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Psychological Treatment for Hoarding Disorder
Code: PDP-021117
Price: AU$95.00
Member Price: AU$70.00
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Professional Development Workshop 

"Psychological Treatment for Hoarding Disorder" - half day PDP
Dr Richard Moulding, Psychologist, Lecturer and Researcher
Thursday 2 November 2017

Kew Library (Phyllis Hore Room)

Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive

Kew VIC 3101    

10.00am to 2.00pm (9.30am registration) 
  $95.00 Standard fee
arrow_red.gif $70.00 ADAVIC members

Bookings limited to 40 professionals and students
Bookings close Friday 20 October 2017, or when fully booked

Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 13 October 2017. 
No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.


Hoarding Disorder is now a separate diagnosis in the fifth edition of the DSM, released May 2013, and studies suggest that it is a fairly common (though often hidden) phenomena, with prevalence rates between 2% to 5%.


What is Hoarding Disorder? While hoarding behaviours are seen across a spectrum, compulsive hoarding is defined as the acquisition of and failure to discard possessions, resulting in clutter that renders living spaces unusable for their intended purpose, causing significant distress and impairment.


Working with individuals with hoarding is often considered to be difficult, due to ambivalence from the individual about change and also to a lack of knowledge regarding the problem. Given this, it is important for mental health workers to be aware of current models of conceptualisation and treatment. Psychological models of the problem focus on beliefs about responsibility for possessions, emotional attachment to items, perfectionism and a lack of confidence in memory, and therapeutic strategies include psycho-education, exposure to sorting, organization, and consideration of the motivations to acquire.

This four-hour session will discuss the presentation of hoarding along with an overview of the main psychological model of the issue and our treatment program that is based on this approach. The program is suitable for mental health professionals and practitioners working with sufferers of Hoarding Disorder.

Target Audience

The session is suitable for mental health professionals and practitioners working with sufferers of HD.

Please note:

APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.

About the Presenter

Dr. Moulding is a clinical psychologist who works in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. Dr. Richard Moulding completed
his PhD on psychological models of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in 2007.


More recently, he has been running the treatment program for Hoarding Disorder which runs out of the Swinburne University Psychology Clinic. Along with Prof. Mike Kyrios, he completed a number of workshops on hoarding disorder around Australia in 2013.


For referrals to the Swinburne group program - see

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:
  • Presentation Handouts and Reference Materials
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tea/Coffee and Refreshments Provided

How to Book


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