Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Future Course | Working with People Who Hoard


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants will be joining this session via Webinar.

To give people who are working with, or coming into contact with, residents who hoard, tools and methods to effectively assist them to clear space in their home. Recently the prevalence of hoarding has become more noticeable through the need for residents to move out of their homes, and to invite social services into their homes where they previously have managed to stay private.

• Introduction: What is hoarding?
• Conducting an assessment
• Planning and strategy
• Client wellbeing and dignity
• Relapse and acquiring
• A team approach solution

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Identify what hoarding is as opposed to someone who is disorganised and cluttered
• Develop an effective tool for assessing the needs of a hoarder
• Set out a treatment timetable involving client self-directed activities
• Identify effective tools to prevent relapse or the compulsive acquisition of items

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Law, Policy and Practice
• Professional and Personal Development


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