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Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Group and Home-Base Interventions for Clutter and Hoarding

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This workshop will discuss various types of group and home-based interventions for hoarding that are linked to improved outcomes. Presenters will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with running groups and conducting home-based visits. Interactive exercises and video will be used to engage attendees.


Sarah van Houten

Sarah is currently a second-year student in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Southern Maine. She has done extensive investigation of the evidence base for intervention for Hoarding Disorder, and worked with Dr. Susan Noyes on a qualitative research study of the 'Friendly Visitor' volunteer program for people with Hoarding... Read More →

Karin Lehr, MSW

Karin Lehr, LCSW,  is a clinician at Riverside Community Care in Newton Massachusetts where she uses Boston University's Hoarding Project's evidence-based group treatment for hoarding disorder protocol. She leads clutter support groups and provides in-home help in the community. In addition to hoarding, she works with people who present with anxiety... Read More →

Susan Noyes

Susan Noyes, PhD, OTR/L, is an assistant professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern Maine. She has practiced occupational therapy in mental health settings for over 30 years. Susan is a founding member of the Portland (Maine) Hoarding Task Force and s... Read More →

Jordana Muroff, PhD

Dr. Jordana Muroff is an Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, Clinical Practice Department and is a licensed social worker with extensive clinical experience. Her research and practice interests are in CBT for children and adults with anxiet... Read More →

Patty Underwood

Patty Underwood is a highly experienced clinical social worker at Riverside Community Care, a large community-based mental health agency near Boston, MA. She developed and oversees the group program at Riverside and runs treatment, maintenance, and support groups for hoarding. She has collaborated with the BU Hoarding Research Project since 2007 and is an adjunct faculty member at BU School of Social Work. She co-authored Group Treatment for Hoarding Disorder, Therapist Guide published by... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
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