Gabriela Ortiz, MS, LCAT, MT-BC
   
 

Title
Creative Arts Therapy Coordinator

Email
gabriela.ortiz@mountsinai.org

Phone
212.241.6797

Fax
212.427.3049

Bio
Gabriela Ortiz, MS, LCAT, MT-BC, is a Nordoff-Robbins trained music therapist and licensed creative arts therapist focusing in work with infants, children, adolescents and families who present with a broad range of life-threatening medical, traumatic, and surgical conditions. Gabriela facilitates individual, group and family-centered music therapy services to both inpatient and outpatient settings using a range of techniques that include both receptive and interactive uses of music and sound. Gabriela also actively serves as a clinical music therapy researcher, designing quantitative and mixed methods research studies in the Pediatric medical setting. Gabriela is also a doctoral student in music therapy at Temple University. Gabriela continues to present at national and international conferences on music-centered music therapy. 

Credentials
PhD: 
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, currently enrolled
MS: 
Master of Science in Music Therapy- Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
BM: Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy- Mansfield University, Mansfield PA

Certification:
Vocal Psychotherapy Training, Fall 2017-ongoing
Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), 2015
Post-Graduate Certification in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy August 2012
Board-Certified Music Therapist with the Certification, Board for Music Therapists, Inc., 2008

Professional Organization Memberships
American Music Therapy Association

Special Interests
Music-centered music therapy, improvisation, & multi-cultural music therapy

Presentations
Effects of an Integrative Environmental Music Therapy Program on the Perception of Noise in the ICU Settings: Patient, Caregiver and Physican/Nurse Considerations. NYU Langone, 2017, New York, NY.

Preparation, Integration and Instrumentation: Child Life and Music Therapy Research in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Association for Child Life Professionals, 2017, Las Vegas, NV.   

Patient-Centered Pediatric Pain Management in a Family-Centered Culture of Care. The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. Pain: Cellular to Social Implications for Music Therapy and Medicine, 2017, New York, NY

Preparation, Integration and Instrumentation: Child Life and Music Therapy Research in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Child Life of Greater New York, 2016, New York, NY.

Moving Beyond Distraction: Music Therapy as Procedural Support: Panel Discussion. National Conference of The American Music Therapy Association, 2015, Kansas City, MO.

Music Therapy as Procedural Support with Pediatric Patients. Expressive Arts Therapy Summit, 2015, New York, NY.

Parallel Process in Music Therapy Supervision. World Congress of Music Therapy, 2014, Krems, Austria.

The Individual Music-Centered Assessment (IMCAP-ND) in Self-Assessment. World Congress of Music Therapy, 2014, Krems, Austria.

Music Making to Regulate and Facilitate Engagement and Communication. Molloy College, 2013, Rockville Centre, NY.

A Music-Centered Micro-analysis of the Therapist in the Clinical Setting. Considering Musical Dimensions in Relationship-Based Work: New Directions in Music Therapy Treatment Planning, 2013, Rockville Centre, NY.

The Clinical Use of Story Songs: CMTE. Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of The American Music Therapy Association, 2012, Baltimore, MD.

The Therapist’s Ability to Relate, Engage and Communicate Using the IMCAP-ND. National Conference of The American Music Therapy Association, 2011, Atlanta, GA.

Story Songs: Examining Nordoff-Robbins Music. Mid-Atlantic Passages Conference of The American Music Therapy Association, 2011, Rockville Centre, NY.

The Therapist’s Ability to Relate, Engage, and Communicate Using the IMCAP-ND. Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of The American Music Therapy Association, 2011, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Parallel Process Between a Primary and Co-Therapists Work with a Child with Autism. Mid-Atlantic Passages Conference of The American Music Therapy Association, 2010, Slippery Rock, PA.

Publications
Ortiz, G., O'Connor, T., Carey, J., Vella, A., Paul, A., Rode, D., Weinberg, A. Impact of a child life and music therapy procedural support intervention on parental perception of their child's distress during intravenous placement. Pediatric Emergency Care