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 support and guide to new parents and their babies via variety of programs and services to families and educators of babies and young children. Our upscale mommy & Me (Daddy & Me) is highly demanded in the area of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. We specialize in parenting skills, sleep training and communication through using Baby Sign Language (Based on American Sign Language). Our methods emphasis in stimulating language development, physical enhancement, 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, movement, 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 (sleep training), 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. • (not required, but a plus:) Knowledge of basic ASL / Baby Sign Language and early childhood development) • 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

BUREAU OF VICTIM SERVICES

Contact: 
Connie Arambula
Address: 
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, 3204 Rosemead Blvd., 2nd Floor Suite 200, El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 
(626) 927-2510
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Victim Services Representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services provides assistance to victims of crime. These include crisis intervention; emergency assistance; counseling referrals; court escort and orientation; restitution assistance; returning of property; assistance with employers; and case status notification. Victim Services Representatives work with prosecutors and are specially trained to help children, elders, people with disabilities and victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and gang crime who have specialized needs.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Volunteer interns with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services work side by side with Victim Services Representatives to provide advocacy, court support and resource referrals to victims. They also are expected to assist with clerical duties. There are many Victim Services office locations throughout Los Angeles County, every effort is made to place volunteers in desired geographic or special interest areas.
Special Qualifications: 
**BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE ARRANGED AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO START OF QUARTER** Volunteers must submit an application and pass a background check. Volunteers also must complete a one day training program.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
Volunteers must be available to work a minimum of 16 hours per week during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

California Consortium for Urban Indian Health

Contact: 
Valentine Antony
Address: 
1016 Lincoln Blvd. Suite 111, San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: 
9197217151
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Founding : Established in 2006, CCUIH is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) statewide alliance of Urban Indian Health Programs and substance abuse treatment facilities collectively referred to as UIHPs. By blending the leadership and experience of our consortium members with shared resource development, and by combining applied research with educational and policy advocacy efforts, CCUIH offers innovative strategies to support the health and wellness needs of the Urban Indian community in California. Mission: Our mission is to facilitate shared development resources for our members and to raise public awareness in order to support a health and wellness network that meets the needs of American Indians living in urban communities. Vision : CCUIH envisions a future in which all American Indians living in urban areas gain access to quality, sustainable, and self-determined health and wellness services. We are building a legacy of healthy American Indian communities for generations to come.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Fieldwork Project: Native Connections Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian and Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth. The Native Connections grant program supports grantees in: Reducing suicidal behavior and substance use among Native youth up to age 24 , easing the impacts of substance use, mental illness, and trauma in tribal communities , and supporting youth as they transition into adulthood. Responsibilities of Intern: Intern will support the evaluation efforts of one the California grantee in developing a needs assessment for urban Indian mental health services in the Fresno area. Intern will support monthly planning calls using a community-based participatory process supporting the development of research tools, implementing data collection strategies, analyzing data and publishing results to support grantee in developing behavioral health services. Intern will also be responsible for conducting a review of community-based and evidence-based behavior health interventions serving AI/AN people in California.
Special Qualifications: 
Prior experience working with AI/AN populations, specifically in California. Prior evaluation experience in federal grant programs serving AI/AN communities. Prior background knowledge in community-based participatory approaches to research and evaluation.
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://uclapsych.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HVZgqwNpqj9BVr) 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. 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

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

Contact: 
Dr. Duriez
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.
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 (on-site training will be provided). 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.
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: 
Erin Sullivan
Address: 
100 West Walnut Street Suite 375, Pasadena, CA 91124
Phone: 
(626)395-7100 ext. 2038
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 Erin Sullivan, a Research Assistant. 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

NAMI Westside LA

Contact: 
Erin Raftery Ryan
Address: 
921 Westwood #236, Los Angeles,CA 90024
Phone: 
(310) 889-7200
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. NAMI provides education, support, and advocacy to improve the lives of those living with mental health conditions, as well as their families and friends. The NAMI Westside Los Angeles chapter is one of a number of affiliates of both the NAMI California and the NAMI National organizations in Los Angeles county. NAMI Westside LA provides free educational classes and support groups in the Westside Los Angeles region to adults affected by mental health conditions and their loved ones.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns will be assigned projects to help support NAMI Westside LA classes, support groups, membership efforts, and outreach initiatives. Interns will also help operate the office warmline and refer callers to appropriate NAMI Westside LA services or community resources.
Special Qualifications: 
Demonstrated reliability, professionalism and punctuality • Respect and compassion for people affected by mental health conditions • Ability to manage emotionally stressful situations with positive spirit and open-mindedness • Passion to learn about mental health conditions, resources, and mental health system • Willingness to take initiative to seek help when needed, and ability to accept and implement constructive feedback • Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences while demonstrating empathy to facilitate respectful dialogue with community members.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

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

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 PEERS for Young Adults (on Autism Spectrum) Social Coach

Contact: 
Michelle Chiou
Address: 
Wendy and Leonard Goldberg Medical Building, UCLA PEERS® Clinic, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 1268 Los Angeles CA 90095-6967
Phone: 
510-299-2000
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, and Dr. Fred Frankel in 2005 and has expanded to locations across the US and world. PEERS® is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The intern receives weekly social coach group training from PEERS Clinic psychologists Monday 4:30 to 6:00 pm beginning 1/6/2020 (no later than 1/13 is ok) at the Semel Institute, 760 Westwood Plaza. The social coach is taught how to assist the young adult in making and keeping friends by providing feedback during weekly socialization homework assignments (4.5 hours). He is a 24-year-old first-year UCLA Computer Science graduate student with Asperger's.
Special Qualifications: 
The student must have good academic standing. The contact is one of the UCLA student's parents who will be hiring the intern. If the psychology student would rather receive compensation instead of academic credit, $25 per hour is offered. If you have questions about the program not answered by their website, please contact the clinic coordinator, Haley Goodman at HGoodman@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 267-3377.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6

Vista Non Public School (Hills Program)

Contact: 
Edie Bartnof
Address: 
3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 
1-(310) 836-1223 x 416
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Vista Non Public School (Hills Program) is an innovative, accredited, private therapeutic school designed for children ages three through 22 with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as severe emotional and behavioral challenges, learning disabilities other health impaired and intellectual delays. Individual education plans incorporating play therapy, sensory and motor skill integration, and speech and language therapy are formulated by a team of teachers, behaviorists, educational therapists and mental health professionals. Students are referred to Vista Non Public School by the student's public school district, when programs are not available for within the district.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The school day is from 8:00am-2:35pm (elementary and middle school students) and 8:00am - 3:00 pm (high school students). The intern would be in the classroom with the students. There are 7 classrooms. Follows procedures to work on goals of the individual student through support of the student's learning and independence; understand the development and respond appropriately to student(s); demonstrate correct use of behavior plan for the students; participate in a safe and nurturing program environment for the students; work as an integral member of the treatment team. Dependent on the individual strengths and abilities of the interns would determine the program that we would develop for them.
Special Qualifications: 
Requirements are consistent with Vista Del Mar Policy. Interns would have an interview. After it was determined that Vista was an appropriate match the interns would be required to fill out paperwork, have a current TB Test and have fingerprints (which is completed on the Vista campus).
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
minimum of 8 hours per week.