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(Webinar) An Understanding of Hoarding Disorder for Mental Health Professionals

  • May 08, 2020
  • January 15, 2021
  • Online via Zoom


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May 8, 2020 

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Recording will be available for CE credit until 1/15/21

This webinar has been approved for 3.0 CEUs approved by the MN MFT Regulatory Board. $45 for MAMFT members, $90 for non-members

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Workshop Title: An Understanding of Hoarding Disorder for Mental Health Professionals

Presented By: Janet Yeats, MA LMFT

Workshop Description: Hoarding is a mental health disorder that has public safety implications. In order to effectively help people who hoard and their families, mental health professionals need to understand the reasons why people hoard and how to provide help to change hoarding behaviors. This workshop will provide an introduction to understanding a definition of hoarding, how it differs from clutter and collecting, as well as the causes of hoarding disorder and how to address safety concerns. Client and case examples will be provided as a way to better understand how to develop compassion and effective work with hoarding disorder.

Workshop Objectives: Learn the definition of hoarding disorder and foundational information related to hoarding. Discuss the biopsychosocial causes for hoarding disorder. Understand the role of trauma, grief and loss and its impact on hoarding behaviors. 

Hoarding disorder impacts individuals, couples and families, specifically by negatively impacting relationships through isolation, unsafe behaviors, and inappropriate responses. Couples and families have difficulty understanding why their loved one engages in such behaviors, and this lack of understanding leads to unfortunate ultimatums, unhelpful clean-outs, and emotional and physical cut-offs. Marriage and family therapists need to better understand the narrative that leads a person to engage in hoarding behaviors in order to help individuals who hoard, and maintain the couple and family relationships alongside the behaviors.

Presenter’s Bio: Janet R. Yeats, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Minneapolis, MN. Janet earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Bethel University, and a second master’s degree in family social science from the University of Minnesota. She is a trauma and grief specialist, and has worked with populations diagnosed with dementia, hoarding, and PTSD. Janet is the former clinical director of the Wayne Caron Family Caregiving Center, which provided support and programming for family members of loved one with dementia; and was also a team member at the N. Bud Grossman Memory Clinic for 5 years. In 2010, she co-founded The Hoarding Project, and left in 2016 to develop her consultation, speaking, supervision work, and to pursue writing on grief and loss. Janet is a trauma responder and a member of the Medical Reserve Corps and the MN Mobile Medical Team. She is intern supervisor and provides case consultation facilitation at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, MN. Janet has published multiple articles on ambiguous loss as well as on hoarding disorder.

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