Treatment for Hoarding Disorder: Workbook

Paperback | October 22, 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 client Workbook and accompanying Therapist Guide outlines an empirically supported and effective CBT program for treating hoarding disorder. This Workbook is meant to guide clients through their treatment for hoardingdisorder with their clinician. It includes homework, forms, exercises, and behavioral experiments for clients to test their personal beliefs about possessions, develop an organization plan and filing system, and sort and organize items room by room. 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 these...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199334943

ISBN - 13:9780199334940

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Assessing Hoarding Problems3. Developing Your Personal Hoarding Model4. Planning Your Treatment5. Reducing Acquiring6. Skills Training7. Making Decisions about Saving and Discarding8. changing Beliefs: Thinking Your Way Our of the Hoarding Box9. Maintaining Your GainsAppendix Forms1. Personal Session Form (chapter 2)2. Instructions for Coaches (chapter 2)3. Scoring Key for Assessments (chapters 2 and 9)4. Brief Thought Record (chapter 3)5. Hoarding Model (chapter 3)6. Practice Form (chapter 4)7. Downward Arrow Form (chapter 4)8. Acquiring Questions Form (chapter 5)9. Task List (chapter 6)10. Personal Organizing Form (chapter 6)11. Preparing for Organizing Form (chapter 6)12. Thought Listing Exercise Form (chapter 7)13. Questions About Possessions Form (chapter 7)14. Behavioral Experiment Form (chapter 7)15. Thought Record Form (chapter 8)About the AuthorsIndex