The Psychological Society of Ireland



The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.


Tic Disorders and Tourette syndrome: from assessment to intervention

The event will provide an overview of assessment, diagnosis, formulation and intervention for clinicians working with or having an interest in working with individuals with tic disorders. The event will provide and overview and then detailed training on how to deliver behavioural intervention and importantly how to enable individual to ‘live with’ tic disorders. The speaker will highlight evidence-based intervention and highlight recent innovations in the area.

Time and date: 09.30 to 16:30, Saturday, 1st April 2017
Venue: PSI Offices, Floor 2, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8
4 CPD points

 PSI Member €55, Non PSI Member €80

Who is it for?

Psychologists, occupational therapists, GPs, Paediatricians, neurologist, cognitive behavioural therapists- clinicians working with individual with tic disorders (adult and child)

What will I learn?

  • Learn more about the natural history of tic disorder 
  • How to assess and guide intervention
  • How to assess for co-occurring conditions 
The presenter will orient the audience to assessment tools and provide a range of accessible and evidence-based information


What will be the impact of my learning?
  • Gain knowledge in the area
  • Understand diagnostic instruments well
  • Improve formulation and differential diagnosis of tic disorders
  • Understand evidence-based and non-supported intervention
  • Hopefully participants will be able to offer a more informed and better service to their employer and their patients.


Dr Tara Murphy is a Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist who co-leads the national specialist Tic disorder clinic at great ormond street hospital NHS Trust in London, UK. Dr Murphy has co-authored the European guidelines for assessment and psychological interventions for children with Tourette syndrome and was a member of a committee commissioned by the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to develop guidelines on Tourette syndrome. She has recently co-authored a book on tic disorders for parents and professionals. Dr Murphy has special interest in teaching, delivering and supervising behavioural therapy and group therapy to children with chronic tic disorders and Tourette syndrome. She works closely with charitable organisations such as Tourette Action and is an active member of the European Society for the study of Tourette syndrome.

Tara has extensive experience of giving lectures and running workshops internationally on tic disorders during the past 10 years. She supervises and trains psychologists and other professionals in the delivery of behavioural treatment for tic disorders. Tara recently delivered a workshop in Belfast in June 2016 in association with Tourette Action UK.

Contact person for enquires: Peadar



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