Ara Haroutiounian Ara Haroutiounian, MS


  • Core Faculty, Organizational Psychology Master of Arts


  • MS, Organizational Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
  • BS, Psychology, California State University, Northridge


  • Psychology of Human Systems (LP702)
  • Designing Organizations, Groups, & Teams (ST501)
  • Diagnosis, Intervention, & Evaluation in Organizations (ST502)
  • Participative Action Research & Appreciative Inquiry (HU676)
  • Consulting Skills (OP620)
  • Field Placement Seminar (FP723/FP733)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Team Development
  • Culture Change
  • Large Scale Change Interventions
  • Leadership Development
  • Post-Modern Organizational Structures
  • Experiential Conferences & Workshops
  • Appreciative Inquiry & other Participative Change Methods
  • Family Businesses
  • Group Relations Conferences (Tavistock & A.K. Rice Institute)

Publications and Presentations

Donald, K. & Haroutiounian, A. (January 2001). Consulting to the holographic organization. Wisdom of ASTD-LA 2001.

Haroutiounian, A., Ghavam, S., Gomez, S. J., Ivshin, E., Phelan, S., Freshman, B., et al. (2000). Learning and being: Outcomes of a class on spirituality in work.

Journal of Management Education, 24(5), 662–681.

Community Engagement

  • Pro-bono consultant - The Taproot Foundation
  • Member & Presenter - ODinLA
  • Pro-bono facilitator of group dynamics training for high school & undergraduate students