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Digital Seminar

Tics and Tourette's Syndrome Treatment: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) in Youth and Adults

Caleb Lack, PhD
Approx. 6 Hours
Jul 23, 2024
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Surges in tic-like behaviors are leaving record numbers of clients underserved.

And if you work with clients with ADHD, anxiety, or OCD without specific training in tics and Tourette’s…

…the fear of misdiagnosis, worsening symptoms, and less effective treatment is a real concern.

That’s where Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) comes in.

Backed by solid research and recommended by the American Academy of Neurology, CBIT is a source of hope for these clients, giving them a toolkit to significantly reduce the severity and frequency of their tic symptoms in as few as 8 sessions.

And now in this training you can learn to use CBIT in your practice so you can meet the growing demand for this specialized care.

You’ll watch expert Dr. Caleb Lack as he takes you through each step of this structured evidence-based technique, from conducting comprehensive assessments to using the specific interventions clients need to manage their tics and reclaim their lives.

You’ll finish this training ready to work with clients with vocal tics or motor tics, with a plan to help them modify the external factors that make their tics worse, redirect oncoming tics into competing behaviors, and reduce “in the moment” tic symptoms with specific strategies.

This is your chance to add a proven treatment to your practice and help clients improve their lives!

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Caleb Lack, PhD's Profile

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Caleb W. Lack, PhD, is a professor of psychology and the counseling psychology MA program coordinator at the University of Central Oklahoma.

A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lack specializes in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, such as chronic tics, Tourette’s Syndrome, trichotillomania, and excoriation. He is regularly consulted for and interviewed by national, and international media outlets, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and more.

Dr. Lack is also a best-selling author or editor of eight books on topics from OCD to critical thinking and pseudoscience to racism and sexism in early psychology. He has authored more than 65 scientific publications relating to the assessment and treatment of psychological problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, pediatric mood disorders, and posttraumatic stress. An internationally sought-after clinical trainer and consultant, Dr. Lack has conducted workshops for clinicians across North and South America, Europe, and east Asia.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Caleb Lack maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the University of Central Oklahoma. He receives compensation as a consultant and trainer for BrainsWay. Caleb Lack receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Caleb Lack is an Ad hoc reviewer and editor for several peer review journals, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.


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  1. Identify the likely causes and etiology of chronic tics, especially the neurobehavioral model.
  2. Use current best practice guidelines recommended for treatment of chronic tic disorders.
  3. Determine tic severity and type to manage tic symptoms.
  4. Conduct a functional behavioral assessment for tics.
  5. Utilize the three core aspects of Habit Reversal Training to improve function.
  6. Determine functional interventions to help reduce the stress that increases tics.


Chronic Tic Characteristics and Origins

  • DSM-5-TR™ diagnostic categories
  • Types of tics – motor and vocal
  • Comorbidity with ADHD, anxiety, and other conditions
  • Impact of tics on daily life
  • Biological and social contributors
  • Neurobehavioral model of tics

Best Practices and Evidence-Based Treatments

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Behavioral interventions and CBIT
  • Who is CBIT right for?
  • Research, risks, and limitations for CBIT

How to Conduct Comprehensive Assessments in Clients of All Ages

  • What to look for in background and history
  • Comorbidity and adaptive functioning
  • Tools for identifying tic severity
  • Measuring premonitory urges

Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention (CBIT) for Tics: A Step-by-Step Guide to Assessment and Treatment

The Clinician’s Guide to Psychoeducation for Kids, Adults, and Families

  • Causes, prevalence, and more - understanding through active exploration
  • Common comorbidities
  • Provide actionable insights into psychosocial impairments
  • How to share education with peers, teachers, and relatives

Functional intervention: How to Modify Factors that Make Tics Worse

  • Address external factors
  • Target antecedents (internal and external) and consequences
  • How to conduct a function-based assessment (FBA)
  • Select function-based interventions (FBI) after FBA

Habit Reversal Training (HRT): Overcome the Urge

  • Internal factors that may be maintaining tics
  • Awareness training and identifying when a tic will occur
  • Competing response training
  • Social support
  • Use a reward system to help drive extrinsic motivation

Relaxation Training: Supplemental Strategies to Reduce Tic Symptoms

  • When tic-prone situations are not easily modifiable
  • Scripts and exercises to teach clients relaxation skills
  • How to plan for scheduled breaks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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