Barriers to dissemination: Exploring the criticisms of behavior therapy for Tics

Douglas W. Woods, Christine A. Conelea, Michael R. Walther

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The review by Cook and Blacher (2007) suggests that behavior therapy for tic disorders is indeed efficacious. Given the empirical support for these treatments, researchers should begin to place effort on examining various strategies for treatment dissemination. The current article addresses possible barriers to dissemination, focusing specifically on various concerns that have been raised by many medical and psychological care providers. The validity of these concerns is examined in the context of existing data. In addition, limitations of the current literature and future directions for research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007


  • Behavior therapy
  • Criticisms
  • Rebound
  • Symptom substitution
  • Tic suppression
  • Tourette


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