Individuals with hoarding behaviors can be puzzling for clinicians to understand and work with. This workshop will present methods of assessing hoarding and diagnosing hoarding disorder in a systematic and compassionate manner. Differential diagnosis will also be discussed, along with additional factors to consider when conceptualizing hoarding behavior. The treatment of hoarding disorder will be explored by examining Motivational Interviewing, CBT, ERP, and skill building. Attendees will gain knowledge, insight, and clinical skills in their work with clients who hoard.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discover methods of thorough assessment of hoarding behaviors and Hoarding Disorder according to DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria.
  • Demonstrate contextual knowledge in understanding the etiology of hoarding and special considerations.
  • Summarize at least two evidenced-based treatment approaches for Hoarding Disorder.
  • Select appropriate treatment approaches and strategies based on client diversity and needs.
  • Recall five best practices considerations in the treatment of Hoarding Disorder.


Cost: $78.00


CEUs: 6 hours Diagnosis and Treatment


Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Diane Bigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She has held clinical positions as an outpatient and in-home therapist and clinical supervisor. Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work for 10 years as well as a Field Liaison and Field Instructor. She has also held administrative positions as a program Director and Coordinator. Diane is a frequent local and national trainer on a wide variety of mental health and workplace development topics with corporations. Diane is most passionate about providing quality professional development to clinicians and employees.


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