APLA Health

Contact: 
Tiana Monteilh
Address: 
Volunteer Resources, 611 S. Kingsley Dr. Los Angeles, CA
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

APLA Health-Research & Evaluation Program

Contact: 
Jim Williams
Address: 
611 South Kingsley Drive, LA, CA 90005
Phone: 
(213) 201-1379
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
APLA Health is 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 Health 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 Health community-based research interns work on multiple APLA Health 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 Health. 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

Baby & Toddlers SignShine Parenting Program

Contact: 
info@SignShine.com
Address: 
265 S Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 
3102777446
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
SignShine provides a variety of services and classes for families and educators of babies and 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: 
Interning at SignShine offers a unique opportunity to Psychology Majors. Interns have the opportunity to work with families. This position allows for interaction and observation of different cognitive growth methods. By partnering with SignShine, interns can enhance their communication skills, learn new communication methods and parenting skills, and gain valuable business management insights. Intern will: • Develop public relations and communications strategies increase community awareness • Write a monthly article in the subjects of communication and child development • Participate SignShine in all social media • Observe group classes
Special Qualifications: 
*** Please fill in the application at: https://www.signshine.com/apply-for-internship**** Qualifications: • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. • Creative, strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects. • Responsible, organized, self-motivated and ethical. • Working towards a degree in Arts in business, communication, marketing, social work or related disciplines. • Interested in research and thinking outside of the box. • Knowledge of basic ASL / Baby Sign Language and early childhood development is a plus (not required) • Has the passion to work with people. • Motivated and works well independently. Minimum Internship hours per week: 6 (max 10) Start date: Immediately This internship is for the length of minimum 2 semesters.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

Center for Scholars & Storytellers

Contact: 
Yalda T. Uhls
Address: 
Franz Hall
Phone: 
3102101244
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
We work to share psychological research with practioners in the entertainment industry who create content for youth.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The project will include summarizing research papers, helping with events, reviewing content (scripts, shows) and writing up reports.
Special Qualifications: 
English language. Please fill out the application here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XJ7H27H) and email your resume and a cover letter briefly explaining your interest in the Center for Scholars & Storytellers to info@scholarsandstorytellers.com. Please include your first and last name in the subject of the email. For students who would like to receive course credit, we recommend that you submit your application, resume, and cover letter at least three weeks prior to the quarter in which you are interested in doing the internship, so there is ample time to review your application.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-10

Child Development Institute Early Learning Center

Contact: 
Jamie Olivas
Address: 
7260 Owensmouth Avenue, Canoga Park CA 91303
Phone: 
818-712-0453
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
For over 20 years, the Child Development Institute (CDI) has served as one of the principle providers of relationship-based early intervention and therapeutic services to children and their families. CDI focuses on the development of the whole child, including his or her early relationships, environments and communities. Created by CDI, the Early Learning Center (ELC) is a museum-quality, developmentally-appropriate play and learning space in Canoga Park that promotes healthy development for all young children from birth to six years old and provides connection to community resources and opportunities to strengthen families. With a focus on nature and the benefits of nature in children’s healthy development, the ELC offers activities and special events that support children’s social-emotional development. Volunteers and Interns facilitate school-readiness skills through literacy, art, science, music, gardening, health and wellness activities. CDI also provides free developmental screenings to address parent concerns and get families connected with community resources.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns are responsible for assisting in everyday operations of CDI's Early Learning Center including, leading daily parent and child activities such as Storytime and Music & Movement. Interns will plan, implement, and evaluate a program with an interdisciplinary team. Other responsibilities include supporting developmental screenings, the Learning Lunch Series, and community outreach.
Special Qualifications: 
Interns must have a current TB test on file. Interns should have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively in a diverse environment. Training is provided.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hour minimum per week

Children's Institute, Inc. Day Treatment Intensive (DTI) Program

Contact: 
Nicole Fauscette
Address: 
21810 Normandie Ave. Torrance,CA 90502
Phone: 
424-201-3279
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 12 students and strives to maintain an average daily attendance of 10 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 years of age 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 physically aggressive and defiant children. Interns 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

Dr. Sophie Duriez, M.D., A Professional Corporation

Contact: 
Ezgi Istemi
Address: 
9400 Brighton Way, Suite 407, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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 6-8 consultations per day from 10am to 6pm. Therapeutic approach is Client-centered, Strength-based, and Solution-focused with Positive Psychology. Patients are mainly professional young adults, male and female, between the ages of 25 and 35. Specialization: Adult and Child ADHD treatment, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy. Conventional (Allopathic) and Alternative (Homeopathic) medications may be prescribed. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is available as a treatment for depression.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
As administrative assistants in a busy Mental Health practice, interns will be responsible for entering and updating patient consultation data (intake forms, medication prescriptions, treatment plans) using FileMaker Pro. The ability to work efficiently in an organized manner is crucial in order to be able to successfully manage patient files and sync them up with appointment schedules, patient documentation, and doctor’s notes. Interns will be exposed to the inner workings of a medical practice, including how and why medications are prescribed and how insurance claims are processed. Unique to this office is the opportunity to learn more about TMS treatment and its therapeutic effect on mood disorders.
Special Qualifications: 
Excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for being involved in the running of a clinical private practice is mandatory. Fluency with Microsoft Office applications and FileMaker Pro is preferred. While interns will not be interacting directly with patients, they should maintain a friendly and professional demeanor and appearance at all times and should be able to communicate clearly with other coworkers. Must be able to comply with established HIPAA regulations. It is through working hands-on in a thriving practice that interns will be able to learn more about the medical field, specifically Psychotherapy and Psychiatry.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6- 10 hours

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Contact: 
Michelle L’Hommedieu
Address: 
100 West Walnut Street Suite 375, Pasadena, CA 91124
Phone: 
(626)395-7100 ext. 2561
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 residential treatment, community based outpatient programs, medication support, psychological testing, and co-occurring services. We also have a large family resource center in Highland Park where we do outreach and engagement providing resources for low income families.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The internship program is directly supervised by Michelle L’Hommedieu, a Senior Research Analyst. The intern's main role is to support the research department in data evaluation and integrity. Interns will work with an array of clinically sensitive data by conducting literature reviews, assisting with data entry, verification, and analysis utilizing Excel and SPSS programs. Tasks will be assigned to maximize the intern’s learning experience and will be provided within the larger organizational context to better understand how data is used within the organization to drive performance improvement amongst our programs. Interns will also have an opportunity to meet with the department head, Janine Quintero, Psy.D., Assistant Vice President of Evaluation and Research (a licensed clinical psychologist and an alumna from UCLA's psychology undergraduate program) to discuss career aspirations, graduate school, and professional development.
Special Qualifications: 
Please apply 3-4 weeks before the quarter starts as students must undergo a fingerprint process. Must receive course credit.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours a week

Iris Cantor UCLA Women's Health Ed & Res. Center

Contact: 
Julie Friedman
Address: 
911 Broxton Avenue
Phone: 
3107948062
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The Iris-Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education and Research Center (WHERC) is a non-profit organization providing education on physical, psychological and social issues impacting women’s health. Because WHERC collaborates with numerous community and government agencies, interns have the opportunity to interact with a variety of women’s health leaders. Population served are vulnerable women in LA County.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns work on a variety of education and outreach projects, including grant writing, program planning, research and evaluation, community outreach, conference organizing, and fund development. WHERC collaborates with numerous community and government agencies, which gives interns an opportunity to interact with a variety of women’s health leaders and attend various community health events. The center’s aim is to promote the mental and physical health of low-income women in the Los Angeles area. Projects interns work on: Women’s Health & Money @ Work Students are being recruited to assist with launching Women’s Health & Money @ Work a workplace health promotion program targeting women at work and in job training programs. This program is being developed in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Los Angeles Branch and the LA County Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health. Interns will help with the recruitment of businesses and job training centers to offer onsite health education programs to low wage women workers and job trainees, provide assistance in research and program evaluation, develop health education outreach materials, and collaborate with financial institutions and community development agencies. Planning for a Healthy Chemical-Free Baby This program educates low-income women of color on how to avoid and/or minimize exposure to environmental toxins, as these women are most at risk for reproductive harm. Interns will assist with updating curriculum on reproductive health and the environment to be included in existing preconception counseling programs offered by community based agencies. Interns will work with our advisory committee, investigating possible locations to conduct programs and participate in conducting research related to program outcomes. Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health WHERC is spearheading the LA County Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Collaborative (LBWHC). The LBWHC is made up of individuals and organizations with experience advocating for the health and well-being of lesbians and bisexual women. Members represent health care facilities (including mental health facilities), government agencies, community organizations, and academic institutions. Student Interns will assist in coordinating training programs for physicians and other health professionals in learning how to deliver culturally competent health care to lesbian and bisexual women as well as be involved in updating existing LGBT training programs and materials. Interns will also be involved in planning conferences for health care administrators and health care professionals on current issues and research related to lesbian and bisexual women’s health. Mental health is a primary focus in many of our programs, and we have a couple of initiatives that focus on stress, the negative effects of discrimination, and the overall health of underserved women.
Special Qualifications: 
Software skills, research interest and ability to work with a team.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hours

Neuropsychology Fieldwork

Contact: 
Lev Gottlieb, PhD
Address: 
2811 Wilshire Blvd #680 Santa Monica 90403
Phone: 
(424) 835-0854
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. This Fieldwork includes three applications of neuropsychology: 1. Neuropsychology practice: This is a pediatric neuropsychology clinical practice in West Los Angeles, comprising neuropsychological assessment and coordinated care. See gottliebneuro.com for an extensive review. 2. Technological application: This is a startup endeavor that applies principals of neuropsychology to health and wellness in order to offer users insight into their minds and strengths. 3. Media applications: This includes dissemination of neuropsychology to lay audiences via various forms of media and entertainment such as video, books and podcasts.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
This Fieldwork will involve motivated and diligent interns in the applications of neuropsychology listed above in the organization description: 1. Neuropsychology practice: The intern will provide administrative and clinical support services. 2. Technological application: The intern will support business development. 3. Media applications: The intern will aid in producing types of media.
Special Qualifications: 
No special qualifications are required. However the intern must be motivated and diligent. Creative and entrepreneurial interest would be additive. Familiarity with technology and/or media would also be helpful.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours per week

Neuroscience Associates Inc.

Contact: 
Dr. Lori Holt
Address: 
16633 Ventura Blvd. #700, Encino CA 91436
Phone: 
310-855-1265
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Neuroscience Associates Inc. is a multi-specialty Clinical Neuropsychology practice founded by Dr. Jeffrey Schaeffer in 1980. 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 and 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: 
6-8

OPICA adult day service and counseling center

Contact: 
Elizabeth Lira, LMFT, Director of Operations
Address: 
11759 Missouri Ave, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 
(310) 478-0226 ext 12
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
OPICA is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian agency. OPICA provides comprehensive programming specifically focused on all stages of memory loss in a nurturing environment. Offerings include cognitive stimulation activities, such as therapeutic art and music, brain fitness, counseling, education, and The OPICA Brain Train early memory loss program. Through on-site and select satellite programs, OPICA fills a critical need as one of the leading not-for-profit community-based organizations focused solely on memory loss. The program also includes individual counseling, and support groups for family caregivers.
Description of Fieldwork Project and 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 with large and small groups. Interns will debrief weekly where they will have the opportunity to share their observations and/or concerns. Interns will also be responsible for assisting program staff as needed.
Special Qualifications: 
Experience working with an elder population and/or some education in gerontology is helpful, but not mandatory. Interns should be energetic and curious—an interest or background in music, art, languages, and literature is also helpful.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

Pathway Educational Coach

Contact: 
Jessica Broutt
Address: 
1145 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
310-794-4341
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Pathway at UCLA Extension is a sequential program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, offering a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences, taught and supervised by experienced instructors sensitive to the individual needs of our students. On campus, Pathway students attend classes and participate with UCLA students in the many social, recreational, and cultural activities of a major university.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The purpose of the position is to assist with the inclusion of students in college course work and campus life. Educational Coaches will receive hands-on learning experiences in providing supports to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Job Responsibilities include: -Helping to maintain a positive academic environment and foster student independence -Provide academic tutoring -Provide peer-to-peer mentorship in navigating campus and collegiate life -Encourage appropriate college behavior -Help students with time management and organizational skills -Attend weekly support team meetings and communicate student progress to staff
Special Qualifications: 
-Excellent communication and organizational skills -Ability and interest to work with students with disabilities -Ability to receive feedback and willingness to obtain added trainings -Ability to work as a member of a team -Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships -Commitment of 1 year of service (Fall, Spring and Winter Quarter)
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hours per week

Pathway Instruction Assistant

Contact: 
Jessica Broutt
Address: 
1145 Gayley Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
310-794-4341
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Pathway at UCLA Extension is a two-year college program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, offering a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences. On campus, Pathway students attend classes and participate in the many social, recreational, and cultural activities of a major university. Living away from home while attending a college program is an important way to learn skills for independent living, and we recommend that all students take advantage of our residential option. However, students may also commute to Pathway as either full-time or part-time students. Students who successfully complete the program receive an award of completion in Learning and Life Skills, and are invited to attend the annual UCLA Extension graduation ceremony at the historic Royce Hall.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The purpose of the position is to learn a variety of skill sets essential to providing support to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Instructional Assistant will assist Pathway Instructors with the curriculum and student support in their classes. Job Performance Responsibilities Include: • Help maintain a positive academic environment & foster student independence • Provide academic support • Encourage appropriate college behavior • Help students with time management and organizational skills • Maintain accurate records regarding students and communicate student progress to appropriate staff • Assist instructor with curriculum planning, grading, and providing classroom support
Special Qualifications: 
Qualifications: • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail • Ability and interest to work with students with disabilities • Ability to receive feedback and willingness to obtain added trainings • Ability to work as a member of a team • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships • Commitment of 1 year of service (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

The Fibus Group- Grow a Great Relationship & Thrive in Marriage

Contact: 
Dr. M. Jay Fibus, Ph.D.
Address: 
13949 Ventura Blvd. Suite 210, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: 
818-325-6766
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
With 34 years of experience, Dr. M. Jay Fibus and his team specialize in providing relationship counseling, anger management, and neurofeedback to patients. Interns will have the opportunity to learn and apply Dr. Fibus’s research-proven methods, with a particular focus on supporting patient couples in relationship counseling. Couples range from dating (pre-engaged), engaged, newlywed, long-term married, and distressed marriages, providing interns the opportunity to work with a variety of patients.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns will assist supervisors in supporting the relationships of patient couples. This includes generating support materials for the couples through transcription, graphic relationship representations, weekly action cards, written and sequential directives, and relationship road maps. Interns will be asked to research and brainstorm solutions to couple conflicts by identifying shared goals of the couples, negative interactions between couples, restructuring individual negative mental processes, analyzing common areas of relationship dysfunction, learning about sex therapy, and pinpointing childhood patterns that currently affect the couples. Administrative duties involve digitizing information to provide visual and auditory feedback for patient couples.
Special Qualifications: 
Undergraduate students with a psychology major or minor and an interest in the psychology of intimate relationships are encouraged to apply. Excellent writing skills are highly recommended.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 Hours

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge STAND Peers Program

Contact: 
Dr. Elizabeth Gong-Guy
Address: 
220 De Neve, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 
310-486-8387
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge aims to reduce the burden of depression by half by the year 2060.. One way it aims to do this is through research on an innovative treatment network that serves people according to their level of depression or anxiety. UCLA students are invited to enroll in the Depression Grand Challenge's STAND Program -- Screening & Treatment for Anxiety and Depression. Participants in this treatment study are UCLA students with depression and/or anxiety.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
This internship supports the STAND Peers (formerly RPN - Resilience Peer Network) as part of UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge. It will consist of the regular duties of Certified STAND Peers, who conduct one-on-one support sessions supplementing an iCBT program for anxiety and depression, attend weekly supervision/training sessions, and conduct orientation sessions for participants entering the DGC STAND Program. Additionally, the intern assists Dr. Gong-Guy and Dr. Pimentel with any additional administrative tasks as needed.
Special Qualifications: 
Interns are expected to participate in the year-long sequence of (1) RPN Basic Training, (2) Intensive Role Play Supervision, (3) Orientation Certification, and (4) Advanced RPNIII leading to Certified STAND Peer.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

UCLA Intervention Program

Contact: 
Dane Fitzmorris
Address: 
1000 Veteran Ave. 23-10, Los Angeles CA 90095-1797
Phone: 
310-825-4821
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The UCLA Intervention Program offers a Toddler Program for children with disabilities and/or risk factors for developmental delay.
Description of Fieldwork Project and 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 typically developing infants or young children is required. Current TB test is required of all Interns prior to entrance into the program.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8 hours (2 mornings per week 8:30-12:30)

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP)

Contact: 
Kristen Hayashida, M.Ed., BCBA
Address: 
740 Westwood Plaza, Room (78-222)
Phone: 
310-206-2215
Description of Organization and 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 and 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 therapists with intervention activities. Major duties include implementing behavioral and skill development programs in individual or small group situations under supervision of lead therapist. 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 lead therapist. 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 lead 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 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. *For Fall and Winter Quarters: Students must complete DS 138SL before enrolling in Psychology 195A. For Spring Quarter: Students may apply for an internship position without having completed DS 138SL.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

Victim-Witness Assistance Program Volunteer Services

Contact: 
Shari Farmer
Address: 
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, 3204 Rosemead Blvd., 2nd Floor Suite 200, El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 
213.700.2276
Description of Organization and 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 and provides services to the victim and/or family that are paid for through the State of California.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The intern will help provide resources 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. *There are many locations in Los Angeles County that an intern can intern. A list of all the locations will be made available upon your request for an application*
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, live scan (fingerprinting) and attend one day of training. Being bilingual and having taken Psychology 187A (Psychology and Law) would be helpful.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
: 16 hours

Villa Stanley

Contact: 
Dr. Jay Plotzker
Address: 
335 N STANLEY AVE
Phone: 
3239374856
Description of Organization and 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 and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Varies - the intern will have the opportunity to work with the residents through social activities at either site.
Special Qualifications: 
personable,organized and responsible. Fingerprint check may be required.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
varies, minimum 6 hours

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