Behaviour Therapy for Tourette Syndrome – 1 July 2016
In addition to the Workshop being held at Macquarie University below, The Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia Inc, the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry SW Sydney Autism CRC UNSW invite you to attend a one-off special presentation in the evening 1 July 2016.
Download the flyer for full details. Entry is free to the evening workshop.
Workshop on Understanding and Treating Tourette Syndrome
Featuring: Professor Douglas Woods
When: 1 July 2016, 8:30am–4pm
Where: Macquarie University, Sydney NSW
Cost: $330 inc gst (at time of print)
For more details and to register: https://openmq.com.au/course/CEH017
Very few clinicians have been trained in evidence-based treatments for Tourette Syndrome (TS) and tic disorders. Recently, two parallel randomised clinical trials investigating the efficacy of behaviour therapy in managing the symptoms of TS in children and adults were conducted in the USA, with sound results.
This is your opportunity to learn about Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT) from Professor Douglas Woods, from Marquette University, USA. Professor Woods will employ various instructional technologies, didactic instructions, videotaped samples of actual treatment, and role-play demonstrations to teach you this evidence based therapy.
Dr Woods has authored or co-authored over 200 papers or chapters, and has authored or co-authored 9 books on Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and other repetitive behaviour problems. He serves as co-chair of the Tourette Syndrome Association’s Medical Advisory Board and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center in the USA.
About the Workshop
In this workshop, the presenter will describe CBIT and other relevant interventions used in the treatment of children and adults with TS.
Who should attend?
Individuals participating in this workshop should be health or mental health practitioners licensed or certified to practice.
Attendees will learn about the:
• diagnostic complexities associated with tic disorders,
• underlying theory for behavioural intervention
• data supporting the model, and
• data on the efficacy of the treatment
Various instructional technologies will be employed including didactic instructions, videotaped samples of actual treatment, and role-play demonstrations.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
recognise tic disorders and understand their key phenomenological features;
identify the core elements of behaviour therapy for tic disorders
reference the evidence base supporting the efficacy of behaviour therapy for tic disorders.