The Tourette Association of America is currently scheduling FREE introductory workshops exploring Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) through its partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What is CBIT?
CBIT is a behavioral approach for managing Tourette Syndrome (TS) and other Tic Disorders (TD). CBIT is a non-medicated treatment consisting of three important components:
- a) Training the patient to be more aware of his or her tics and the urge to tic.
- b) Training patients to do a competing behavior when they feel the urge to tic.
- c) Making changes to day to day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.
CBIT has been tested in two parallel multi-site randomized clinical trials. The results showed CBIT to be an effective method to reduce the severity and frequency of tics in children and adults.
Who Should Attend a Workshop?
Workshops benefit practitioners with behavioral and clinical experience, physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and other allied professionals.
What do the Workshops Entail?
- CBIT workshops are given by one of the TAA’s Medical or Scientific Advisory Board members. The programs offer an overview of the CBIT protocol and current research
supporting this treatment.
- Programs are 3 to 4 hours in length and provide attendees with a free copy of the Oxford University Press CBIT treatment manual, as well as additional educational
- Participants have the opportunity to be added to the Tourette Association’s physician or
allied health professional referral list.