Nix Your Tics
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you are a new visitor, diagnosed with a difference, please read this introduction
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special introduction letter to you.
Nix Your Tics!
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Signing the Guestbook
1998 - 2018
"Comings" full circle. No individual influenced my initial
thinking in this field more than Dr. David E. Comings.
It was a thrill to present with him (November, 2003)
"Nix Your Tics!" Appearances
***unfortunately, due to ongoing significant health issues, Dr. McKinlay's ability to conduct presentations has been indefinitely suspended***
Up to one in five kids will experience a tic symptom at some point in their development. Presentations are geared towards the evidence-based tic management treatment contained within "Dr. Dunc's" book, which describes the new first-line intervention for tic disorders (now strongly recommended by Canadian Treatment Guidelines). It is a technique which is non-pharmacological, can be tailored to target specific symptoms, and can be readily applied in multiple settings (e.g. home, classroom, residential). Presentations are designed to help audience members understand tic management: by walking attendees through the implementation of this treatment, diagnosed individuals can learn how to utilize tic management for their own symptoms and/or habits while others are taught more about tic disorders and how to support those attempting treatment.
Upon request, Dr. Dunc can also present his personal story and an 'insider' perspective on "Living in Disorder" as an individual diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and associated neurodevelopmental disorders.
A final topic available is how to combat mental health stigma within the classroom via evidence-based in-servicing techniques.
the book, "Nix Your Tics!" was written by Dr. McKinlay in a private capacity and does not represent the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, or the Government of Ontario.
for this reason, "Nix Your Tics!" presentations must be arranged by contacting Dr. McKinlay directly (email@example.com) and not via the Brake Shop clinic
"Brake Shop" Educational Opportunities
All activities related to "Life's A Twitch!" and/or "Life's A Twitch! Publishing" are conducted by B. Duncan McKinlay, Ph.D., C.Psych. in a private capacity and do not represent the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, or the Government of Ontario. All activities related to "CPRI" and/or "The Brake Shop" are conducted by B. Duncan McKinlay, Ph.D., C.Psych. in a public capacity as an Ontario Ministry employee.
In writing 'Nix Your Tics!', Dr. McKinlay is acting strictly in a private capacity and not as an Ontario public servant. Hence, promotion and sale of this book will not occur during Dr. McKinlay's "Brake Shop" conference appearances and presentations.