Dr. Gail Steketee and Dr. Randy Frost, co-authors of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, discuss the diagnosis and treatment of hoarding.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE program is designated as intermediate to advanced.
You can read the text of these interviews and/or access the audio to the interviews via your computer's MP3 player.
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Distinguish between hoarding, collecting, and OCD.
- List three components of hoarding.
- Identify the key traits that identify people who hoard.
- Recognize problems that hamper the treatment of hoarding.
- Print Version / Test Preview
- Part 1: Hoarding - Gail S. Steketee, PhD
- Part 2: Hoarding - Randy Frost, PhD
- Part 3: Audio Version of Interviews
- Additional Resources
- CE Test
Subject Matter Experts:
Gail Steketee, PhD, is dean and professor at the Boston University School of Social Work in Boston, MA. She received her MSW and PhD from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has conducted many research studies on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. These include NIMH projects on family factors that affect treatment outcome for OCD and agoraphobia, the development and testing of cognitive and behavioral therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder, and the psychopathology and cognitive behavioral treatment of hoarding disorder.
Dr. Steketee has published over 200 articles and chapters, as well as 12 books, including therapist guides for treating OCD and compulsive hoarding. Her book, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, co-authored with Randy Frost is a New York Times non-fiction best seller. A new volume with Dr. Frost is planned: The Oxford Handbook of Hoarding and Acquiring. She gives frequent lectures and workshops on hoarding and OC spectrum conditions to professional and public audiences in the US and abroad.
Randy Frost, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Smith College and an internationally known expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder and compulsive hoarding, as well as the pathology of perfectionism. He is the co-author, with Dr. Gail Stekette of the New York Times bestselling book, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things.
Dr. Frost received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977 and is the Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He has published more than 140 scientific articles and book chapters on hoarding and related topics. His work has been funded by the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. Frost serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. He has co-authored several books on hoarding, and his research has been featured on a variety of television and radio news shows, including 20/20 Downtown, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, National Public Radio (general news as well as the award-winning program, The Infinite Mind), BBC News, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company's, The Nature of Things. He has also consulted with various hoarding task forces, including those in New York City, Ottawa, Canada, and Northampton, MA, and has given hundreds of lectures and workshops on the topic in the U.S. and internationally.
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.
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