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Collaborative Community Approaches to Hoarding

Whether you have years of experience dealing with individuals with hoarding disorders or none at all, this program will help you bring together a team to effectively work with individuals suffering from this mental illness in your community.

Key Program Information
Next Session Friday, April 30, 2021
Schedule April 30, 2021 9am to 4:00pm
Delivery Format Online

A cross-discipline team approach

According to the American Psychiatric Association approximately 2 to 6 percent of the population suffers from a hoarding disorder. People with a hoarding disorder can create situations that cause health and safety concerns and leads to those on the front lines of enforcement to uncover these individuals. Dealing with hoarders on an individual basis can be time consuming and ineffective if the underlying mental health issues are not addressed. This program will give you tools to create teams in your area to effectively help people with hoarding disorders by working together to address this mental illness. 

This virtual interactive course is designed to give potential cross-discipline teams a way to come together with guided brainstorming and the ability to ask questions in order to create their own hoarding taskforce. We encourage participants who are contemplating developing hoarding taskforces, partnerships, or teams to attend the training together but this is not required. 

Some key takeaways will be: 

  • Ways to identify collaborative opportunities 
  • Tools to help secure buy-in and engagement from community partners 
  • Tips in implementing collaborative community solutions 
  • Ideas for establishing uniform protocols 
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Who Should Attend

Social workers, counselors, therapists, police and fire department personnel, health department personnel, property management, and code enforcement personnel


  • Marnie Matthews is a licensed clinical social worker and the founder of The Clutter Movement, an online resource dedicated to the treatment, consultation, and training related to Hoarding Disorder. Before starting The Clutter Movement, Marnie was Clinical and Program Director of the North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering, an n4a 2016 award-winning program she developed in 2012. Marnie speaks regularly across the U.S. on all aspects of Hoarding and developed the Uniform Inspection Checklist (UIC), a universal and objective tool for assessing and addressing hoarded situations. The UIC is used nationwide, in Canada, and Australia to resolve hoarding cases. Marnie has been Vice President of the Board of Directors at The Hoarding Project and has chaired Middle Tennessee and North Shore Hoarding Task Forces. Marnie has also been a member of the Boston Hoarding Task Force and the Massachusetts Statewide Steering Committee on Hoarding. In addition to being a Graduate Level Field Instructor for Salem State University, Simmons College, and Denver University, Marnie also provides clinical supervision for social workers working towards clinical licensure. Additionally, Marnie works out of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center treating individuals and families impacted by Hoarding Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Depression.

CEU Information
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Participants will earn 6 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Standard Fee $219.00

Fee includes online instruction and digital materials.


Phone: 715-836-3636
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Eau Claire, WI 54701

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