide treatment, or by an attorney who requires expert witness testimony or consultation as part of a civil (or other type of) litigation case.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The primary responsibility of the intern will be to help manage the large library of scholarly articles and other literature that we rely upon and must regularly update in order to keep current in the field of neuropsychology. These articles will be scanned into a database, cataloged in a spreadsheet or reference manager, and then filed. Interns may also be asked to perform literature searches (training will be provided). In addition, other tasks related to neuropsychological assessment and practice management may be required, including computer scoring of psychometric measures, organizing and re-ordering test materials, filing, xeroxing of charts and test materials, creation of office forms, and other miscellaneous clerical duties. Please note that this internship placement does not include direct patient contact, due to ethical and legal constraints concerning the provision of psychological services.
Special Qualifications:Once trained, interns must be able to work independently, demonstrating good organizational skills and attention to detail. Familiarity with MS Excel and Word are required. Maturity and sensitivity in dealing with copyright-protected materials not available to the general public are essential. Higher level computer skills (e.g., webpage management, Quickbooks experience, familiarity with reference manager software, MS Outlook, or other scheduling software) are desirable but not required.
Hourly Commitment per Week:8 to 10 hours

Placement Name:New Start Substance and Drug Abuse Center
Address:2116 Wilshire Blvd Suite 230Santa Monica, CA 90403
Contact:Anthony Smith
Phone Number:310.586.0059
Description of Organization & Population Served:New Start Substance and Drug Abuse Center is a comprehensive outpatient program which emphasis prevention, early intervention, treatment, education, therapy, and referrals. New Start provides professional counseling services to youth, adults, and families. It offers services in chemical dependency, domestic violence, anger management, drug diversion, youth & parenting education, and job referral.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns would be involved in every aspect and service offered at New Start. Co-facilitating experience is provided. Interns will be under supervision by a licensed clinician.
Special Qualifications:Interest in serving and counseling substance abuse clients. Willing to demonstrate commitment to the internship activities.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:OPICA adult day service and counseling center
Address:11759 Missouri Ave, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:Emily Carvill, MA, MFT. OPICA Program Supervisor
Phone Number: (310) 478-0226 ext 20
Description of Organization & Population Served:OPICA is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agency. Our goal is to provide meaningful, educational and emotionally supportive, programs for those coping with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. The program also includes individual counseling, and support groups for family caregivers.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns are given the opportunity to learn about the needs of this population and how to work with our members by assisting in conducting large and small groups. Interns are given a small case load of members to track and check-in with individually. Interns will also be responsible for assisting program staff, and documenting observations of the OPICA members.
Special Qualifications:Experience working with the elderly population and/or some education in gerontology. Energetic, interest or background in music, art, languages, literature also helpful.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6 hours

Placement Name:Pathway, UCLA Extension
Address:10995 Le Conte Ave
Contact:Francisco Revilla
Phone Number:310-206-8342
Description of Organization & Population Served:Pathway is a two-year certificate program for students with developmental disabilities, providing a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences. Students take classes through UCLA Extension and complete internships in the community. Additionally, students live in apartments near campus where they learn independent living skills and participate in a variety of recreational opportunities.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Pathway is seeking an intern to assist with Residential Program Development for students. The intern will assist in planning and implementing residential programs which support Pathway’s mission of promoting independence and personal development. Also, the intern will be involved in recruiting and coordinating volunteers from the UCLA community who can assist in programs and/or accompany students to events on and off campus. This internship offers ample opportunity for students to interact with and follow the development of individuals who have a variety of intellectual disabilities. The internship can be tailored to meet individual students' interests and needs. Hours are flexible with evening and weekend opportunities available.
Special Qualifications:UCLA student with a preferred GPA of at least 3.0. A good candidate for this position will be a creative, resourceful and energetic thinker who has an interest in education and psychology. Continued service contingent on completion of satisfactory criminal background check.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6 hrs minimum

Address:Rape & Battering Crisis Line, 605 W. Olympic Blvd #400, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Contact:Leona Smith
Phone Number:213.955.9090 x 125
Description of Organization & Population Served: PEACE OVER VIOLENCE is a non-profit organization offering a 24-hour rape and battering crisis line for women experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, or incest.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will have the opportunity to work on the 24-hour rape and battering crisis line providing crisis intervention for women calling the crisis line. Interns will have the opportunity to provide hospital accompaniment to survivors of Rape and Domestic Violence. They will meet with survivors in hospital emergency rooms and provide crisis intervention and supportive counseling. PEACE OVER VIOLENCE offers training programs for the 24-hour crisis line three times a year. The intern must complete the 65-hour training program before the intern can receive credit for Psych 195. There is a $25 training fee which covers cost of training plus a training manual.
Special Qualifications:Only women will be accepted by PEACE OVER VIOLENCE to work on the crisis line. Must have a car.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Personal Growth Institute
Address:5536 Tampa Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356
Contact:Nasrin Barkhordari, Executive Director
Phone Number:Office: (818) 609-9989
Description of Organization & Population Served:Personal Growth Institute (PGI) is a non-profit agency that offers psychotherapy in a multi-cultural setting. Therapists offer services in English, Farsi, Arabic, Armenian, Russian, Hebrew and Spanish. PGI utilizes various types of therapy including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and existential approaches.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:PGI is currently looking for volunteers interested in helping our clinical director and research associate further develop our research. Topics will span from addiction, depression, and the use of a new model developed by the clinical director. Volunteers must sign confidentiality agreements. Certain tasks (i.e. transcribing and proofing therapy sessions) must be completed at our location in Encino. This is a unique opportunity and a great way to learn about the therapeutic process on a level that most do not until they are already in graduate school.
Special Qualifications:Please email current resume to Nasrin at and prepare for a brief phone interview. 
Hourly Commitment per Week:6-8

Placement Name:Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Address:400 W 30th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact:Alison E. Williams, Middle School Education Program Coordinator
Phone Number:213.284.3200 x3610
Description of Organization & Population Served: Planned Parenthood’s Middle School Education Program is recruiting reliable & enthusiastic college students to teach one-hour presentations to adolescents about responsible sex education. To qualify you must have some daytime availability, reliable transportation, and must attend all mandatory training dates. Trainings are scheduled once in the fall and once in the spring. Please contact the Coordinator for an application and more information.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern: The intern will be trained in our six session curriculum and will present our adolescent self-esteem & pregnancy prevention programs to junior high school students in Los Angeles County. A minimum of 4-6 hours of availability is required each week.
Special Qualifications: Interns must be comfortable presenting a sex education curriculum to teens ages 11-14. An interest in education and/or sexual and reproductive health is preferred.
Hourly Commitment per Week:4-6 hrs/ week, minimum

Placement Name:Roxanna Rahban Ph.D. Licensed clinical Psychologist
Address:15720 Ventura Blvd., #606, Encino, CA 91436
Contact:Roxanna Rahban
Phone Number:310-930-5033
Description of Organization & Population Served:This is a private practice in clinical psychology that specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing, treatment of ADHD in children and adults, psychotherapy, and includes an ADHD support group.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will also become familiar with outreach to the community, school and parent education, and writing educational materials for the community. Interns can acquire opportunities for client observation, interacting with clients at the office, administering tests for research purposes, and a range of other clinical opportunities. Interns will develop an understanding of the practice of clinical psychology in an outpatient private practice setting. Interns will be able to have discussions about specific clinical services such as psychotherapy, assessment, clinical interviewing, and ADHD coaching. Interns will also have some duties involving organization and management of documentation, forms, calls in the office at times. At times, the intern also needs to read over psychology related written material To enhance their understanding of the field.
Special Qualifications:Strong desire to learn, interest in clinical psychology, leadership, communication, and written e expression skills. Good communication with members of the community and dialogue with other professionals involved in the practice. Ability to ask questions when needed.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6 hours per week

Placement Name:Santa Monica College
Address:Learning Disabilities Program 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact:George Marcopulos
Phone Number:(310) 434-4684
Description of Organization & Population Served:Santa Monica College is a public community college offering academic and vocational programs to adults 18 years and over. The Learning Disabilities Program provides services for eligible learning-disabled students who are motivated to succeed in college programs. Services are provided to fit individual student needs and include: assessment and diagnosis, academic advisement, study skills strategies training, tutoring, special exam arrangements, and student evaluation and counseling.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern: The intern will have the opportunity to work in the following areas: study skills strategies training; tutoring, and special projects. 
Special Qualifications:Interest in how people learn, in different learning styles, and in the process of prescribing accommodations for learning disabled students.   
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Skirball Hospice
Address:7150 Tampa Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335
Contact:Lee Rothman, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number:818.774.3040
Description of Organization & Population Served:Skirball Hospice provides high quality, compassionate care to patients, enabling them to approach the end of their lives with dignity and comfort. Skirball Hospice has an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work with patients and family members providing physical, psychological and spiritual comfort. Population served are Hospice patients 21+. We do a lot of work with the elderly. 
This is a great opportunity for students interested in the Psychology of Aging and Gerontology to spend time with elderly individuals who are at the end of their life and their family members.  Dr. Ira Byock,  a pioneer in Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care views  the end of life as a final developmental stage in which true connection and healing of relationships can occur.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Patient/Family Services Volunteer - Volunteers provide direct patient care services to the terminally ill and their families. Duties may include various forms of assistance, comfort measure, supporting services such as reading or writing for the patient, sitting at bedside.
Special Qualifications:Interested volunteers must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and automobile insurance, clear a criminal back ground check, and pass a medical physical exam.
Location: Patients are cared for wherever they live in the greater Los Angeles area.  Interns can choose to see patients within a geographic radius close to home and school.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:St. Joseph Center
Address:204 Hampton Drive, Venice, CA 90291
Contact:Tiana Rideout
Phone Number:310.396.6468x326
Description of Organization & Population Served:St. Joseph Center is a non-profit organization serving low income families and the homeless. The Center operates the following programs: a Family Center provides various services to low income families; a Homeless Program provides services at a Service Center; a Child Care/Parenting Co-op Center for children from 2-5 years old; a Monetary Advisory Program for the chronically mental ill; a thrift store; a restaurant that serves meals to the homeless; and a food service job training program; a Senior Outreach Program for homeless and housed low income elderly persons; a Veteran’s Payee Program for veterans with special needs; and affordable housing for families/individuals coming out of homelessness.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will have the opportunity to work in one of the following programs offered at the Center: Family Center (bilingual English/Spanish helpful), Homeless Service Center (interest in social work/substance abuse helpful), or the Monetary Advising Program (openness to working with the mentally ill required). An intern would have supervision from an LCSW or other master’s level professional.
Special Qualifications:It is helpful to speak English, Spanish and Russian in some programs
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Stop Domestic Violence Program
Address:L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center STOP Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence Program 1625 N. Schrader Blvd Ste. 402 Los Angeles, CA 90028
Contact:Susan Holt, PsyD
Phone Number:(323) 993-7645
Description of Organization & Population Served:The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is the world's largest gay and lesbian organization. Services include mental health treatment and counseling; addiction recovery services; family violence treatment and prevention services; legal services; services for youth; educational services; and HIV healthcare and testing. The Center's STOP Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence Program is the nation's largest and most comprehensive LGBT specific domestic violence program and offers services for survivors, a court-approved batterers' intervention program, and a multi-faceted prevention program.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns have the opportunity to work with the Domestic Violence Prevention Program. Responsibilities include clerical assistance with domestic violence prevention workshops & training  assistance with data collection as well as data input and analysis; prevention materials development; and outreach to community members & underserved communities/populations.
Special Qualifications:Coursework in domestic violence is preferred but not required.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Twilight Brigade, Compassion in Action
Address:West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Bldg 258 #106, PO Box 84013Los Angeles, CA 90073
Contact:Heidi Beattie
Phone Number:(310) 473-1941
Description of Organization & Population Served: The Twilight Brigade, Compassion in Action is a public benefit corporation whose mission is the conviction that no one need die alone. With compassionate care and reassurance, the end of life can be a time of personal growth and healing for the dying individual and his/her loved ones. In order to create a volunteer corps capable of delivering excellent service to the dying, we developed a 20-hour intensive training program (required of interns) that combines communication enhancement activities, personal death awareness exercises, and guided imagery. Our unique curriculum educates participants about death and the dying process, teaches important care techniques and methods, dispels common fears and myths surrounding death, raises awareness about the importance of volunteer service, enhances healthcare professionals’ skills in caring for dying patients, and inspires others to become more involved within their communities. Services are delivered free of charge to referred individuals who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or condition.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Our program goals include training interns and placing them at the bedsides of the dying to provide support and reassurance to terminally ill individuals and their loved ones. Delivering community and professional education to increase society’s understanding of death and dying as a natural life process, and advocating the importance of quality end-of-lie care for all. Fieldwork projects and their associated responsibilities may vary based upon the learning goals of the student and the needs of the agency. For example, Compassion in Action student interns have dedicated time to patient care and interaction, to volunteer coordination duties, and to specific research projects. An individualized position description is developed for each intern upon his/her placement with Compassion in Action. Interns are asked to commit a minimum of 8 hours per week.
Special Qualifications:Interest in psychology, sociology, social work, or religious studies is highly suggested. Familiarity with the medical field, hospitals, or nursing care facilities desired, but not required.
Hourly Commitment per Week:8

Placement Name:UCLA Intervention Program
Address:Department of Pediatrics-Intervention Program 23-10 Rehabilitation Center Campus 179722
Contact:Dane Fitzmorris
Phone Number:(310) 825-4821/ (310) 794-4751
Description of Organization & Population Served:The UCLA Intervention Program for Disabled Children offers a Toddler’s Program for developmentally disabled children who display a variety of different diagnoses.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:1) Responsible for setting up and taking down developmentally appropriate materials in both indoor and outdoor environments, according to the specific needs of the children, 2) direction of children in play activities, under the supervision of various members of the interdisciplinary team, according to the philosophy of the program, and 3) pre- and post-class discussion with the members of the team which consists of occupational and physical therapists, early childhood educators, and director.
Special Qualifications:Psychology 130 (Developmental Psychology) or comparable course in normal infant/early childhood development is required. Experience with normal infant or young children is required. Must be physically able to lift children up to 50 pounds. Current TB test is required of all Interns prior to entrance into the program. Finger print card and child abuse index card required before start of placement.
Hourly Commitment per Week:8 (2 mornings per week

Placement Name:UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital-Early Childhood Classroom
Address:740 Westwood Plaza, Room (78-222)Campus 175919
Contact:Kristen Hayashida, M.Ed., BCBA
Phone Number:(310) 206-2215
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP) is an internationally recognized model treatment program for children from two-to-six years of age with autism, related developmental disabilities, and behavioral disorders. The ECPHP provides fully integrated, interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art treatment for children as well as support, education, and transition planning for families over a short-term, intensive period. For many children, ECPHP transforms the course of their development and long-term outcomes.

Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will begin by observing the program, charting and recording behaviors and program notes, and learning teaching strategies.  Within a short time, interns will assist teachers with intervention activities. Major duties include implementing behavioral and skill development programs in individual or small group situations under supervision of head teacher. Interns will also learn instruct patients in basic self care and daily living skills such as toileting, self feeding, hygiene, and dressing skills.  Interns will learn and implement the behavioral management program for each patient under the supervision of the classroom teacher.  Interns are also required to assist with the daily activities of the environment including set-up and clean-up, preparations for activities, and any written feedback.  Intern is 100% supervised by the classroom therapist who has extensive training and at least a masters degree.  Thus, all activities are supervised 100% of the time.  Intern is never left alone with any patient.  Co-directors Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D. and Tanya Paparella, Ph.D. observe and all staff provide provide positive and constructive feedback. Students are also required to attend a 1 hour lecture on autism spectrum disorders and treatment for autism spectrum disorders.  The course is held Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the Semel Institute, Room 78-233.  
Special Qualifications:Students should be open to traditional and alternative treatment and intervention techniques.  Students should be open to learning and experiencing interactions with different populations of children. Previous experience with young children is preferred but not required.  Energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable students are requested.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6 hours

Placement Name:UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital-OCD Program
Address:300 Medical Plaza
Contact:Michelle Otelsberg, M.A.
Phone Number:310-794-7577
Description of Organization & Population Served:The UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Partial Hospitalization Program is a 30-day intensive treatment program specifically designed for people with severe or disabling OCD. It operates Mon.-Fri. 9-1 p.m. and provides both individual and group therapy for OCD. Treatments include cognitive behavior therapy and medication management.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will act as "coach" to patients as they carry out their behavior therapy assignments. This will include escorting patients on their assignment, monitoring their anxiety and providing support. Some assignments may be done in the home or off campus. Interns will provide feedback to the treatment team.
Special Qualifications:Psychology major, Completion of Psych 127 (Abnormal Psychology)
Hourly Commitment per Week:8

Placement Name:Victim-Witness Assistance Program Volunteer Services
Address:Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, 3204 Rosemead Blvd., 2nd Floor Suite 200, El Monte, CA 91731
Contact:Wayne E. Mack, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number:(626) 927-2538
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Victim/Witness Assistance Program of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office provides direct services to victims and witnesses of crime. The program helps orient the victims and witnesses to the criminal justice system.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will help provide crisis intervention counseling to the victims and witnesses. The intern will also advise the victims and witnesses on the status of their case and go to court with them. In addition, the intern will assist children, handicapped, and elderly victims and witnesses in whatever ways the intern can.
Special Qualifications:**BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE ARRANGED AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO START OF QUARTER** The intern must fill out an application and have an interview with the District Attorney’s Office. The intern must also pass a background check, and attend one day of training. Being bilingual and having taken Psychology 187A (Psychology and Law) would be helpful.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Villa Stanley
Address:335 N. Stanley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contact:Dr. Jay Plotzker, General Manager
Phone Number:323.937.4856
Description of Organization & Population Served:Villa Stanley is an 80-bed California state licensed board and care facility located in the Beverly-Fairfax area across from the CBS-TV studios and near The Grove and Farmer's Market. Villa Stanley East is a 62-bed facility in the Melrose-La Brea area of Los Angeles. Both facilities are private board and care providing services for chronically mentally ill people who cannot function independently. Residents at Villa Stanley and Villa Stanley East have diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar, and/or depression. The residents are referred to Villa Stanley and Villa Stanley East from various psychiatric units of local area hospitals, government and private institutions.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will have the opportunity to work with the residents through social activities at either site.
Special Qualifications:Fingerprint check may be required
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
Address:Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program Building 205 Wilshire and Sawtelle Blvds. Los Angeles, CA
Contact:Thad A. Eckman, Ph.D.
Phone Number:(310) 268-3151
Description of Organization & Population Served:The Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program (DDTP) provides specialty care for substance abusing psychotic patients at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Staffed by an interdisciplinary team of mental health and substance abuse specialists, the DDTP consists of a 25- bed inpatient ward, a day hospital, and an outpatient clinic. The DDTP provides a combination of pharmacological, psychoeducational, skills training and case management techniques, adapted to meet the needs of substance abusing psychotic patients. The program aims to help patients minimize harm associated with substance abuse, increase community tenure and eventually establish increasing periods of abstinence. To achieve these goals, the DDTP: (1) combines acute inpatient treatment and long-term outpatient rehabilitation of both disorders in a single setting; (2) organizes clinicians into continuous treatment teams with long-term responsibility for a limited n! umber of patients; (3) uses behavioral skills training to enhance social functioning and prevent relapses of both psychotic episodes and drug abuse; and (4) closely monitors drug abuse through self-report and urine testing.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Description of Fieldwork Project & Student Responsibilities: The intern will assist the Program Director in gathering information and analyzing data to evaluate a treatment component of the Dual Diagnosis Program. Additional responsibilities include co-leading social and independent living skills groups for substance abusing psychotic patients, conducting psychoeducation groups, and participating in treatment planning sessions and team meetings.
Special Qualifications:Must be comfortable working with the chronically mentally ill.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Westwood Retirement Living Plaza
Address:2228 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, CA 90064
Contact:Jeny Gillingham, Activities Director
Phone Number:310.475.8861
Description of Organization & Population Served:Westwood Retirement Plaza is a place where seniors live and engage in activities. There are both male and female residents who range in age from 75 and up.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:The intern will have the responsibility of interacting with the residents. Moreover their main responsibility will be working with the Activities Director and helping to run the activities planned for the residents. The intern will also help with doing some work on the computer.  Interns are highly encouraged to initiate new projects and activities with the residents, in consultation with the Activities Director.
Special Qualifications:
Hourly Commitment per Week:6

Placement Name:Wright Institute Los Angeles
Address:9911 W. Pico Blvd. Suite 720, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact:Linda Bear-Snibbe
Phone Number:310.277.2796
Description of Organization & Population Served:Wright Institute Los Angeles is a non-profit mental-health training center and psychotherapy clinic serving adolescents, adults, and elderly. We offer individual, group, and couples therapy.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will participate in administrative activities, and the daily business functions of the center. Interns may also participate in some clinical seminars, but this needs to be in addition to any hourly commitment.  When contacting us to inquire about internship opportunities, please make sure to specify that you are an "undergraduate" student that is interested in participating through the Psychology Department's internship program, Psych 195A: Fieldwork in Psychology.
Special Qualifications:Computer experience and good English skills desirable.
** please email, indicate you are an UCLA Psychology student, and attach your resume **
Hourly Commitment per Week: 6-20

Placement Name:YWCA of Glendale
Address:Domestic Violence Project, 735 E. Lexington Dr., Glendale, CA 91206
Contact:Annette Kosker
Phone Number:(818) 242-4155 ext. 227
Description of Organization & Population Served:YWCA of Glendale is a non-profit community service organization. Our mission is to empower women & girls and to eliminate racism. Our Domestic Violence Project serves women and children victims of domestic violence in both residential and non-residential settings.
Description of Fieldwork Project & Responsibilities of Intern:Interns will be able to work in the following areas, depending on interest; individual and group therapy with adults and/or children, hotline counselor, court advocacy,crisis intervention, group facilitator,outreach and response team member, or translator. The State Mandated 40 Hour Certification Training is required (provided).
Special Qualifications:Commitment to ending domestic violence, must attend 40-hour training.
Hourly Commitment per Week:6