PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Kile Ortigo, PhD
Kile Ortigo, PhD
Clinical Psychologist (Program Director, webSTAIR)
Dissemination and Training Division
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- Emory University, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2012
- Emory University, Clinical Psychology, MA, 2007
- University of Arkansas, Honors College, BA, 2006
Expertise and Interests
- Personality constructs, conceptualization, and change in adulthood
- Lifespan developmental models and adult attachment
- Use of technology in reaching and helping treat individuals with PTSD (e.g., mobile apps, websites, etc.) - currently leading efforts to implement webSTAIR in the VA system
- Training in competency for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations
- Implementation and dissemination efforts of best practices and promising new treatments for PTSD
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Psychological Association
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Awards and Honors
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Early Career Psychologist Award, 2014
- Emory University, Heilbrun Award for Outstanding Published Research, 2010
McCaslin, S., Ortigo, K. M., Simon, E., & Ruzek, J. (in press). Understanding and treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans. In N. Roberts (Ed.), Handbook of Veterans Mental Health.
Kauth, M. R., Shipherd, J. C., Barrera, T. L., Ortigo, K. M., & Jones, K. R. (2016). Trainees' perceptions of the Veterans Health Administration interprofessional psychology fellowships in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 10, 361-368.
Ortigo, K. M., & Weiss, B. (2016). Silence harms: Professional training issues in the clinical assessment of sexuality and gender. Invited book chapter in V. Brabender & J. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender, sex, & psychological assessment (pp. 605-626). New York, NY: Routledge.
Ortigo, K. M., Westen, D., DeFife, J., & Bradley, B. (2013). Attachment, social cognition, and posttraumatic stress symptoms in a traumatized, urban population: Evidence for the mediating role of object relations. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 361-368.
Ortigo, K. M., Bradley, B., & Westen, D. (2009). Personality subtypes of suicidal adults. The Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 197, 687-694.
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