CBIT Training for Practitioners
Tested in two parallel multi-site randomized clinical trials, the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) procedures combine elements of habit reversal training with psycho-education and function-based behavioral interventions. The results of the child study were published in 2010 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and showed that 52.5% of the children who received CBIT showed significant symptom improvement compared to 18.5% receiving the control treatment. The adult study was published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry in 2012. In this study, 38% of those receiving CBIT showed significant improvement, compared to just 7% who did not receive CBIT treatment. In both studies improvement was sustained for at least 6 months after the end of the study.
Who can benefit from learning CBIT?
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.