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Treatment of Hoarding (A043)
Course Code: A043


Lawrence M. Glanz, PhD

Cognitive Dynamic Therapy Associates, Inc.

Robert Hudak, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC


Program Description:

Compulsive hoarding consists of three elements: acquisition and failure to discard items of little or no value; clutter that interferes with the use of space; and distress/impairment of functioning. Current theoretical models of hoarding point to problems in information processing, false or dysfunctional beliefs, and excessive emotional attachment to possessions. Assessment of hoarding must focus on these factors, as well as addressing co-morbid disorders. Interest in diagnosing and treating hoarding has increased in recent years, and it is clear that it is a significant problem for many individuals. The present lecture will focus on presenting a current theoretical model of compulsive hoarding, and describing methods of treatment.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the main elements that constitute hoarding.

  • Recognize the contribution of information processing, thinking styles, and emotional attachment to hoarding.

  • Describe the three key aspects of treatment.

Target Audience:

All clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees, as well as interested family members and consumers.

Continuing Education Credits:                

ACT 48 -- 2.0

CAC – 2.0

NBCC – 2.0
Psychologist – 2.0

SW – 2.0
CEU – 0.2

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 Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian maintains responsibility or the program. This program is being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian/Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 2.0 PCACB hours have been approved for participation in this program.

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP
TM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program

This program is offered for 2.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-3711.

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under the Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines. Pennsylvania Educators will receive 2.0 hours of Act 48 credit for attending this complete program.

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 2.0 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


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