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Hoarding Disorder: Effective Approaches to Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Hoarding is no longer just a symptom of anxiety disorder. It is classified as a real, full-blown diagnosis in the DSM-5®. Hoarding is a complex disorder that isn’t resolved with a forced cleanout like you see on television, but with customized treatment strategies for each individual.

Join hoarding expert, Janet R. Yeats, MA, LMFT, as she shows you how to get inside the mind of someone with hoarding disorder. You will learn the potential health risks, co-morbid disorders, and emotional challenges associated with hoarding. Janet will give you strategies to properly assess and diagnose hoarding, conduct home visits and how to establish a collaborative network with other related professionals.

This day-long workshop is designed to give you the assessment and treatment strategies you need to help your client move forward and live a healthy, uncluttered life. Janet will use case studies, client stories, and respectful humor that provide an outlet for this difficult topic. Effectively treat hoarding disorder with lasting results!
  1. Develop a research-based definition of hoarding disorder and prevalence rates.
  2. Explain hoarding disorder from a biopsychosocial perspective.
  3. Recognize effective diagnosis and treatment strategies of hoarding disorder.
  4. List assessment tools to use in diagnosing and treatment planning for hoarding clients.
  5. Show how to conduct a home visit assessment.
  6. Describe alternative options to treatment other than a forced cleanout.
  7. Apply evidence-based treatment strategies to address issues of safety in hoarding disorder.
  8. Develop collaborative networks in your area to form a community response to hoarding disorder.


Janet R. Yeats, MA, LMFT, is a Co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Janet is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Chair of the MN Hoarding Task Force. She earned a Master of Arts degree from Bethel Seminary in marriage and family, and a second Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in family social science. Janet teaches in the marriage and family therapy master’s graduate program at Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. She currently practices therapy in her private practice in St. Paul, MN where she specializes in issues of trauma, grief and loss, dementia, hoarding and military families. Janet has conducted numerous radio, TV and print interviews regarding the impact of hoarding disorder on individuals, families and communities.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janet Yeats is Co-founder for The Hoarding Project, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janet Yeats has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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