Treatment Models for Tourette’s, Tics, and Other Motor Disorders (2 Hours)

Treatment Models for Tourette’s, Tics, and Other Motor Disorders

(2 CEU Hours)

Course Description:

Neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically motor disorders, are often complex and impact the individual in a multitude of domains ranging from physiological pain, social functioning, and a lower quality of life.  Frequently individuals with motor disorders experience comorbidity with other mental health conditions that results in a more severe impairment for the person. This advanced level course explores the efficacy of two treatment modalities for children and adolescents diagnosed with motor disorders.

Course Author:  Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

Course Text:

Dutta, N., & Cavanna, A. E. (2013). The effectiveness of habit reversal therapy in the treatment of Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders: a systematic review . Functional Neurology, 28(1), 7 – 12 .

Leclerc, J. B., O’Connor, K. P., J.-Nolin, G., Valois, P., & Lavoie, M. E. (2016). The Effect of a New Therapy for Children with Tics Targeting Underlying Cognitive, Behavioral, and Physiological Processes. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, 135. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00135

Course Objectives:

Through the completion of this course, learners will gain awareness of Motor Disorders and efficacy of two treatment modalities for working with children and adolescents with motor disorders:

  1. Define and describe the symptomology of Tourette’s and other motor disorders.
  2. Identify the various behavioral, cognitive psychophysiological, and pharmacological treatments often utilized for motor disorders.
  3. Examine presented studies outcomes on efficacy of two treatment modalities for motor disorders.
  4. Explore the clinical and research applications of discussed treatment modalities.

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This course was developed from the document: Dutta, N., & Cavanna, A. E. (2013). The effectiveness of habit reversal therapy in the treatment of Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders: a systematic review . Functional Neurology, 28(1), 7 – 12 . Leclerc, J. B., O’Connor, K. P., J.-Nolin, G., Valois, P., & Lavoie, M. E. (2016). The Effect of a New Therapy for Children with Tics Targeting Underlying Cognitive, Behavioral, and Physiological Processes. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, 135. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00135  used under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://goo.gl/9lws9e).