Neuroscience Associates Inc.

Contact: 
Dr. Lori Holt
Address: 
16633 Ventura Blvd., Suite 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 hours

Office of Dr. Michael J. Perrotti, Ph.D.

Contact: 
Dr. Michael J. Perrotti, Ph.D.
Address: 
3 Pointe Drive, Suite 303, Brea, CA
Phone: 
714-528-0100
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
We are a multi-disciplinary practice in Orange County. We offer services in Forensic Psychology, Medical Record Review, Translational Research, Clinical Assessment, and treatment of children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. We also offer assessment and treatment of patients with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The student would assist the research team with research on forensic cases, literature reviews, statistical analyses, patient relations, and general office/clerical duties. Students are assisted in their careers with the path to graduate studies and refining their skills in research. Students can tailor their fieldwork schedules and their course schedules.
Special Qualifications: 
Undergraduate students; requires a one-year contract; research methods and statistics preferred. Coursework in neuroscience is a plus. Ability to work with a research team.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
10

OPICA adult day service and counseling center

Contact: 
Elizabeth Lira, MA
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. Our goal is to provide meaningful, educational and emotionally supportive, programs for those coping with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. The program also includes individual counseling, and support groups for family caregivers.
Description of Fieldwork Project 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 in conducting large and small groups. Interns are given a small case load of members to track and check-in with individually. Interns will also be responsible for assisting program staff, and documenting observations of the OPICA members.
Special Qualifications: 
Experience working with the elderly population and/or some education in gerontology. Energetic, interest or background in music, art, languages, literature also helpful.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center

Contact: 
VOLUNTEER NOW (888) 417-1444
Address: 
1663 Sawtelle Blvd. Ste 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 
310.473.1511
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
OUR HOUSE is a nonprofit, nonsectarian Grief Support Center offering grief support groups that are specific to age and relationship. Volunteer group leaders are extraordinary people who make a big difference in the lives of children, teenagers and adults grieving the death of someone close. OUR HOUSE is serves thousands of people every year thanks to the dedication and generous hearts of volunteer group leaders. Our volunteers co-lead groups in the evenings in our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills locations or during the day in school sites throughout the greater Los Angeles region. Bilingual volunteers conduct Spanish-language support groups for adults at community-based locations. “Being a volunteer has changed me in so many ways. It has helped me listen better and be more genuinely present with the people in my life. ” Group leaders at OUR HOUSE do not need any prior experience. Once you are accepted, you will be invited to attend our three-day training that will prepare you to be an effective and compassionate group leader.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Our volunteers co-lead groups in the evenings in our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills locations or during the day in various school sites in the greater Los Angeles area. We ask for a minimum one year commitment to co-lead a group every other week in-house or once per week for short-term groups held in the schools/community locations. In addition, all volunteers attend group supervision conducted by our Clinical Staff once every other week. The average time commitment, including group meeting time and supervision, is about 10-15 hours per month. We are also accepting applications for Spanish-Speaking volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer group leader, please complete the on-line application. We will contact you to set up an in-person interview. If accepted, we will register you in an upcoming 3-day training to become a group leader for adults, or 4-day training to become a group leader for children and teens. The training consists of: Grief Education Awareness of your own grief process Understanding the OUR HOUSE model Learning and practicing group leader skills
Special Qualifications: 
Group leaders at OUR HOUSE do not need any prior experience, nor do they need a clinical or professional background in bereavement, counseling, or education. Once you have submitted an application you will be contacted for an interview, and if accepted, you will be invited to attend our training to prepare you to be an effective and compassionate group leader.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hr/week (NOTE: 1 year minimum committment)

Pathway, UCLA Extension

Contact: 
Brooke Nakagawa
Address: 
10995 Le Conte Ave, Ste. 639, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 
(310) 794-1235
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Pathway is a two-year certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences. Students are fully engaged in the UCLA campus and complete internships in the community. Additionally, students live in apartments near campus where they learn independent living skills and participate in a variety of recreational opportunities.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Academic Interns for Pathway will have the title of Educational Coach. Primary responsibilities include the provision of academic tutoring and support, and assistance with organizational and time management skills. Ed Coaches will also encourage and model appropriate college behavior and foster student independence. Ed Coaches will have weekly supervision meetings with the Program Manager for ongoing training and program coordination, and will be responsible for submitting records of appointments and activities with Pathway students. Scheduling can be flexible to accommodate the intern and students’ needs.
Special Qualifications: 
UCLA student with a preferred GPA of at least 3.0 and/or experience working with individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability. Prior to beginning hours, Interns must get fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check. Please email a cover letter, resume, and schedule of availability for the quarter to nakagawa@uclaextension.edu and prepare for a brief in-person interview.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8-10 hrs minimum for Ed Coaches

Personal Growth Institute

Contact: 
Nasrin Barkhordari, Executive Director
Address: 
5536 Tampa Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: 
Office: (818) 609-9989
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Personal Growth Institute (PGI) is a non-profit agency that offers psychotherapy in a multi-cultural setting. Therapists offer services in English, Farsi, Arabic, Armenian, Russian, Hebrew and Spanish. PGI utilizes various types of therapy including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and existential approaches.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
PGI is currently looking for volunteers interested in helping our clinical director and research associate further develop our research. Topics will span from addiction, depression, and the use of a new model developed by the clinical director. Volunteers must sign confidentiality agreements. Certain tasks (i.e. transcribing and proofing therapy sessions) must be completed at our location in Encino. This is a unique opportunity and a great way to learn about the therapeutic process on a level that most do not until they are already in graduate school.
Special Qualifications: 
Please email current resume to Nasrin at pgi4growth@gmail.com and prepare for a brief phone interview.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-8 hours

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Contact: 
Jackie Lara, School-Based Youth Education Coordinator
Address: 
400 W 30th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: 
213.284.3200 x3581
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Planned Parenthood's Sexuality Education Program is recruiting reliable & enthusiastic college students to teach one-hour presentations to adolescents about comprehensive and medically-accurate sex education. To qualify you must have daytime availability, reliable transportation, and attend all mandatory training dates. Trainings are scheduled once in the fall and once in the spring. Please contact the Coordinator for an application and more information.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
The intern will be trained in our seven session curriculum and will present on topics such as sexuality, anatomy, gender, healthy relationships, birth control, STI prevention, and decision-making skill-building to middle and high school students in Los Angeles County. A minimum of 4-6 hours of availability is required each week.
Special Qualifications: 
Interns must be comfortable presenting a sex education curriculum to teens ages 11-16. An interest in education and/or sexual and reproductive health is preferred.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
4-6 hrs/week, minimum

Roxanna Rahban Ph.D. Licensed clinical Psychologist

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

Santa Monica College

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

Skirball Hospice

Contact: 
Lee Rothman, Volunteer Coordinator
Address: 
6345 Balboa Blvd, Bldg I Suite 315 Encino, CA 91316
Phone: 
818.774.3040
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Skirball Hospice provides high quality, compassionate care to patients, enabling them to approach the end of their lives with dignity and comfort. Skirball Hospice has an interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work with patients and family members providing physical, psychological and spiritual comfort. Population served are Hospice patients 21+. We do a lot of work with the elderly. <br />This is a great opportunity for students interested in the Psychology of Aging and Gerontology to spend time with elderly individuals who are at the end of their life and their family members. Dr. Ira Byock, a pioneer in Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care views the end of life as a final developmental stage in which true connection and healing of relationships can occur.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Patient/Family Services Volunteer - Volunteers provide direct patient care services to the terminally ill and their families. Duties may include various forms of assistance, comfort measure, supporting services such as reading or writing for the patient, sitting at bedside. As an added feature this year we have begun a Life Legacy video program. Patients interested in creating a video recording for their loved ones are interviewed by appropriate team members or trained volunteers. Patients are given suggested questions to help them tell the highlights of their lives while being interviewed and recorded in their home environment. Student interns might be involved in the interview process, videotaping the interview Or if appropriately trained, editing the raw video into a DVD complete with appropriate still photographs and music. Families may choose to use the video as part of a memorial service.
Special Qualifications: 
Interested volunteers must be at least 18, have a valid drivers license and automobile insurance, clear a criminal back ground check, and pass a medical physical exam. Location: Patients are cared for wherever they live in the greater Los Angeles area. Interns can choose to see patients within a geographic radius close to home and school.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

Stop Domestic Violence Program

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

Twilight Brigade, Compassion in Action

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

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge

Contact: 
Dr. Elizabeth Gong-Guy
Phone: 
(310)825-0768
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge aims to reduce the burden of depression by half by the year 2050. 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. The participants of this study are UCLA students suffering from depression and/or anxiety.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
This internship will be intertwined with the Resilience Peer Network as part of UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge. It will consist of the regular duties of Certified Resilience Peers, such as conducting one-on-one support sessions supplementing an iCBT program for anxiety and depression, attending weekly supervision/training sessions, and conducting orientation sessions for participants entering the DGC Innovative Treatment Network study. Additionally, the intern will assist Dr. Gong-Guy with any additional administrative tasks as needed.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours/week

UCLA Intervention Program

Contact: 
Dane Fitzmorris
Address: 
Department of Pediatrics-Intervention Program 23-10 Rehabilitation Center Campus 179722
Phone: 
(310) 825-4821 / (310) 794-4751
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The UCLA Intervention Program offers a Toddler Program for children with disabilities and/or risk fosters 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 normal infant or young children is required. Must be physically able to lift children up to 50 pounds. Current TB test is required of all Interns prior to entrance into the program. Finger print card and child abuse index card required before start of placement.
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
8 (2 mornings per week)

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital-Early Childhood Classroom

Contact: 
Kristen Hayashida, M.Ed., BCBA
Address: 
740 Westwood Plaza, Room (78-222)Campus 175919
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 teachers with intervention activities. Major duties include implementing behavioral and skill development programs in individual or small group situations under supervision of head teacher. Interns will also learn instruct patients in basic self care and daily living skills such as toileting, self feeding, hygiene, and dressing skills. Interns will learn and implement the behavioral management program for each patient under the supervision of the classroom teacher. Interns are also required to assist with the daily activities of the environment including set-up and clean-up, preparations for activities, and any written feedback. Intern is 100% supervised by the classroom therapist who has extensive training and at least a masters degree. Thus, all activities are supervised 100% of the time. Intern is never left alone with any patient. Co-directors Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D. and Tanya Paparella, Ph.D. observe and all staff provide provide positive and constructive feedback. Students are also required to attend a 1 hour lecture on autism spectrum disorders and treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The course is held Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the Semel Institute, Room 78-233.
Special Qualifications: 
Students should be open to traditional and alternative treatment and intervention techniques. Students should be open to learning and experiencing interactions with different populations of children. Previous experience with young children is preferred but not required. Energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable students are requested. *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. Students should be open to traditional and alternative treatment and intervention techniques. Students should be open to learning and experiencing interactions with different populations of children. Previous experience with young children is preferred but not required. Energetic, enthusiastic, and reliable students are requested.*
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program

Contact: 
Lindsey Bergman, Ph.D
Address: 
760 Westwood Plaza, Semel 67-467
Phone: 
310-794-2215
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
The UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a hospital-based program for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Students will have the opportunity to learn via direct observation the evidence-based psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions for pediatric OCD. Students will shadow program staff and learn to administer formal paper-pencil assessments, help youth implement exposure activities, and learn mindfulness-based intervention. Please note that students will not work alone with IOP patients. We require a 3 quarter commitment.
Special Qualifications: 
N/A
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-8

Victim-Witness Assistance Program Volunteer Services

Contact: 
Shari Farmer, Community Outreach Coordinator
Address: 
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, 3204 Rosemead Blvd., 2nd Floor Suite 200, El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 
(626) 927-2539
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, General Manager
Address: 
335 N. Stanley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 
323.937.4856
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: 
The intern will have the opportunity to work with the residents through social activities at either site.
Special Qualifications: 
Fingerprint check may be required
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6 hours

West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

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

Wright Institute Los Angeles

Contact: 
Audrey Rodgers
Address: 
11845 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 505W, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 
424.371.5191 x104
Description of Organization and Population Served: 
Wright Institute Los Angeles is a non-profit mental-health training center and psychotherapy clinic serving adults 18+. We offer individual, couple, and group psychotherapy.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern: 
Interns will participate in administrative activities, and the daily business functions of the center. Interns may also participate in some clinical seminars, but this needs to be in addition to any hourly commitment. When contacting us to inquire about internship opportunities, please make sure to specify that you are an Undergraduate student interested in participating through the Psychology Department's internship program, Psych 195A: Fieldwork in Psychology.
Special Qualifications: 
Computer skills and English fluency are important. **Please email with a letter of interest and your resume**
Hourly Commitment Per Week: 
6-12 depending on mutual need.

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