TS-BTI (Behavior Therapy Institute/CBIT Training) in Garden City, NY

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Adelphi University

Nursing Department

1 South Avenue

Garden City, New York 11530

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Recognizing the critical shortage of trained behavioral therapists for treating Tourette Syndrome (TS) and tic disorders, the Tourette Association of America Inc. has established the Tourette Syndrome Behavior Therapy Institute (TS-BTI).

Developed by members of the Tourette Association of America Behavioral Science Consortium, the program is designed to help increase the number and availability of therapists trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).

The BTI is open to suitably qualified and licensed health care providers, such as physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, etc.


Douglas W. Woods, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate & Professional Studies
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of the Graduate School, Psychology
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI


Attendance Requirements

To qualify for a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, trainees must attend the entire two-day training program and complete three follow-up phone calls with a designated TS-BTI faculty member. No exceptions will be made to these requirements.

Training Cost

The cost of registration for the TS-BTI is $600 (USD) and is payable upon registration. This fee does not include meals or lodging.


Registration for this program will close on September 28, 2018. At registration, attendees will be asked to sign a Participant Memorandum of Understanding (PMU). Click Here to access the form. Email or Fax completed form to Denise Walker at denise@tourette.org or 718-279-9596. All attendees must send a copy of their license to Denise Walker at denise@tourette.org.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A $100 (USD) processing fee will be charged for cancellations made on or before September 28, 2018. After this date, no refunds whatsoever will be made. To cancel a registration, please submit your request in writing to Denise Walker at denise@tourette.org

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Through didactic presentation, participants will first learn about TS, common comorbidities and the general strategy for treating TS. In addition, the behavioral model on which CBIT is based will be reviewed. The various assessment tools used to gauge treatment progress will be described. In the afternoon, using didactic instruction, video, and live demonstration, participants will learn many of the core components of the CBIT treatment.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Training in Core Treatment Components and Case Conceptualization


At the beginning of the day, participants will learn through didactic presentation, live demonstration and role play with active feedback, how to implement the primary components of habit reversal training (HRT) for various tics. In the afternoon, each participant will be asked to present a patient to the group together with a plan for implementing treatment and assessing improvement. Feedback will be given by other participants and trainers. Finally, common pitfalls in implementing CBIT will be discussed together with solutions for overcoming these potential problems.

Questions / Contact

Denise Walker
T: 718-224-2999
F: 718-279-9596

Email: denise.walker@tourette.org


  • Submit signed Participant Memorandum of Understanding (PMU) to denise.walker@tourette.org or via fax: 718-279-9596

  • Submit copy of your license to denise.walker@tourette.org or via fax: 718-279-9596

  • Payment (see tickets above)

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Nursing Department

1 South Avenue

Garden City, New York 11530

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