Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Therapist Guide

Paperback | November 6, 2013

byGail Steketee, Randy O. Frost

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The relationship people have with their possessions ranges from purely utilitarian to intensely emotional. For most people, their personal possessions provide them with a sense of security, comfort, and pleasure. However, if someone loses the ability to distinguish useful or importantpossessions from those that make life overly complicated, the objects can become a prison. For people who suffer from Hoarding Disorder (HD), the process of getting rid of unneeded objects is not easy. For them, possessions never "feel" unneeded and trying to get rid of them is an excruciatingemotional ordeal. This Second Edition of Treatment for Hoarding Disorder is the culmination of more than 20 years of research on understanding hoarding and building an effective intervention to address its myriad components. Thoroughly updated and reflective of changes made to the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic andStatistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), this second edition of the Therapist Guide and accompanying client Workbook outlines an empirically supported and effective CBT program for treating hoarding disorder. This Therapist Guide is written for mental health clinicians - psychologists,social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, and psychiatric nurses - to guide effective treatment of people with hoarding disorder. It provides numerous assessment and intervention forms to help clients use the methods described in the intervention. A major goal of the treatment is to recapture thepositive role of possessions in the lives of people with hoarding problems, and strategies are outlined for sustaining gains and making further progress, as well as for managing stressful life events that can provoke problematic acquiring and difficulty discarding.

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The relationship people have with their possessions ranges from purely utilitarian to intensely emotional. For most people, their personal possessions provide them with a sense of security, comfort, and pleasure. However, if someone loses the ability to distinguish useful or importantpossessions from those that make life overly complic...

Dr. Gail Steketee is Dean and Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work. Her scholarly work has focused on developing and testing treatments for obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, especially hoarding symptoms in recent years. Dr. Steketee has published over 200 articles and chapters, and over a dozen books on thes...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:November 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019933496X

ISBN - 13:9780199334964

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Hoarding Disorder2. Evidence-based Treatment for Hoarding Disorder3. Assessing Hoarding4. Case Formulation5. Enhancing Motivation6. Planning Treatment7. Reducing Acquiring8. Training Skills9. Making Decisions about Saving and Discarding10. Cognitive Strategies11. Complications in the Treatment of Hoarding Disorder12. Maintaining GainsAppendix Forms and Assessments1. Clinician Session Form2. Hoarding Interview3. Hoarding Rating Scale4. Saving Inventory - Revised (SI-R)5. Clutter Image Rating (CIR)6. Saving Cognitions Inventory (SCI)7. Activities of Daily Living for Hoarding (ADL-H)8. Safety Questions9. Home Environment Inventory (HEI)10. Scoring keys for assessment instruments11. Blank Model of Hoarding12. Brief Thought Record13. Acquiring Form14. Clutter Visualization Form15. Unclutter Visualization Form16. Acquiring Visualization Form17. Practice Form18. Thought Record19. Instructions for Coaches20. Family Response to Hoarding Scale (FRHS)ReferencesReadings and ResourcesAbout the AuthorsIndex