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The Educational Alliance Geriatric Hoarding Initiative: A Therapeutic and Compassionate Approach to Helping Older Adults Who Hoard

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

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Includes Complimentary CEUS

This web seminar is for professionals working with older adults who compulsively hoard, and will cover updated diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis of hoarding disorder, risk factors for older adults, and assessment and intervention tools. Relevant clinical skills, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, will be discussed in relation to treatment for hoarding. The seminar also will cover tools and procedures for safely entering hoarded environments, and offer tips for working with cleaning companies and other partners.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Accurately diagnose hoarding disorder by listing three diagnostic criteria;
  • List three risk factors for older adults who hoard;
  • Identify the three steps involved in an effective hoarding intervention; and,
  • List three tools that professionals can use to protect themselves when working in hoarded home environments.


Tara Rullo is the Director of Project ORE/Safety Net at the Educational Alliance. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY.
Jack Sherratt is the Associate Director of Project ORE/Safety Net at the Educational Alliance. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a M.S.W. from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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