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Thursday, July 6 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Training Session ($): Managing Clutter and Hoarding in the Community

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  • $130 additional fee for mental health professionals who need CE credits / $105 before 5/26/17
  • $105 for adults who DO NOT need CE credits / $80 before 5/26/17
  • $100 for IOCDF Student/Trainee Members / $75 before 5/26/17
  • 6.0 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 therapists, home-based workers, coaches, first responders, social service agencies, housing agencies, professional organizers, and peer response teams. The workshop is broken into two sessions, with a lunch break and afternoon coffee break.
The first session will cover the following topics: hoarding prevalence, causes, manifestations, motivation and insight in individuals with the disorder, diagnostic criteria, and current and emerging research on hoarding disorder. All attendees of this Pre-Conference Training Session will come together for this first session.

Following the above, attendees will break out into one of three groups — clinicians/therapists, community responders, or peer responders — for hands-on training in hoarding interventions. Attendees in each group will learn key skills about how a community response to hoarding can help all individuals affected by hoarding disorder, with a special emphasis on the role(s) their particular group can play.

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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 →
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Jesse Edsell-Vetter

Hoarding Intervention Coordinator, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
Jesse Edsell-Vetter is the Hoarding Intervention Coordinator for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP). Since developing MBHP’s successful intervention model, he has served as a resource to Boston-area legislators, government, human service agencies and organizations, educational... 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 →

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 anxiety... 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 →

Bec Belofsky Shuer

Bec Belofsky Shuer is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer on the topic of Finding/Keeping. Her emphasis is on preserving one's identity while overcoming very serious challenges within a household dynamic. Bec is a graduate of Smith College and has worked with... Read More →

Thursday July 6, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Golden Gate C2