what to expect from a clinician who treats tic disorders
YOU CAN EXPECT YOUR THERAPIST TO…
Have a practice with a majority of their clients with tic disorders and related conditions.
Have recognized training in and extensive experience utilizing Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) or Habit Reversal (HRT).
Utilize CBIT (or HRT) as one of their primary treatment approaches for tic disorders.
Clearly explain how tics are reinforced and the process of treating them.
Assign work outside of session and expect clients to do the exercises consistently between sessions.
Have active moments in the session, working and assessing the tic behavior.
Coordinate exercises in session so client is “doing” in addition to “talking”.
Include field sessions or home visits when appropriate.
Stay up to date with the latest tic disorder research and be active in the larger tic disorder community.