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Working with Hoarding Behaviour
Code: PDP-300420
Price: AU$150.00
Member Price: AU$120.00
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Professional Development Workshop 

"Working with Hoarding Behaviour"
Dr. James Collett, Educator, Clinician, and Researcher  
Thursday 30th April, 2020  ***To be rescheduled***
The University of Melbourne Hawthorn Campus
422 Auburn Road (Room 2137)
Hawthorn VIC 3122

10.00am to 4.00 pm (9.30am registration)

$150.00 Standard fee
$120.00 ADAVIC Member fee
Bookings limited to 30 professionals
Bookings close 16 April 2020 or when fully booked

A 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 3rd April 2020.
No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.


When a person experiences great difficulty parting with their possessions, despite having to endure a cluttered, non-functional home as a result, we call this phenomenon hoarding. Hoarding difficulties are prevalent and often result in personal distress and isolation, tensions with loved ones and the wider community, and problems such as squalor and increased fire risk. In this presentation, Dr. James Collett discusses what the research evidence tells us about hoarding, and outlines the helpful strategies that can be used to help people who are struggling with their attachment to material possessions.

Attendees will learn:
  • How hoarding symptoms appear to develop
  • How to distinguish between hoarding and other mental health problems
  • How to differentiate hoarding from non-harmful attachment to possessions
  • What tools exist to help assess the presence and severity of hoarding
  • The different strategies available to help with hoarding problems
  • The role of family members and friends in supporting individuals managing hoarding problems

Key Therapeutic or Treatment Strategies:
Attendees will learn various treatment strategies for working with hoarding disorder, broadly framed within a cognitive-behavioural approach.

Target Audience
This workshop is pitched at professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and allied health practitioners.

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. James Collett is an educator, clinician, and researcher whose focus is on helping people to understand and manage hoarding and attachment to material possessions. James received his PhD (Clinical) from Swinburne University of Technology, and has been delivering professional development workshops on hoarding for eight years.

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:

  • Presentation handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tea/coffee and lunch will be provided

How to Book

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