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Hoarding Intervention: Diving In and Digging Out

May 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This daylong conference covers seminal questions related to community approaches to handling hoarding-related situations. Hoarding disorder is a new psychiatric diagnosis that affects around 15 million people in the United States and poses a significant mental health and public safety burden to people across the country. The purpose of the conference is to inform the target audience of these critical issues facing individuals, families, and communities, and present a variety of options for ethical, effective, and sustainable approaches to treatment.

This year’s conference is an excellent opportunity for housing providers, professional organizers, social service providers, and clinicians to learn more about:

  • Hoarding disorder
  • Innovative interventions
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Motivation and Insight
  • Housing inspections and hoarding
  • Improving organizational skills
  • Health concerns & Bed bug safety
  • Organizational skills to address clutter
  • Local providers and resources for individuals and families

Two guest speakers

  • Kimberly Rae Miller, writer and author of the memoir “Cleaning Clean.”
  • Jed Siev, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in OCD and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Continuing Education

# of CE’s: 6.0

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate hoarding disorder as mental health diagnosis from collecting, clutter, and other nuisance behaviors
  • Summarize the problems encountered by individuals families who experience hoarding disorder;
  • Summarize the problems experienced by professionals and communities related to hoarding issues;
  • List effective techniques for handling hoarding situations in personal and professional domains;
  • Understand a clinical approach to hoarding disorder to include motivational interviewing, trauma focused CBT, and exposure therapy;
  • Learn about legal issues and advocacy related to hoarding disorder;
  • Learn about other safety related concerns pertaining to Hoarding Disorder and what to do about them.

Intended Audience

  • Community grassroots Provider agencies
  • Instructional Level: Introductory Level

Completion Requirements
Participants must attend full day of training and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits


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Philadelphia, 19107
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