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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

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 cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and evidence-based treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Ortiz 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

Ortiz, C., Vidair, H., Acri, M., Chacko, A., & Kobak, K. (2020). Pilot Study of an Online Parent-Training Course for Disruptive Behavior with Live Remote Coaching for Practitioners. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. DOI: 10.1037/pro0000286

 Ortiz, C., Hawes, D.J., Lorber, M., Lazer, S., & Brotman, L. M. (2018) Are Callous-Unemotional traits associated with differential response to reward versus punishment components of parent-training? A randomized trial. Evidence Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3(3), 164-177. DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2018.1450689

 Kunkle, K. & Ortiz, C. (2016). Maternal treatment acceptability and preference of room time-out and deferred time-out escape contingencies. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 38(2), 105-123.

 Ortiz, C. & Del Vecchio, T. (2013). Cultural diversity: Do we need a new wake-up call for parent training? Behavior Therapy, 44, 443-458.

 Gottesman, B. & Ortiz, C. (2013). Spare the Time Out, Spoil the Child: Use of the House of Worship as a Site for Parent Training. InBalance Division 53 APA Newsletter, 28(1)

 Piro, J. & Ortiz, C. (2010). No association between music ability and hand preference

in children. Journal of Motor Behavior, 42(5), 269-275.

 Piro, J. & Ortiz, C. (2009). The effect of piano lessons on the vocabulary and verbal sequencing skills of primary grade students. Psychology of Music, 37(3), 325-347.

 Arnold, D. H., Zeljo, A., Doctoroff, G. L., & Ortiz, C. (2008). Parent involvement in preschool: Predictors and the relation of involvement to preliteracy development. School Psychology Review, 37(1), 74-90.

 Ortiz, C. & McCormick, L. (2007). Behavioral parent-training approaches for the treatment of bedtime noncompliance in young children. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention, 4(2), 511-525.

 Wade, C. M., Ortiz, C. & Gorman, B. (2007). Two-session group parent training for bedtime noncompliance in Head Start children. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 29(3), 23-55.  

Helfenbaum-Kuhn, E. D. & Ortiz, C. (2007). Parent-training groups for fathers of Head Start children: A pilot study of their impact on child behavior and intra-familial relationships. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 29(2), 47-64.

 Ortiz, C., Stowe, R. M., & Arnold, D. H. (2001). Parental influence on child interest in shared picturebook reading. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16, 263-281.

 Goldstein, N. E., Arnold, D. H., Rosenberg, J. L., Stowe, R. M., & Ortiz, C. (2001). Contagion of aggression in daycare classrooms as a function of peer and teacher responses. Journal of Educational Psychology,

93(4), 708-719.

 Ortiz, C. (2000). Learning to use humor in psychotherapy. The Clinical Supervisor, 19, 191-198.

 Stowe, R.M., Arnold, D. H., & Ortiz, C. (1999). Gender differences in the relation of language development to disruptive behavior and peer relationships in preschoolers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 20(4), 521-536.

 Arnold, D. H., Ortiz, C., Curry, J. C., Stowe, R. M., Goldstein, N. E., Fisher, P. H., Zeljo, A., & Yershova, K. (1999). Promoting academic success and preventing disruptive behavior disorders through community partnership. Journal of Community Psychology, 27(5), 589-598.

 Arnold, D. H., Homrok, S., Ortiz, C., & Stowe, R. M. (1999). Direct observation of peer rejection and its causal relationship with externalizing behavior problems. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 14(2),

183-196.

Arnold, D. H., Griffith, J. G., Ortiz, C., & Stowe, R. M. (1998). Daycare interactions and teacher perceptions as a function of teacher and child ethnic group. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2, 143-154.

 Book Chapters

 Ortiz, C. & Stratis, A. (2015). Pediatric elimination disorders. In E. Levine, R. Flanagan, & K. Allen (Eds.), A practical guide to CBT in the schools (pp. 199 - 218). New York: Springer.

 Ortiz, C. (2014). Cracking open the closet door. In Brewster, M. E. (Ed.), Atheists in America (pp. 202-206). New York: Columbia University Press.

 

Lectures and Presentations

Recent Peer Reviewed Professional Presentations

 Ortiz, C. (2020, November). (Chair), Helicopter parenting: Implications for cognitive-behavioral interventions across the developmental spectrum. Participants: Albano, A., Gallagher, R., Skenazy, L., Novick, D., & Stearns, M. Panel discussion to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia.

 Kupferberg, R., Avny, S., Dorse, J., & Ortiz, C. (accepted). Intensive Group Behavioral Treatment for Older Youth with Selective Mutism: A Preliminary Open Trial. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.  

 Hirshhorn, E. & Ortiz, C., (accepted). Factors Associated with Parent Acceptability of Medical Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Encopresis. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.  

 Samet, D. & Ortiz, C., (accepted). An Examination of the Effect of Color-Coding on the Comprehension and Retention of Social Skills in an Orthodox Jewish Sample of 9-14-year-old Girls. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.  

 Ortiz, C., Vidair, H., Acri, M., Chacko, A., Kobak, K., Caldari, A., & Sanchez, K. (2019, November). Preliminary Outcomes for an Online Parent-Training Course with Live Supervision for Practitioners. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.  

 Ortiz, C., Hawes, D. J., Lorber, M., Lazer, S., & Brotman, L. M. (2019, November). Are callous-unemotional traits associated with differential response to reward versus punishment components of parent-training? A randomized trial. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

 Scullington, D., Ortiz, C. (2019, November). An Evaluation of a Smartphone App for Contingency Management Procedures with Children. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.

 Meeter, J. & Ortiz, C. (2018, November). Examining parent attitudes, competencies, and preferences for reinforcement- and punishment-based skills in a behavioral parent training program. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

 Meeter, J. & Ortiz, C. (2018, November). The effects of topic sequencing on engagement, attrition, and satisfaction in a behavioral parent training program. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

 Rizvi, S., & Ortiz, C. (2017, November). The role of acculturation and religiosity in Pakistani-American parenting styles. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

 Ortiz, C. (2016, October). (Chair), Behavioral Parent Training Trailblazers: BPT Origin Stories and Future Directions for the next 20 years. Participants: Forgatch, M., McMahon, R., Eyberg, S., & Sanders, M. Panel discussion presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City.

Ortiz, C. (2015, November). Are culturally adapted behavioral parent-training interventions more effective for targeted groups than are the original intervention they are based on? In C. Ortiz (Chair), Four Pleasing ideas in Behavioral Parent Training: Are they true? Participants: Ortiz, C., Cavell, T., Del Vecchio, T., & Reitman, D. Panel discussion presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and

Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

 Myers, E. & Ortiz, C. (2015). Does extinction treatment for bedtime resistance compromise children’s attachment? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

 Ortiz, C. (2014, November). Parental preference for two different time out escape contingencies. In C. Ortiz & K. Kunkle (Chairs), Recent theoretical and empirical developments in the effective use of time out. Participants: McNeil, C., Warzak, W. J., Ortiz, C., Kunkle, K., Forcino, S., Jensen, S., & Reitman, D. Panel discussion

presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

 Gottesman, B. & Ortiz, C. (2014, November). “Train up a child in the way he or she should go”: Parent attitudes toward attending parent-training interventions in houses of worship. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

 Renz, J. A., Vidair, H. B., Hirsch, D. A., Ortiz, C. (2014, November). Excessive exercise, depression, anxiety, and dietary restraint in eating disorders: A multidisciplinary problem in an adolescent sample. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Honors/Awards

National Institutes of Health, 2017-2019 Co-Investigator. New Technologies for Therapist Training and Patient Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training (R43)." ($556,000).

Long Island University Intramural Peer Reviewed Research Grant, 2016-2019, Principal Investigator. “Development and Validation of a Scale of Parent-Child Technoconflict.” ($2.500).

Long Island University Intramural Peer Reviewed Research Grant, 2015-2018, Principal Investigator. “Development and Validation of a Scale Measuring Relationship Patterns in Twins.” ($2.480).

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