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Camilo Ortiz

Camilo Ortiz

Co-director of Clinical TrainingAssociate Professor. Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

B.S., Human Development & Family Studies, Cornell UniversityM.S., Clinical Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, AmherstPh.D., Clinical Psychology, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst

http://myweb.brooklyn.liu.edu/cortiz/index.htm

Description

Co-director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of psychology, specializing in parenting, disruptive behavior problems in children, bedtime resistance, elimination disorders, and cognitive behavior therapy for child and adult psychiatric disorders. Dr. Ortiz received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1999 and completed a pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Stony Brook before joining the faculty at LIU-Post in 2001. He teaches the full year statistics sequence in the doctoral program in clinical psychology as well as clinical classes that focus on evidence-based treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Ortiz holds an adjunct professor position in the department of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and is a licensed psychologist in New York State.

Specialties

parenting, disruptive behavior problems in children, bedtime resistance, elimination disorders, and cognitive behavior therapy for child and adult psychiatric disorders

Publications

Co-author, "Cultural diversity: Do we need a new wake-up call for parent training?," published in Behavior Therapy, 44, 443-458 (2013).
Co-author, "Spare the time out, spoil the child: Use of the house of worship as a site for parent training," published in InBalance Division 53 APA Newsletter, 28(1) (2013).
Co-author, “No association between music ability and hand preference in children,” published in Journal of Motor Behavior, 42(5), 269-275 (2010).
Co-author, “The effect of piano lessons on the vocabulary and verbal sequencing skills of primary grade students,” published in Psychology of Music, 37(3), 325-347 (2009).
Co-author, “Parent involvement in preschool: Predictors and the relation of involvement to pre-literacy development,” published in School Psychology Review, 37(1), 74-90 (2008).
Co-author, “Behavioral parent-training approaches for the treatment of bedtime noncompliance in young children,” published in Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention, 4(2), 511-525 (2007).
Co-author, “Two-session group parent training for bedtime noncompliance in Head Start children,” published in Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 29(3), 23-55 (2007).
Co-author, “Parent-training groups for fathers of Head Start children: A pilot study of their impact on child behavior and intra-familial relationships,” published in Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 29(2), 47-64 (2007).
Co-author, “Parental influence on child interest in shared picture book reading,” published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16, 263-281 (2001).
Co-author, “Contagion of aggression in daycare classrooms as a function of peer and teacher responses,” published in Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(4), 708-719 (2001).
Co-author, “Learning to use humor in psychotherapy,” published in The Clinical Supervisor, 19, 191-198 (2000).
Co-author, “Gender differences in the relation of language development to disruptive behavior and peer relationships in preschoolers,” published in Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 20(4), 521-536 (1999).
Co-author, “Promoting academic success and preventing disruptive behavior disorders through community partnership,” published in Journal of Community Psychology, 27(5), 589-598 (1999).
Co-author, “Direct observation of peer rejection and its causal relationship with externalizing behavior problems,” published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 14(2), 183-196 (1999).
Co-author, “Daycare interactions and teacher perceptions as a function of teacher and child ethnic group,” published in Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2,143-154 (1998).

Lectures and Presentations

Co-presenter, "Ethnic composition of behavioral parent training research participants over the last three decades," presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Memphis, TN (2013).
Co-presenter, "The psychometric validation of the obstacles to engagement scale," presented at the Associate of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Memphis, TN (2013).
Co-presenter, “Stability and predictors of change of Callous-Unemotional traits in preschool children undergoing behavioral parent-training,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD (2012).
Co-presenter, “Do Callous and Unemotional traits in young children predict change in parenting and child behavior in response to behavioral parent training?,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD (2012).
Discussant, “What Every Student and Young Professional Needs to Know about Loan Repayment Programs offered through the National Institutes of Health,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco  (2010).
Co-presenter, “Hey! You Got Some DBT Skills In My Parent-Training! ,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco (2010).
Co-presenter, “Parental evaluations of positive routines and graduated extinction for treating bedtime resistance in preschoolers: A pre-treatment acceptability study,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA (2010).
Co-presenter, “Predictors of parent involvement in preschool and the relation of involvement to preliteracy development,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City (2010).
Co-presenter, “Engaging fathers in behavioral parent training: A pilot study,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City (2009).
Co-presenter, “Does receiving preferred parent-training topics relate to treatment effectiveness?,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City (2009).
Co-presenter, “A discipline-only parent training intervention for Hispanic parents of Head Start children,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL (2008).
Co-presenter, “Is the relationship between maternal emotional intelligence and child emotional competence mediated by maternal sensitivity?,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL (2008).
Co-presenter, “One-session group parent training for bedtime noncompliance among Hispanic Head Start children,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL (2008).
Co-presenter, “The role of music training on children’s cognition,” presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New York City (2008).
Co-presenter, “One session group parent-training in positive routines for bedtime noncompliance in Head Start children,” presented at the annual Pediatric Sleep Medicine conference, Amelia Island, FL (2008).
Co-presenter, “The effects of piano lessons on early childhood literacy skills,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC (2007).
Co-presenter,  “The Role of Music Keyboard Training on the Vocabulary and
Verbal Sequencing Skills of Elementary School Students,” presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York (2007).
Chair and co-presenter, “Advances in the Behavioral Treatment of Sleep Refusal of Young Children,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL (2006).
Co-presenter, “Using Multilevel Modeling (MM) With Small Treatment Studies: An Example of A Behavioral Sleep Treatment For Preschoolers With Nighttime Settling Problems,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL (2006).
Presenter, “The Effect of Parent Training Topic Sequencing on Attrition and Preliminary Outcomes: Does Discipline First Work Better?,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL (2006).
Co-presenter, “Hand Preference in Musically Trained and Untrained Children,” present at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York (2006).
Co-presenter, “Parent Training for Fathers of Head Start Children: A Pilot Study of Its Impact on Intra-familial Relationships and Child Behavior,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA (2004).
Co-presenter, “An Experimental Examination of Group Parent-Training for Bedtime Noncompliance in Head Start Children,”presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA (2004).

Honors/Awards

Long Island University Intramural Peer Reviewed Research Grant, 2012-2013, Principal Investigator. “Does Behavioral Extinction Treatment for Bedtime Resistance Negatively Impact a Child’s Attachment Behavior? A Nonconcurrent Multiple Baseline Analysis” ($1,756).

National Institute of Mental Health, 2004-2010, Principal Investigator. “Topic Sequencing Effects in Parent Training.” Career Development Research Grant (K01). ($716,815).

American Psychological Association, 2006-2007. “Enhancing Multicultural Training at Long Island University”. CEMRATT Training Grant. ($5,000).

Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, 2003-04, Principal Investigator. “An Experimental Examination of Group Parent-Training for Bedtime Noncompliance in Head Start Children.” with Co-Investigator, Christine Wade. Dissertation Grant, ($20,000).

Bureau of Health Professions, Graduate Psychology Education Program, 2003-2004, Principal writer of training grant aimed at improving clinical training in the doctoral psychology program at C. W. Post by increasing interdisciplinary training for students. ($141,000).

Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, 2002-04, Principal Investigator. “Parent Training for Fathers of Head Start Children: An Investigation of Its Impact on Intra-Familial Relationships & Child Behavior,” with Co-Investigator, Elana Kun. Dissertation Grant, ($40,000).

National Institute of Mental Health Minority Supplement, 1999-2001, Susan O'Leary (PI on the
grant) and I co-wrote the proposal to fund postdoctoral research. ($189,000).

Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, 1997-99, Graduate Student Investigator “The Parent Behavior Scale,” Dissertation Grant, ($30,000)

Professional Affiliations

Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, (ABCT) Full Member, 1994-present
-ABCT Ambassador, 2009-present
-President, Parenting Special Interest Group, 2008-2009
-Secretary, Parenting Special Interest Group, 2005-2006

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Society, Full Member, 1998-present

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