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Fighting Childhood Anxiety with Independence
Anxiety is spiking among kids. How can we fight back? Long Island University Psychology Prof. Camilo Ortiz is studying independence as a tool to make kids more confident. Clinical Psychologist Regine Galanti is author of Anxiety Relief for Teens, and the children’s book When Harley Has Anxiety. Together we’ll discuss how to get kids out of their comfort zones, especially when those zones may have shrunk during COVID. And expect some tips on escaping our own anxious thought patterns, too!


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Dr. Camilo Ortiz
Clinical Psychologist and Professor
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.
Regine Galanti
Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Regine Galanti is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology. She has expertise in OCD, anxiety, and parenting, and specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Specifically, she uses Exposure Therapy to help people face their fears and improve their lives. She is the author of the book Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills & Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety & Stress, and When Harley Has Anxiety: A Fun CBT Skills Activity Book.