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Hoarding Disorder was added to the DSM-V in 2013, but healthcare professionals and other members of care teams continue to face significant challenges when implementing interventions for individuals with this mental health disorder. Because the clinical recognition of Hoarding Disorder is relatively new, few healthcare professionals have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of Hoarding Disorder. Additionally, Hoarding Disorder is a challenging mental health issue, particularly in older adults who hoard. 

This webinar will examine the clinical features of Hoarding Disorder and will set forth evidence-based treatment options for individuals with Hoarding Disorder, with particular focus on interventions for older adults. The roles of the multidisciplinary care team, local responses to hoarding in the community and available resources will all be discussed. The multidisciplinary care team will leave the event with actionable strategies to improve care for individuals struggling with Hoarding Disorder.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Apply the DSM-5 TR criteria for Hoarding Disorder in a clinical setting and demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics associated with Hoarding Disorder in older adults;
  • Describe the distinctive features, deficits and treatment of Hoarding Disorder; and,
  • Use and implement five techniques when interacting with an older adult presenting with Hoarding Disorder.


Catherine%20%20Ayers%20%20%20Headshot.jpegCatherine Ayers, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a section chief at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) La Jolla Mental Health Outpatient Clinics, professor in the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry, director of the CREST Community Program for older adults with hoarding and faculty member in the San Diego State University (SDSU) Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research focuses on treatment outcomes for obsessive-compulsive spectrum and related disorders. Ayers also directs a San Diego County– funded program at UCSD for low-income older adults with hoarding who are at risk of eviction.