Competing response training involves two components of the habit-reversal procedure: awareness training and competing response practice. In one or a small number of outpatient treatment sessions, the client learns to become aware of each occurrence of the habit behavior and to use a competing response contingent on the habit behavior. Competing response training, similar to habit reversal, has been shown to be a successful treatment for a variety of tics, nervous habits, and stuttering in children and adults.
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