Hoarding: Journey to Understanding, Compassion, and Hope

Hoarding is a mental health disorder that can be challenging to address. At this training professionals will learn, the diagnostic criteria of hoarding disorder, co-occurring disorders, treatment options, and resources.

Key Program Information
Categories Human Services
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Next Session Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Eau Claire

Mayo Clinic Health System- Luther Campus

1221 Whipple Street
Room Auditorium
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Schedule April 18, 2019 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Who Should Attend

Anyone who may serve or interact with someone who is struggling with hoarding issues

Program Description

How to identify and support those with hoarding issues

Hoarding is a multi-dimensional condition that can be difficult to identify and address. This professional training is for anyone who may serve or interact with someone who is struggling with hoarding issues. You will learn from a variety of experts who have experience with various aspects of hoarding.

Overview of the day:

Debra Klund, a psychotherapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, will focus on hoarding from the mental health perspective. She will discuss the DSM‐5 description of hoarding, what hoarding is, hoarding vs. collecting, understanding personality traits (OCD, etc.), and treatment options.

Nancy Rothwell, a professional organizer for 16+ years and member of the Eau Claire County Hoarding Task Force, has been on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. She will provide her perspective about the realities of working with and helping individuals who have struggled with hoarding.

Jessica Smith, a certified social worker and current chair of the Eau Claire County Hoarding Task Force, will provide information about what initiatives the task force are currently working on. She will also discuss resources available in the community to help those who are struggling with hoarding.

Stay for the free community session and make sure to tell others who you think could benefit from information on hoarding.

Final Registration Deadline


Standard Fee $89.00

Fee includes instruction, materials, and refreshments

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