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When Objects are More Than Things: An Overview of Diagnosing and Treating Hoarding Disorder
Presenter: Kiara Timpano, PhD, Professor at the University of Miami; Director, Adult Division, Department of Psychology; Director, The Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO)
Hoarding disorder (HD) is a severe psychiatric condition marked by extreme saving behaviors, collecting tendencies, and levels of clutter that impair daily functioning and can present health and safety risks. Until relatively recently HD was under-recognized, poorly understood, and thought to be rare. It is now understood that HD is a common and complex clinical phenomenon, often marked by high rates of physical and psychiatric comorbidity and lack of insight. Although efficacious treatments have been developed, it remains challenging to reduce hoarding behaviors.
Attendees will gain knowledge of HD and its treatment from multiple perspectives. First and foremost, attendees will be introduced to the essential concepts necessary for diagnosing the disorder, including an overview of the cognitive behavioral conceptualization of hoarding. Next, an overview of the best practices for treating adults with HD will be provided, along with a discussion of common treatment challenges. Attendees will be introduced to core therapeutic techniques, along with the general structure and format of sessions. Finally, attendees will be introduced to alternative, community-focused interventions.
After this lecture, registrants will be able to:
- Recognize and accurately define hoarding disorder.
- Describe the cognitive behavioral conceptualization of hoarding disorder.
- Identify the psychotherapeutic and psychiatric best-practices for the treatment of hoarding disorder.
This series is approved for 12.0 credits for attending all 4 professional workshops (September 30, October 28, November 18, December 16).
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