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Live Seminar – Understanding and Working with Tourette Syndrome: Moving Beyond Behavioural Interventions

18 June, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST




‘Understanding and Working with Tourette Syndrome:

Moving Beyond Behavioural Interventions’

Dr Amanda Maxwell

Clinical Psychologist

BA., MA Ed & Dev., D. Clin Psych., PG Dip Paed Neuro

About this seminar: Tics are common in childhood, affecting around 20% of young people. Tics that persist longer than a year are less common, but still affect 1-3%, of people and are referred to as ‘Tourette Syndrome’ and ‘Chronic Tic Disorders’. Ninety percent of young people with Tourette Syndrome have a comorbid mental health or neurodevelopmental disorder, with ADHD and OCD being the most common. Behavioural therapy is considered first line of treatment for Tic Disorders yet many young people struggle to access therapy due to lack of clinicians with expertise in this area or confidence in working with this population. This seminar will review current research and theory relating to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Tic Disorders. It will discuss evidence-based behavioural interventions and explore additional cognitive models and techniques that can be useful when working with tic presentations. The seminar will also discuss clinical characteristics of tic attacks and atypical tics/functional tic presentations and therapeutic models that can be useful in understanding and working with these presentations. In-depth case studies and videos will be used to illustrate the different presentations and clinical management

About the presenter: Dr Amanda Maxwell is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and families for over 18 years. She has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. Amanda has a special interest in working with young people with Tourette Syndrome and other movement disorders. She worked in a specialist Tic and Neurodevelopmental Movements (TANDeM) Service at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, London before moving to Australia in 2018 where she works in private practice. She has presented on movement disorders at international conferences and provides training on Tourette Syndrome to schools and health professionals.


Event Details

When:  Friday 18th June 2021
Time: 10am to 1pm
Where: Aerial UTS Function Centre – Wattle Room
Level 7 235 Jones Street Ultimo (UTS Building 10)
Cost: $55 ($33 for full-time students) plus $0.30 booking fee
Registration: http://www.trybooking.com/BRFTW

Registration closes: Thursday 10th June 2021

Cancellation policy: 

Further Info:

No refunds, but attendee substitutions are allowed.

Brian O’Grady
Tel: 0412 220 145
Email: brian.ogrady@mq.edu.au


18 June, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST


Brian O’Grady
0412 220 145


Aerial UTS Function Centre – Wattle Room
Level 7, 235 Jones Street Ultimo (UTS Building 10)
Sydney, NSW 2007 Australia
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