Do you have patients who struggle with hoarding behaviors?
Do you feel as though you are out of your depth when it comes to patients who hoard?
Do you feel that you could be a valuable resource to them, if only you had the right training?
Look no further
This course will give you practical information and skills to help you support hoarders in your therapy practice.
Hoarding is the obsessive collection of objects that seem useless to almost everyone else. It includes the inability to get rid of any of their objects and a resulting state of distress or peril. Someone who hoards may exhibit an inability to throw away possessions and severe anxiety when attempting to discard items. Hoarding is a disorder diagnosable by a therapist. 2-5% of the population have this problem. There are 5 levels of hoarding- including level 5 that can consist of blocked rooms, pathways, animal, human waste.
There are many different types of hoarders, which include:
- animal hoarders
- information hoarders
- trash/garbage hoarders
This course will take you through everything you need to know about this complex disorder. Our lessons include:
- Introduction to hoarders
- Description of the average hoarder and their family system
- Stages of hoarding
- DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
- Treatment Methods For Hoarding
- Case Vignettes & Resources
When you complete the course, you will be awarded a certificate, which will signify that you have received this training. You will be able to work with your patients with the confidence, compassion, and skill necessary to provide support as they work to improve their lives.
As an added benefit, I offer a 10-15 minute consult with me personally after you have completed this course.
What You Receive
- Self-paced training videos
- A comprehensive workbook
- A test at the completion of training to affirm new learning
- Development of cultural competency to work with the hoarding population
Length of training: 6 modules including a 2-hour training video
This training is delivered in a self-paced online format so that you can complete the modules as you need. There is also an opportunity to access me for consultation to ensure that you are able to implement this information into your own practice.
1. I don’t have any hoarding clients, why would I need this?
Quite often, you don’t know you have a hoarding client until it’s too late. This is a secret behaviour that they will often hold back from talking about in Therapy. This training will help you to identify a hoarding brain. You will develop the knowledge and skills to be able to assess for it.
2. What qualifies Carol Adkisson to teach this?
I’ve been working with this population both directly and indirectly for the last 4 years as a licensed MFT. However, I have been living with, supporting and working alongside this population. As a child of a hoarder I have a heart for these people.
3. Can we really help these people?
YES. When treated as an addiction ( although it does not meet all the criteria) we have an effective way to change a dysfunctional family system and reduce the effects of anxiety for all members of the family system. YES when you understand the protective mechanisms the Hoarder is using to keep themselves safe, we can then address an effective treatment plan for the family system.
4. Is it important to treat the family or the hoarder?
It is important to treat both the hoarder and their family. Sometimes this will occur separately and sometimes they need to be treated together. What is called for is working with dignity and compassion.
5. Why should I take this if you are not offering CEU’s?
I am in the process of applying for my CEU status. You will be informed when I am approved and you can print out your CEU’s if you have passed the test and received your Certificate.
When purchasing this training program, please be aware that I do not offer a refund due to a change of mind.
Given that this program is delivered electronically I am unable to issue a refund once your log-in details have been issued.