About the Presenter

Christiana Bratiotis, Ph.D., MSW completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University in the Interdisciplinary Social Work and Sociology program. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, Dr. Bratiotis was awarded a three year post-doctoral research fellowship at Boston University School of Social Work, where she served as director of the BU Hoarding Research Project.

Dr. Bratiotis is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level direct practice courses in the School of Social Work. In 2010, Dr. Bratiotis was recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Bratiotis has provided individual and group specialized outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder. In addition to providing clinical treatment, she offers national and international consultation on hoarding behaviour and coordinated interventions to families and communities. Dr. Bratiotis' primary area of research is the formation and operation of multi-disciplinary community hoarding task forces highlighted in her book titled "The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals" released by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Bratiotis has given more than 200 invited community lectures, key note addresses, agency clinical trainings and academic presentations on the nature and treatment of hoarding. Dr. Bratiotis developed the HOMES Multidisciplinary Hoarding Risk Assessment instrument. She is a founding member of the Greater Boston Regional Hoarding Network and the Omaha Metro Hoarding Task Force. Her work has been highlighted by media outlets including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post.