Thursday, July 30 • 9:00am - 6:00pm
Pre-Conference Training Session: It Takes a Village — A Community Response to Hoarding

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  • $125 additional fee. IOCDF Student/Trainee Members are also invited to attend for a reduced rate of $75. 
  • 7.5 CE Hours for qualified mental health professionals (click here for more info).   

This day-long workshop will offer a comprehensive overview of hoarding that will address the learning needs of the wide variety of professionals who work with the disorder, including clinicians, home-based workers, coaches, first responders, social service agencies, housing agencies, and peer response teams. The workshop is broken into two sessions, with a lunch break and afternoon coffee break.

9:00am-12:00pm    Part 1: HOARDING DISORDER OVERVIEW by Gail Steketee, PhD, LICSW, & Randy Frost, PhD

This session will contain information on prevalence, etiology, course, manifestations, motivation/insight, diagnostic criteria, and current and emerging research on hoarding disorder. 

12:00pm–1:00PM   Lunch Break

1:00pm-6:00pm   PART 2: COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTIONS by Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, LICSW, & Lee Shuer, CPS

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about and practice key skills in hoarding intervention. Attendees will break out into groups based on their backgrounds and disciplines, and learn how a community response to hoarding can help all individuals affected by hoarding disorder, including families and friends. Examples of intervention methods include sorting/discarding, non-acquiring, harm reduction, room mapping, and maintaining systems that can be used with clients. Peer responders will learn how to start and run their own Unburied From Treasures support group (peer responders are asked to bring 3 items to attempt to discard during the role plays and 1 special item that you will not be asked to discard). Afternoon session includes one 0.5 hour coffee break.

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Lee Shuer, CPS

Founder, Mutual Support Consulting
Lee Shuer is Co-founder of Mutual Support Consulting. He is an internationally recognized speaker, advocate, and trainer, focusing on peer support and empowerment for people living with mental health challenges. He has made dozens of speaking and training appearances across the... Read More →

Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, LICSW

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Christiana Bratiotis, Ph.D., LICSW is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University in the interdisciplinary Social Work and Sociology program. During a Post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University School of... Read More →
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Gail Steketee, PhD, LICSW

Dean, Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Dr. Gail Steketee is Dean and Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work. She received her MSW and PhD from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work. Her scholarly work has focused on developing and testing treatments for obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, especially... Read More →
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Randy Frost, PhD

Dr. Randy O. Frost is the Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He has published widely on hoarding and related phenomena. He has co-authored several books on hoarding including Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide; Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive... Read More →

Thursday July 30, 2015 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
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