Why do we need to know more about Hoarding?
In the U.S., 1 out of every 13 individuals age 65 years or older has suffered from diagnosable Hoarding Disorder at some point in their life time. Most of these individuals report noticeable hoarding behaviors during childhood, and worse hoarding conditions starting in early adulthood. This debilitating mental health disorder was first identified in 2013. There has been growing knowledge and public awareness about hoarding. However, misunderstanding is still common even among professionals working directly or indirectly with those with hoarding challenges. We need to keep our professional skills and knowledge up-to-date to better serve people we care for!
- One-on-one and group consultation to clinicians working with clients with hoarding challenges, or wish to develop the specialty
- Continue education trainings on introduction of Hoarding Disorder
- Day-long workshops on the application of Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Hoarding
- Agencies encountering individuals with hoarding issues such as assisted living facilities, housing agencies, and fire departments
- Professional organizers and coaches, who wish to develop expertise and specialized skills to better work with their clients with hoarding issues
- Whose well being is affected by their loved one’s hoarding challenges
- Who wish to improve communication about hoarding with their loved ones who suffer with the challenge
- Who wish to support their loved ones addressing hoarding issues and need professional guidance to do so