Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics & Tourette Syndrome (Live Online)

Monday, May 17, 2021
- Tuesday, May 18, 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention for Tics (CBIT) is the only evidence based non-pharmacological intervention for tic disorders and is the first line treatment for most tic presentations.

Although the intervention has been demonstrated to be highly effective, few patients in Australia have access to or receive this intervention. In fact, the experience of many families is that of engaging with multiple different health professionals with little to no functional improvement in their tics.

It has been suggested that a lack of training opportunities for clinicians to develop their skills in CBIT as well as a lack of knowledge about its effectiveness amongst primary health providers are contributing factors to this lack of access.

The Talbot Centre is pleased to announce that we are offering our consistently sold out 2-Day Comprehensive Practical Training in CBIT for Clinicians ONLINE for the first time. 

100% of prior workshop attendees said that they would recommend this workshop to their colleagues

After completing this workshop participants will have a solid understanding of:

  • The theoretical models that underlie CBIT
  • Assessment and treatment planning considerations – including when not to do CBIT
  • Psychoeducation information from a brain-based perspective
  • The unique experience of and challenges for families of children with tic disorders
  • How to adapt CBIT strategies appropriately for individuals of varying ages
  • Practical applications of behavioural strategies i.e., awareness training, competing response training & functional intervention
  • Strategies for problem solving common difficulties in the implementation of behavioural strategies
  • Guidelines for working with more complex presentations

Approach: This workshop is designed to be focused on practical applications of the theory and will have an active, practice-based approach with strong participant involvement including use of case studies, demonstration of techniques through role plays and small group practice activities and discussion. Pre-reading will also be recommended. Numbers will be capped to ensure that a practical skill-development focus can be maintained.

Target Audience: This workshop will be relevant to clinicians with prior exposure to working within a cognitive behavioural therapy model. It will provide an overview of the basic principles of CBIT whilst also offering clinicians with prior exposure to CBIT the opportunity to refine their skills through practical application and discussion of common difficulties arising in the therapeutic context.

CPD: A certificate will be issued to all attendees to allow 12 CPD hours to be claimed.

Additional Support Options: Participants who have completed this workshop will be eligible to join group supervision sessions focused on clinical support to problem solve implementation of strategies with your clients ongoing. Details about group supervision will be made available to participants during the workshop.

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Venue Information – Online

As this is an online workshop, delivered live, you can complete the workshop from any location where you have access to a computer and a strong internet signal. The workshop will be delivered via Zoom and participants will be sent a url to join the group as well as information on trouble shooting technical issues, prior to workshop commencement. As the workshop has a strong practical focus live attendance is required (i.e., watching the recordings is not a suitable substitute for live attendance).

Times listed are in AEST.

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How to Register

Click on the Register Now button below and complete the online registration form. A member of our administrative team will then contact you to arrange payment to secure your booking. Payment is by credit card or direct deposit.

Due to the workshop structure numbers are limited so early registration is recommended.

*Early Bird Registration is available until 31st March 2021*

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Presenter Bio – Dr Amy Talbot

Dr Amy Talbot is a clinical psychologist with a strong interest and background in working with families and adults to manage their tics more effectively. Amy has worked with families from all over Australia, supporting them in utilising behavioural strategies to improve their quality of life and confidence in managing their tic symptoms. She has trained with Douglas Woods, a world-leading researcher in CBIT and treatment for tics, and teaches at multiple universities about tic disorders and CBIT intervention. In 2018, Dr Talbot was awarded Psychologist of the Year at the Australian Allied Health Awards.

For more information about the presenter, you can read their full bio at: https://thetalbotcentre.com.au/dr-amy-talbot/

Event Location

Online via Zoom

Event Fees

Early Bird (exc. GST)
AUD 545.00
General (exc. GST)
AUD 680.00