The Psychological Treatment of Encopresis in Children
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Psychological Treatment of Encopresis in Children
Camilo Ortiz, Ph.D.
DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2021
TIME: 10:00 AM–12:30 PM
VENUE: LIVE WEBINAR
FEE: $95 (EARLY BIRD UNTIL March 15 $70)
Includes technical support, handouts, and Continuing Education credits
Registration is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis
Encopresis is defined as the elimination of fecal waste in inappropriate places (e.g. clothing) after the age of four. Encopresis often results in tremendous family stress, anxiety, depression, school refusal, bullying, and stigma.
It comes as a surprise to most mental health providers that there is an evidence-based behavioral treatment for encopresis, and even more surprising is that it is highly effective (> 70% significant improvement/resolution of symptoms) and sometimes requires as little as a single session to institute. Yet almost no mental health providers have training in the assessment and treatment of encopresis in children. For mental health professionals who have basic assessment and behavioral intervention skills, the training required to administer MBE is modest. This talk will provide the necessary training so that clinicians can IMMEDIATELY begin treating the majority of clients who present with encopresis. There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:
1) Assess encopretic behaviors in detail to immediately inform intervention
2) Explain the behavioral causes and maintenance of encopresis
3) Explain the physiological mechanisms of encopresis
4) Apply the four-part treatment of encopresis
5) Identify how and when to involve pediatric gastroenterologists in treatment
Meet the Instructor:
Dr. Camilo Ortiz is Co-director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of psychology at Long Island University. He specializes in elimination disorders, parenting, disruptive behavior problems in children, bedtime resistance, 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.
Continuing Education Credit (2) is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
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Recommended reading to prepare for the workshop:
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.
Shepard, J. A., Poler Jr, J. E., & Grabman, J. H. (2017). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for pediatric elimination disorders. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 46(6), 767-797.
Target audience: Mental Health & Associated Professionals, Parents
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
April 20, 2021 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.
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