Barriers to Dissemination: Exploring the Criticisms of Behavior Therapy for Tics
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2007
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 279–282, September 2007
How to Cite
Woods, D. W., Conelea, C. A. and Walther, M. R. (2007), Barriers to Dissemination: Exploring the Criticisms of Behavior Therapy for Tics. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 14: 279–282. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2007.00088.x
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2007
- Received November 1, 2006; revised November 6, 2006; accepted November 7, 2006.
- behavior therapy;
- symptom substitution;
- tic suppression;
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.