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HTF Hoarding Conference

October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hoarding: Recovery is Real!


The Western Massachusetts Hoarding Task Force will be hosting a conference to educate the community about addressing and supporting individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Leading educators in the field will provide the latest clinical developments in the diagnosis and treatment of hoarding disorder.  Attendees will learn about peer support and recovery from people living with hoarding disorder by experienced peer advocates and trainers.  We will explore ways to maintain housing stability including harm reduction efforts to meet building code, and reasonable accommodations required by tenancy laws.  We will address the impact of stigma on communities and individuals living with hoarding disorder.  Additionally, attendees will learn how to build trusting personal/professional relationships with people living with hoarding disorder. Please click here to register for the conference. 


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8:00-9           Registration and light refreshments

9-9:35           OPENING REMARKS and Dr. Randy O. Frost – latest Hoarding Disorder Research

9:35-9:55      Lee Shuer A Finder/Keeper’s perspective:  fighting stigma, changing language, fostering collaboration

9:55-10:45    PEER PANEL –  Experts by Experience:  Stories of Strength and Hope from people in recovery

10:45-11       Break

11-12           KEYNOTE  Jessie Edsell-Vetter Rethinking Our Role: A New Look at Community Based Hoarding Intervention

12-1              LUNCH and Networking

1:15-2:45      BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  1. Clinical Approaches to Helping People Diagnosed with Hoarding Disorder                                    
  2. A Harm Reduction Approach to Compromise in a Cluttered Living Space: geared towards people who clutter, their cohabitants, and service providers
  3. Community/Legal Approaches & Resources

2:45-3:15         Break

3:15-4               DISCUSSION and CLOSING REMARKS 

4                       sign-out CEU’s, etc



please contact Kathryn Berthiaume at 413-439-2221 or KBerthiaume@chd.org




October 18, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell St
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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