What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Hoarding

What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know About Hoarding

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Compulsive hoarding is a complex disorder. This book provides professional organizers, social workers, mental health practitioners and anyone who encounters people who hoard, with the basics about the disorder. The psychological underpinnings and the organizational challenges of people who acquire and save so excessively they undermine their health and safety is explained. This is a hopeful book that examines creative approaches which combine organizing and therapy, self-help efforts, support groups, supplemental services and other methods for making a difference in the life of a person who hoards. The Foreword is written by Dr. David Tolin, a worldwide authority on the topic. The author is Judith Kolberg, the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.

Baker & Taylor
Compulsive hoarding is complex. It compels people to acquire and save so much “stuff," health and safety are undermined. The psychological underpinnings of the disorder are explained. Breakthrough approaches that make a difference in the life of a person who hoards are described, including combining and organizing therapy, self-help efforts and support services. This is a "must-have" for anyone who works with, loves or encounters people who hoard. Original.

& Taylor

Explores the psychological unpinnings of compulsive hoarding and looks at approaches and treatments that have helped people live healthy and safe lives, including combining and organizing therapy.

Publisher: Decatur, GA : Squall Press, [2009]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780966797060
Branch Call Number: 616.8589 KOLBE
Characteristics: xix, 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 pages
Alternative Title: Hoarding
Notes: Mental health practitioners, social workers, community agencies, law enforcement and family members need this book, too! (cover)


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