Tara Lipps, MSN, APRN, CNP, began working in the Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic within the Division of Neurology in 2001. She worked as a clinical nurse and research nurse for three years until transitioning to the role of nurse practitioner in 2004. She has helped to further develop the role of the nurse practitioner in a multi-disciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic and Tourette's Syndrome Clinic, presented on pediatric movement disorders and Tourette's Syndrome nationally and internationally, and has been involved as a sub-investigator on multiple clinical research studies on Tourette's Syndrome.
Tara has additional training in CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics) as a clinical nurse practitioner (not as a psychologist or therapist)and is able to provide CBIT training to patients seen in the Tourette's Syndrome Clinic.
In addition, Tara spends part of her time working as a nurse practitioner in general neurology clinic seeing and treating patients with a variety of complex neurological conditions (since 2005).