Organizing Through The Hoarding: Guidance for Professional Organizers

How are clients who hoard different from my other clients?

Why is it so difficult for my clients to get a handle on their clutter?

What strategies can I use when working with my clients?

How did possessions take control of their lives?

This day-long training is exclusively for Professional Organizers and those who are working with clients in extremely cluttered environments. Through a blend of lecture and discussion, led by Elspeth Bell, Ph.D., participants will:

  • Learn about Hoarding Disorder

  • Identify ways to support clients with hoarding problems

  • Address barriers in the working relationship with regards to hoarding

  • Develop strategies for working toward reducing clutter

  • Connect with hoarding-specific resources

Additional topics addressed include:

  • Characteristics of Hoarding Disorder

  • Mental health issues associated with hoarding behaviors

  • Maintaining Balance and Boundaries

This workshop is open to Professional Organizers and other clutter specialists and can be considered CEU-Eligible for CPOs working with hoarding clients.

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