Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

The resources below contain training information and manuals about cognitive behavioural intervention for tics.

Tourette Association of America

CBIT Training for Practitioners

The Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) procedures combine elements of habit reversal training (HRT) with psycho-education and function-based behavioral interventions. CBIT is most appropriate for practitioners with behavioral and clinical expertise, including physicians, psychologists, behavioral therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and other allied health professionals.

Two Options for CBIT Training for Practitioners

The Tourette Association of America offers two options for practitioners to explore CBIT: No-Cost CBIT Overview Workshops and Tourette Syndrome Behavior Training Institutes (TS-BTIs)

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Book: Managing Tourette Syndrome

Managing Tourette Syndrome

Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behavioral Intervention for Children and Adults Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) by Douglas W Woods

This manual represents the most scientifically effective behavioral treatment for Tourette Syndrome available. The treatment program uses Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for children and adults with chronic tic disorder. Individual treatment is based at its core on awareness training, the development of a specific competing response for each tic, and the use of functionally-based strategies. Each week, clients are given homework assignments which are available in the companion book.