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Friday, July 7 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Research Update on the Core Features and Risk Factors for Hoarding Disorder

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Identifying and examining core vulnerabilities and markers of hoarding disorder (HD) are critical to enhance understanding of this psychiatric condition and inform treatment and prevention efforts. This research panel will highlight four studies focused on the psychopathology and treatment of hoarding. Investigations of squalor, processes during acquiring and discarding, as well as decision making and emotional tolerance deficits will be presented. Findings will be discussed from a translational perspective, linking etiological and phenomenological research to potential treatment implications.


Kay Jewels

Clinical Research Asst., Neuropsychology, McLean Hospital
Kay Jewels, BA, graduate of Argosy University and life coach for 10 years. Over the past 8 years, using her understanding of neuropsychology and the human condition, has developed an effective approach to helping individuals with HD. The Next Step Program (NSP) is based on an understanding... Read More →

May Luu

May is a second year MA student in the University of British Columbia's clinical psychology program. She completed her BA (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Calgary.  May is currently researching emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of hoarding disorder.
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Kiara Timpano, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Miami
Kiara Timpano, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and is the director of the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO). Her research interests are in understanding risk and vulnerability factors that play a role in the... Read More →

Christiana Bratiotis, PhD

Christiana Bratiotis, Ph.D., LICSW completed her PhD at Boston University in Social Work and Sociology program.  She is Assistant Professor at Portland State University School of Social Work in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Bratiotis provides individual and group specialized... Read More →

Jessica Grisham, PhD

Jessica Grisham is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at UNSW Australia, and an OCD, hoarding, and anxiety disorders researcher. She is interested in the etiology and maintenance of OCD and related disorders, comorbidity and classification of anxiety disorders... Read More →
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Donald Davidoff, PhD

Chief, Dept. of Neuropsychology, McLean Hospital
Donald A. Davidoff, Ph.D., Chief, Department of Neuropsychology, McLean Hospital, & assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, was the founder and director the Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Unit. Research interests include the diagnosis and treatment... Read More →

Friday July 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Yerba Buena - Salons 10-12