A Self-Study Option for Social Workers

By Ellie Jarvie

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Did you know that 1 in 100 school-aged children have Tourette Syndrome or a Tic Disorder and 50% are not diagnosed? Also, over 60 % of adults still experience symptoms of Tourette Syndrome into adulthood. No longer considered a rare disorder, or restricted to children, Tourette Syndrome is a condition social workers and associated professions need to understand.

To meet continuing education needs, there is now a self-study option to learn about Tourette Syndrome. The Tourette Association of America-Wisconsin Chapter in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers-Wisconsin Chapter is pleased to announce four new self-study courses available online:

  • The Frontage Road to Mars Presented by Marleen Sundgaard, NASA
  • Up to Me: A Decision Making Framework for Making Choices About Sharing our Challenges and Resilience – Presented by: Sarah Reed, PhD, Honest Open, Proud Lead, Rogers InHealth
  • Treatment of Tic Disorders and Other Repetitive Behaviors Presented by: John T. Walkup, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Habit Reversal for Children with Tic Disorders Presented by: Douglas Woods, PhD, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Psychology, Marquette University

Please click here to access the audio courses and here to see a PDF of the PowerPoint Slides.