About the Conference

During this day long interactive workshop, Dr. Bratiotis familiarizes participants with the definition, diagnostic categorization, demographics, prevalence, course and manifestations of hoarding. Information about evidence-based hoarding assessments and interventions is presented and workshop attendees will have the opportunity to develop skills through hands-on practice. Tips and strategies for enhancing motivation, effective communication and reducing risk of harm are offered for those working with and supporting people with lived experience of hoarding, including interventions with the geriatric population living in care facilities.


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  2. Luu, M., Lauster, N., Bratiotis, C., Edsell-Vetter, J., & Woody, S. R. (2018). Squalor in community- referred hoarded homes. Journal of Obsessive- Compulsive and Related Disorders, 19, 66-71.
  3. Bratiotis, C., Davidow, J., Glossner, K., & Steketee, G. (2016). Requests for help with hoarding: Who needs what from whom? Practice Innovations, 1(1), 82-88.
  4. Bratiotis, C., Steketee, G., Davidow, J., Samuels, J., Tolin, D., & Frost, R.O. (2013). Use of services by people who hoard objects. Best Practices in Mental Health, 9(2), 39-51.
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