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Behavioural Therapy Training

Tourettes Action are facilitating subsidised training days for clinicians who would like to continue their professional development by training in behavioural therapy for managing tics.

Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT) is a dynamic therapeutic approach for managing tics.  It comprises the key elements of Psycho-education, Functional Analysis, Habit Reversal Therapy, Social Support and Reward System and Relaxation Training.  

Tourettes Action hold a list of therapists who provide CBIT for people living with Tourette Syndrome, and we would like to continue increasing the pool of professionals who are trained in this treatment to help more people access this effective therapy.

Event information for 2020 coming soon.  Please contact Research Manager if you would like to register your interest for future training events.

The training is run by Dr Tara Murphy and Jolande van de Griendt. The training programme is open to professionals from disciplines such as psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry and neurology; as well as clinicians with experience of delivering behavioural therapy who may benefit from attending the training.

The programme will include training videos, on-site practicing, and take-home treatment manuals, certificate of attendance and CPD points for attendees. Included in the training is the possibility for a bi-monthly online group consultation sessions for one year to help clinical practice. Once trained, attendees can join the Tourettes Action behavioural therapist list of therapists who offer Behavioural Therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of tics & Tourette Syndrome.

Here's what clinicians are saying about the training:

‘I absolutely loved the whole experience of the training. The atmosphere was simply amazing. Having the opportunity to meet other clinicians from varied settings, experiences and insights was highly valuable. The actual PowerPoints was laid out in a way that could be understood and the role plays that followed allowed us to practice the new skills we had learnt in a safe environment. The trainers came around the room and offered feedback to the role plays, which was invaluable. The handouts such as the work books and assessments allowed us as practitioners to understand how we would integrate the training into our therapy sessions’. Glasgow


***We have created a list of psychological therapists in the UK who offer supervision to other therapists providing Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of tics & Tourette Syndrome.  Some of these practitioners work independently and others practice within a multidisciplinary service.  Please note this list is for information purposes only & does not constitute a recommendation. If you are a clinician or therapist and would like a copy of the list – please contact Research Manager, Seonaid Anderson:***