Behavioural Treatment for Tics (CBIT) for NHS Trust

Behavioural Treatment for Tourette Syndrome for NHS Trusts and Clinicians 

Who we are 

The Tourette syndrome clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a National Specialist Service that cares for children and young people up to the age of 17 years. We have a specialist multi-disciplinary team that works closely with other departments within GOSH and routinely shares the care of children with local services. There is a strong research collaboration between GOSH and the other Tourette syndrome clinics in the UK, and we have an international reputation for clinical research into Treatments for Tourette syndrome.

Specialist Training for NHS Trusts 

Behavioural Treatment for Tics is used as the treatment for children and adults with tics and Tourette Syndrome (TS). We acknowledge that there is a shortage of therapists trained to deliver this treatment for people with tics and TS, and so in order to address this, the Tourette Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital has put together a 2 day package of training for clinicians within NHS Trusts across the country. Attendees of this training course will learn the clinical skills needed to deliver Behavioural Treatment for Tics and will have access to important materials to facilitate treatment. Clinicians will also have access to two online group consultation/supervision sessions to be completed within 6 months of the training.

What the training will provide

- A 2-day training course for professionals from disciplines such as Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech and language therapy, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Neurology.

- The training will be most helpful for those with training and experience of delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and behavioural therapy with children.

- The course will include awareness and training using gold standard assessment measures and theoretical and practical training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Habit Reversal Training (HRT).

- The course contains excellent training videos, live demonstrations with children with tics, take-home treatment manuals and a certificate of attendance.

- Included in the training is the opportunity for two online group consultation sessions where clinicians can bring cases for discussion and reflect on ways to further improve the delivery of treatment. The supervision will need to be completed within 6 months of the training.


CBITS training will be conducted via the Zoom platform. An experienced pair of Psychologists will deliver the course over four 3-hour modules.

Training package includes the 2-day training (12 hours), training manuals and supervision/ consultation support following the course.



- The cost for training:

- is £4500 for 20 clinicians from one Trust - If you are interested in this option, please do enquire at


- £350 per individual

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