The Clinician's Guide to Treatment and Management of Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

The Clinician's Guide to Treatment and Management of Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

By: Tanya K. Murphy (editor), John Piacentini (editor), Joseph F. McGuire (editor), Eric A. Storch (editor)Paperback

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The Clinician's Guide to Treatment and Management of Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders provides clinicians with cognitive behavioral therapy concepts and skills to manage young patients dealing with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and tic disorders. This book focuses on improving the quality of life, patient resiliency, habit reversal techniques, talking about tics with peers, and overcoming tic-related avoidance. Each chapter looks at the nature and background of common challenges for youth with TS experience, reviews empirically-informed rationale for using specific cognitive-behavioral strategies, discusses the nature and implementation of these strategies, and concludes with a case that illustrates a particular strategy. Medication management is covered in its own chapter, and clinical excerpts are used throughout the book to illustrate key techniques that can be incorporated into immediate practice.

About Author

Dr. McGuire has over 10 years of research and clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of Tourette syndrome (TS), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related conditions in children and adults. He has received research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, Tourette Association, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles related to the assessment and treatment of TS and related conditions. Director of the Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. She is a professor at the University of South Florida with appointments in the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry and is the Vide Chair of Academic Affairs in the USF Department of Pediatrics. She holds the Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Endowed Chair of Developmental Pediatrics. She actively participates in numerous professional organizations and has received numerous grants as a PI and co-PI. She has authored 250 peer-reviewed papers and 30 book chapters. She was co-editor of a book on assessment and treatment of OCD, and directs the Tourette Syndrome Association Center of Excellence Southeastern Consortium site at the USF Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry. Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program at the Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES) at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. He is the found Chair of the Tourette Association of America Behavioral Science Consortium which developed the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). He has authored over 240 publications and book chapters and co-authored or co-edited several books. Dr. Eric Storch is McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair & Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Storch has received multiple grants from federal agencies for his research (i.e., NIH, CDC), is a Fulbright Scholar, and has published over 14 books and over 500 articles and chapters. He specializes in the nature and treatment of childhood and adult obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions, anxiety disorders, and anxiety among youth with autism.


1. Introduction on the utilization of this book for treatment planning 2. Psychoeducation on Tourette Syndrome 3. Habit Reversal Training 4. Medication Management 5. Cognitive Restructuring About Tics 6. Improving Self-esteem 7. Talking about Tics with Peers and Coping in Social Interactions 8. Coping with Tics at School 9. Overcoming Tic Related Avoidance 10. Problem Solving Strategies to Overcome Executive Dysfunction and Common Challenges Associated with Tics 11. Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors 12. Emotion Regulation and Anger Management 13. Mindfulness Skills 14. Family Issues Associated with Tics 15. Promoting Healthy Behaviors 16. Relapse Prevention and Moving Forward

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780128119808
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780128119808
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 0128119802

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