Activities for Retarded Children and Adults

Contact: 
Patricia Ellison
Address: 
6456 Whitsett Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91606
Phone: 
(818) 762-4365
Description of Organization and 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 and 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.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

AIDS Project Los Angeles-Case Management

Contact: 
Tiana Monteilh
Address: 
Volunteer Resources, 3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 
213-201-1313
Description of Organization and 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 and 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 hours

AIDS Project Los Angeles-Research & Evaluation Program

Contact: 
Jim Williams
Address: 
3550 Wilshire Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 
(213) 201-1379
Description of Organization and 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 www.apla.org. 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. The Community-Based Research program focuses on examining social and psychological factors that influence the health and health behaviors of people living with HIV and populations at high risk of HIV infection. Our research focuses particularly on the experiences of HIV-positive people of color and young Black and Latino gay and bisexual men. APLA community-based research interns work on multiple APLA research projects.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns may participate in scheduling or conducting interviews, qualitative data analysis, collaborative team meetings, entering survey data, searching research literature, and assisting with preparation of grant proposals, as well as materials for presentation and publication. Other activities might involve screening participants or doing outreach at community venues, including nighttime outreach at gay-identified bars and clubs. Interns in our program are active team members involved in many aspects of the research projects, and expected to contribute independently and creatively to the research process. Self-motivated interns typically develop many new skills during the program, along with a hands-on understanding of community-based research.
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. Candidates should possess strong writing skills and familiarity with multiple research methods. Equally important is experience in or eagerness to learn about recruitment methods, writing about qualitative research findings, qualitative analysis procedures, and guidelines to protect study respondents’ confidentiality and welfare. We particularly encourage candidates who have experience with diverse populations, such as ethnic minority, HIV-positive, or LGBT individuals. There are two internship levels: gap year and three-month. The gap year internship is a yearlong program for students who have completed a BA or BS and are considering graduate studies leading to a PhD or MD. Gap year interns work 24-32 hours per week on a range of different projects over the course of their year at APLA. They obtain extensive training in research planning, recruitment, interviewing, analysis, and writing, while taking on progressively more challenging responsibilities over the course of the year. Three-month internships are designed for students who are currently in school. Fall and spring three-month internships require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week, while summer internships are 40 hours per week. Applications should be submitted directly to the Community-Based Research program. Detailed application instructions and deadlines are available at: http://www.apla.org/researchinternship
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
15 hours

Antioch University International Counseling Center

Contact: 
Dr. Dorit Miller or Dr. Margo Galdjie
Address: 
12400 Wilshire Blvd, #230, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: 
310-442-0300 or 310-766-9314
Description of Organization and 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 and 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: 
Bilingual in Farsi or Hebrew is preferred but not necessary.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-8 hours

Arkaive, Inc.

Contact: 
Yoomi Chin
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Arkaive is a start-up company that provides online education management tool to educators and students of higher education.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Arkaive is seeking an intern who is creative, fun, organized, and active on social network. Tasks include: a. Assisting marketing and communications director with market research on higher education management tools; b. Compiling data and creating reports on the current trends of technology and social media in higher education; c. Conducting surveys and interviews to analyze the social behaviors of college students active on social media; d. Any other duties and responsibility that the Company may assign to you from time to time in its sole discretion. Excellent communication and research skills and Microsoft Office knowledge are required. No technology knowledge or experience is necessary. Social media experience is a plus. Candidate will learn how a start-up operates, assisting communications and marketing directors with developing marketing strategies, and assisting with brainstorming ideas for application designs and features.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8

ASL Based Baby SignShine Parenting Classes Internship: Visual Communication with Babies and Ch

Contact: 
Etel Leit
Address: 
West Los Angeles (next to UCLA)
Phone: 
310-277-SIGN (7446)
Description of Organization and 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 and 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 in class: with participants, prompts, singing and reading stories - Organize classroom for teaching - Interact with parents and babies/ children - Assist with class advertisement Off-site Duties: Conference and Seminars Coordinator Programs and Seminar Coordinator: - Researching and establishing relationships with national and international educational organizations and centers - Creating relationship which will educate organizations and centers on SignShine®’s work - Submitting proposals to such to book programs and seminars - Converse in blogs with parents and educators, websites pertaining to education, mommy resources, etc.
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 - Familiarity with HootSuite a plus but not required - 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!!! Please fill in all fields in this application: http://bit.ly/applyintern
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

Baron School for Exceptional Children

Contact: 
Edie Bartnof
Address: 
3300 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 
310-836-1223 x 416
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Baron School for Exceptional Children is an innovative, accredited, private therapeutic school designed for children ages three through nine with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as severe emotional and behavioral challenges, learning disabilities and developmental delays. Individual education plans incorporating play therapy, sensory and motor skill integration, and speech and language therapy are formulated by a team of teachers, educational therapists and mental health professionals. 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 and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The school day is from 8:00am-2:15pm. 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.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8 hours

Beverly Hills Psychiatrist Sophie Duriez, M.D., A Prof. Corporation

Contact: 
Kristy, Office Assitant
Address: 
9400 Brighton Way Suite #407
Phone: 
(310) 271-8407
Description of Organization and 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 and 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: 
8-10 hours

California Unified Service Providers, LLC

Contact: 
Eric Maier, M.A., B.C.B.A.
Address: 
3868 Carson St. Suite 201 Torrance, 90503 CA
Phone: 
310-792-2877
Description of Organization and 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 and 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 hours

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Contact: 
Marlena Novack
Address: 
21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 1800, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: 
818.345.2345 x1041
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Therapy services occur in center-based, home, and/or school settings. CARD conducts ongoing research projects investigating treatment delivery methods and outcomes, which make meaningful differences in the lives of individuals with ASD.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Research assistant internship. Interns conduct literature searches and reviews, collect and analyze data, and assist in implementing research protocols with individuals with ASD. 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

Center for Community and Family Services - NRS child assessment project

Contact: 
Judy Cashell, Child Development Administrator
Address: 
508 East Mendocino Street Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: 
(626) 585-6501
Description of Organization and 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 and 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 hours

Childhelp Resource and Training Center Support

Contact: 
Jennifer Quinn
Address: 
1345 N. El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 
(909) 335-1164
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Founded in 1959, Childhelp is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect, focusing on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp's programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as "models that work." The Childhelp Hollywood Resource and Training Center has been a hub for our hotline and our school curriculum for over 20 years and now serves as a Foster Family and Adoption Agency (FFA) and Community Outreach Facility. Note: Jennifer Quinn oversees both the Los Angeles office and the Redlands office. Although the phone contact provided is in Redlands the internship is for the Los Angeles facility.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The Volunteer program at Childhelp FFA is designed to provide meaningful experience and training for Bachelor's level interns in social work or psychology, as well as to benefit the agency in appropriate helpful ways. Childhelp receives 40 calls per day from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services to place children in foster care. We must certify more foster families to meet the immediate need and find homes for these children. The Childhelp intern position includes following-up with foster parents to complete their file, assisting foster parents through the orientation and required trainings, and eventually conducting trainings, under supervision, with both parents and children. Those accepting the position would be required to pass a fingerprint screening and sign a confidentiality agreement. Cultural sensitivity is necessary given the diversity of our families. Successful interns should be dependable, detail-oriented and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Special Qualifications: 
Requirements and Screening Process: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age Currently enrolled in a university program for social work, psychology or related field requiring a field placement or internship. A Volunteer Application must be completed, including three verifiable references. Candidates will participate in an interview with the Director and FFA Developer Volunteers must be fingerprinted Volunteers must have a TB test Volunteers sign an agreement of Confidentiality Volunteers sign a Health Status statement Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, flexibility, sensitivity, efficiency. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Volunteers must be able to commit to 8-10 hours per week (4-5 hours, 2 days a week on a fixed schedule). The specific days and hours will be determined at the beginning of the internship to accommodate the volunteer's class schedule, etc., but once established the volunteer must maintain that schedule to allow others to prepare for and plan on their assistance.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hours

Children's Insititute International, Preschool Day Treatment Instensive

Contact: 
Jesus Parra
Address: 
Burton E. Green Center 21810 Normandie Avenue Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: 
(310) 783-4677 x3072
Description of Organization and 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 and 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. ** Note **We do require a 6 month commitment (2 quarters). Interns must be able to work 2 days a week (exact days can be flexible, but hours will always be 8am-1:30pm).
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-10 hours

Early Childhood Development Associates

Contact: 
Marilee Hartling or Courtneyrose Chung
Address: 
8344 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA.90069
Phone: 
(323) 655-5580
Description of Organization and 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. 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 and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The intern can work in the following areas: childcare work in groups; 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 hours

eTherapi.com

Contact: 
Edoardo Croce
Address: 
125 Shoreway Road San Carlos CA 94070
Phone: 
1-800-611-0821
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
eTherapi is an online platform that allows individuals to easily access mental health care resources with the help of the digital medium. We take the travel and the long waits in between sessions out of therapy. Therapists use our platform because it’s a convenient and a cost-effective way of delivering care and managing the patient relationships. Patients love eTherapi because it gives them the ability to access mental health resources any time, when they need them most. eTherapi was launched at Stanford University in 2011 and has enjoyed good initial success as an early entrant in the telemedicine market. We recently re-launched our web app and are riding a strong wave of growth in the telehealth space. We have big plans to become the market leader in telemental health!
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Stuff you’ll be helping with include: Write, edit, source, curate, post mental health related content to distribute through our various media channels Facilitate the work of our community of content owners and producers Engage with the press to help reporters find content and sources for their articles Get other mental health websites to send some of their traffic to eTherapi Recruit therapists to join eTherapi Learn and apply the latest Search Engine Optimization tricks to get our content to rank higher in Google results Educate patients and mental health professionals about our product Design and execute other growth marketing tests Answer emails, phone calls and live chats with current and potential users
Special Qualifications: 
We are looking for someone who: Understands why telehealth is big and is passionate about being part of it Shows knowledge of the healthcare tech space and knows why companies like Talkspace, ZocDoc and Healthtap are great at what they do Has experience and interest in content marketing, online user acquisition and customer service Is up for picking up the phone and walking a health professional through a sign up process, while highlighting our product’s features and benefits Works collaboratively, is analytical in their thinking, likes details, communicates well and is proactive Understands the importance of finding the right balance between perfection and getting stuff done Is responsible, flexible, mature and fun to work with! Interested? If so, send a note to edo@etherapi.com with the following: 1. One article of 400+ words written by you targeting a consumer audience (i.e., not an academic or business audience), on a topic of your choice related to mental health, psychology, positive psychology, self growth. Imagine that this article will be published on www.huffingtonpost.com/news/mental-health: choose a topic and a style that you think would be most appealing to a well-sized audience. 2. What are your favorite web or mobile apps in the mental health space? What do you think are the best in terms of efficacy? What are the ones that you think will gain consumer acceptance fastest? Why? 3. It’s your second week of work at eTherapi and you are asked to draft the new process to recruit therapists to practice on our platform: can you give us an overview of how you would recruit therapists? What criteria should we use to recruit? What should the process look like?
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
12

F.A.C.T. Family Adult and Child Therapies

Contact: 
Leia Steingart
Address: 
1637 Malcolm Ave. LA, CA 90024
Phone: 
310.882.0315
Description of Organization and 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 http://www.factfamily.org for more information on our program.
Description of Fieldwork Project and 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

Focus on All Child Therapies

Contact: 
Linda Andron, LCSW
Address: 
1637 Malcolm Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
(310) 475-9620
Description of Organization and 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 and 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 1/2 hour before group and 1/2 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 hours

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Contact: 
Janine Quintero, Psy.D.
Address: 
210 South DeLacey Avenue, Suite 110 Pasadena, California 91105
Phone: 
626-395-7100, ext. 2012
Description of Organization and 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 and 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)

Hollywood HEART

Contact: 
Kara Mondino, Executive Director
Address: 
301 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 
626-795-9645
Description of Organization and 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 and 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.

Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis

Contact: 
Kendra Oliver
Address: 
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 675 Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 
(310) 649-0499, ext 45
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
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.
Special Qualifications: 
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.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

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