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CR4-695 Solutions for Hoarding: Four Alternatives to Rapid Clean-Out (2-5)

Instructors: Angela Esnouf & Wendy Hanes
Total Time: 1.5 hours 
CEUs: 1.5
Conference Year: 2019

Course Description
Hoarding is not a problem fixed quickly, or in isolation. Media often focus on extreme decluttering as being the solution to a hoarding problem. Most people are not aware that there are alternative approaches that may better suit their needs. We’ll look at four alternative approaches and five questions to help you clarify the client’s goal.

Learning Objectives
After attending this session, participants will be able to...

  1. Identify whether extreme clutter is the result of hoarding or some other factor
  2. Clarify client goals in order to bring the best solution
  3. Understand the pros and cons of the rapid clean out in a hoarding situation
  4. Understand effective techniques which can help clients who are not in a state of readiness
  5. Implement the Graded Clean technique, currently considered best practice for long term results
  6. Implement the GRIP technique, useful for helping clients who have been diagnosed with OCD and severe anxiety disorders
  7. Engage appropriate services to deliver safe, effective progress
  8. Recognise common pitfalls that even experienced professional organizers fall into, and how to avoid them

Code Words
Please be sure to listen for and record the code words given during the presentation. The instructor will explicitly verbalize code words periodically throughout the class (i.e. "The first code word is...") Note: Not all instructors give code words. If you do not hear any, please indicate "none given" on the course evaluation.