TBD | 9:00am-4:00pm
Hoarding is the acquisition and failure to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value in attempt to postpone or decrease distress or anxiety. Hoarding disorder is a significant problem for 4-5% of the population. For people with hoarding disorder open to treatment, cognitive-behavior therapy is the psychological treatment of choice for people with this debilitating condition. Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder presents the essential features of hoarding disorder, and the cognitive-behavioral model of hoarding behavior. Clinicians will learn strategies to evaluate and develop treatment plans for people with hoarding disorder, and the typical cognitive and behavioral strategies used to treat the condition. Because even those with hoarding disorder who are open to treatment have variable insight, the workshop will emphasize strategies to enhance willingness to adhere with the goals and tasks of the therapy. The workshop will include didactic and experiential learning, as well as video of important components of cognitive-behavior therapy for hoarding disorder.
Previous experience or training in standard CBT is not required.
Next Training: TBD | 9:00am-4:00pm
Individual Rate – $300/person
3-5 Group Registrants – $270/person
6-10 Group Registrants – $255/person
11+ Group Registrants – $240/person
- Attendees will be able to describe two diagnostic criteria for hoarding disorder (HD).
- Attendees will be able to describe two assessment measures used in the treatment of HD.
- Attendees will be able to describe two features of motivational interviewing applied to HD.
- Attendees will be able to describe two cognitive interventions used in the treatment of HD.
This introductory-level workshop is appropriate for doctoral and master level clinicians.
Exercise – Enhancing Understanding and Empathy
Definition and Diagnostic Criteria
Onset, Prevalence, and Course
Exercise – Nothing that is Human is Foreign to Me
Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Hoarding Behavior
||The Treatment (continued)
Video – Faces of Precontemplation
Exercise – Testing and Forming Reflections
||Skills Training – Organizing, Planning, and Problem Solving
||Cognitive Targets and Strategies
Video – Guided Discovery
Video – Need versus Want (Ray)
Exercise- Conducting Behavioral Experiments
Exposure Targets and Exposure Strategies
Strategies to Decrease Acquiring
Video – Letting Go
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
870 Market St, Suite 785
San Francisco CA, 94102
CE Credits for Psychologist, MFTs, LCSWs – State of California License Only
The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy (Provider Approval No.: CEN034) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists and Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers who are licensed in the state of California only. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy will issue credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time or leave before the workshop ends will not receive CE credit. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy is approved to offer 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy cannot grant partial CE credits.
Understanding and Treating Hoarding Behavior (with emphasis on Older Adults) is eligible for 6 Continuing Education credits. The cost per license is $42.00.
Dr. Michael Tompkins
Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13822) and co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy where he specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Tompkins is Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomate and Certified Trainer of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a consultant and trainer for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as seven books, including Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring (with Tamara L. Hartl) (New Harbinger, 2009) and the Clinician’s Guide to Severe Hoarding: A Harm Reduction Approach (Springer, 2015), a book for clinicians who work with people with severe hoarding behavior. Dr. Tompkins has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on television (The Learning Channel, Arts & Entertainment, Lifetime) and radio (KQED, NPR) and has presented widely on cognitive-behavior therapy, hoarding, and related topics.
Institutional Conflict of Interest Disclosure
The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy does not receive commercial support for any of the continuing education activities it provides. The Mental Health Association of San Francisco does not receive commercial support for any of the continuing education activities it provides.
Individual Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Joan Davidson, Ph.D., SFBACCT CE Advisory Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.
Speaker Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.
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