Faculty: Ara Haroutiounian, MS

Ara Haroutiounian

Ara Haroutiounian, MS

Core Faculty, MA in Organizational Psychology

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
MS Organizational Psychology California School of Professional Psychology
BS Psychology California State University, Northridge


  • Psychology of Human Systems (LP702)
  • Designing Organizations, Groups, and Teams (ST501)
  • Diagnosis, Intervention, and Evaluation in Organizations (ST502)
  • Participative Action Research and 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 and Workshops
  • Appreciative Inquiry and other Participative Change Methods
  • Family Businesses
  • Group Relations Conferences (Tavistock and A.K. Rice Institute)

Publications and Presentations

  • Donald, K. and 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 Involvement

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