Behavioural Therapy for Tics Institute (BTTI)

In 2021 the "Behavioural Therapy for Tics Institute" (BTTI) was launched. The BTTI offers a package of online behavioural therapy training opportunities & events for clinicians & therapists who want to find out more about, and train in, delivering behavioural therapy for tics. All events are on a first-come first-served basis and it is expected that places will fill up quickly.

A variety of events are offered:

Terms & Conditions
Clinicians/Therapists

This is an online training session for professionals from disciplines such as psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry and neurology as well as clinicians with experience of delivering behavioural therapy. This consists of a "live" online training where trainers Dr Tara Murphy and Jolande van de Griendt will give presentations including pre-recorded videos and a live patient demonstration. The training will cover behavioural therapy for children and adults.

If you wish to sign up for behavioural therapy training please submit the following application form before proceeding with payment via Ticket Tailor.

NOTE: Should the training sessions be sold-out, we do encourage you to submit your information via email and sign up for the waiting list /training of you choice. You will also receive updates about future trainings.

Upcoming sessions:
Tue 18th Jan, Tue 25th Jan & Tue 1st Feb 2022, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM on 3 mornings. (BST)
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Price per person:

£350 (or €409.54). Payment by PayPal only.

Available places :
70
*** If you are not registered with one of the professional bodies above and are outside the UK please can you provide proof of registration in your own country. Without it we may not be able to accept you on to the behavioural therapy training – please contact Seonaid@neuro-diverse.org to discuss if this is the case.
Issues to consider before applying for training:
Payment: The only acceptable form of payment is via the Ticket Tailor weblink to pay for a training place. The link to make payment and book your place will be sent to you once your completed application form has been processed. Payment will need to be made in full within 72 hours of accepting a place on the workshop.

Places: There will a limited number of training places available and the cost of the training course is £350 per person. We would recommend you buy a copy of the manual ‘Tics - Therapist Manual & Workbook for Children’, by Cara Verdellen and Jolande Van De Griendt.
For clinical work with adults, a manual which is useful is "Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behaviorial Intervention Adult Workbook" (Treatments That Work): by Douglas W. Woods. Find it here.

Materials: There will be patient videos shown as part of the behavioural therapy training and we may also have a ‘live’ demonstrations of a patient having treatment. We have permission from the patients to show these videos in a training session but we ask you to sign below that you agree to not video record or copy any part of the online training but especially the patient videos or ‘live’ patient session.

Cancellation/Refund Policy A £100 processing fee will be charged for cancellations made on or before two weeks before the training event date. After this date, no refunds will be made. To cancel a registration, please submit your request to Seonaid@neuro-diverse.org. After the training we will ask you to complete a feedback form. A certificate of attendance will be given to attendees who complete all of the training sessions. After the training all attendees will be sent the PowerPoint slides in PDF format.

Please sign below to complete your application request.
Thank you! Your submission has been received! We shall get in touch very soon.
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Tue 27th September, Tue 4th & Tue 11th October 2022, 9:00 AM-1:30 PM on 3 mornings. (BST)
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Price per person:

£350 (or €409.54). Payment by PayPal only.

Available places :
70
*** If you are not registered with one of the professional bodies above and are outside the UK please can you provide proof of registration in your own country. Without it we may not be able to accept you on to the behavioural therapy training – please contact Seonaid@neuro-diverse.org to discuss if this is the case.
Issues to consider before applying for training:
Payment: The only acceptable form of payment is via the Ticket Tailor weblink to pay for a training place. The link to make payment and book your place will be sent to you once your completed application form has been processed. Payment will need to be made in full within 72 hours of accepting a place on the workshop.

Places: There will a limited number of training places available and the cost of the training course is £350 per person. We would recommend you buy a copy of the manual ‘Tics - Therapist Manual & Workbook for Children’, by Cara Verdellen and Jolande Van De Griendt.
For clinical work with adults, a manual which is useful is "Managing Tourette Syndrome: A Behaviorial Intervention Adult Workbook" (Treatments That Work): by Douglas W. Woods. Find it here.

Materials: There will be patient videos shown as part of the behavioural therapy training and we may also have a ‘live’ demonstrations of a patient having treatment. We have permission from the patients to show these videos in a training session but we ask you to sign below that you agree to not video record or copy any part of the online training but especially the patient videos or ‘live’ patient session.

Cancellation/Refund Policy A £100 processing fee will be charged for cancellations made on or before two weeks before the training event date. After this date, no refunds will be made. To cancel a registration, please submit your request to Seonaid@neuro-diverse.org. After the training we will ask you to complete a feedback form. A certificate of attendance will be given to attendees who complete all of the training sessions. After the training all attendees will be sent the PowerPoint slides in PDF format.

Please sign below to complete your application request.
Thank you! Your submission has been received! We shall get in touch very soon.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
If you know of anyone else who is interested in this training please ask them to contact Seonaid Anderson Seonaid@neuro-diverse.org
Teachers/Parents

This webinar is aimed at non-clinicians who would like to find out more about tics and tic disorders like Tourette Syndrome. There will be a general introduction to tics, tic disorders and TS, covering acceptance & understanding, how to talk about tics and explaining to others. We will discuss co-occurring conditions and other issues like mental health.

We will give an overview of behavioural therapy, types of therapy, causes & consequences of tics, relaxation & social support. We will look at some of the common questions and myths about behavioural therapy. There will also be a Q & A session at the end of the webinar.

Upcoming sessions:
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST
sold out!
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Tuesday 1st November 2022, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST
sold out!
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Clinicians/Therapists

For those clinical professionals already trained in behavioural therapy and who have been working with patients with tics. There will be discussion of specific therapeutic interventions, discussion of practical implementation, problem solving, and complex and co-occurring conditions. Clinicians are invited to bring an anonymised case to discuss. TheMasterclass will cover behavioural therapy for children and adults. During theMasterclass all attendees should be aware that the discussions are sensitive and we wish to ensure we maintain anonymity of patients and any sensitive material discussed.

No recording of any session is allowed.

Upcoming sessions:
Tuesday 29th March 2022, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM BST
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Price per person:

£45 (clinical professionals)

Available places :

This Masterclass will focus on “Functional tics and functional behaviours”

Tuesday 7th June 2022, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM BST
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Price per person:

£45 (clinical professionals)

Available places :

Working across the  lifespan

Tuesday 6th December 2022, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM BST
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Price per person:

£45 (clinical professionals)

Available places :

“Co-morbidities, learning disabilities and online treatment”

Therapists/Clinicians

We are pleased to offer a new webinar which is a specialized introduction to behavioural therapy for tics for Occupational Therapists (OT). There is a critical shortage of trained healthcare professionals able to deliver behaviour therapy(BT) for treating Tourette Syndrome (TS) and tic disorders. OT’s are ideally suited to deliver BT as well as adding their specialist skills to help patients with such issues as pain, speech difficulties, sensory issues etc.

This event will cover an introduction to what tics are, how OT’s have a role to play in helping those living with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders as well as using their training in behaviour therapy in their everyday practice with patients.

This event will also include a Q & A discussion where the audience is encouraged to ask questions and discuss issues.

Emily Scholis is an occupational therapist from the United States and Seonaid Anderson is a research psychologist who runs BT training for healthcare professionals via the Behavioural Therapy for Tics Institute (BTTI) by Neuro-Diverse.org

Upcoming sessions:
Monday 23rd May, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM BST
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Clinicians/Therapists

We are pleased to offer regular clinical consultation sessions for practitioners providing therapy with individuals with tics and co-occurring conditions across the lifespan. The aim of the consultation sessions is to support therapists who are new to the area or have experience but are working with complex cases. The consultants will draw on their own extensive clinical experience and draw on their detailed knowledge of the empirical evidence.

The format of the sessions will be 120 minutes in total and offered remotely. There will be a maximum of 10 practitioners invited for each session. An opportunity for 3 practitioners to describe a clinical case and discuss their queries  is available in each session. There will be signposting to relevant materials.  All attendees should be aware that the discussions are sensitive and maintain anonymity and attendees will be asked to sign an agreement confirming this. In addition to case discussion, opportunities will be provided for topics such as service development, research consultation and any other relevant area that attendees would value.

Upcoming sessions:
Available dates for 2022
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Any questions please contact Seonaid@neuro-diverse.org and sign up below for the Neuro-diverse.org newsletter to be kept up to date with these events.