15th Annual International Conference on
Hoarding & Cluttering
May 2nd & May 3rd, 2013

Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square

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Come for the premiere International event focused on Hoarding and Cluttering:

Stay for the energy, sights and scenery of San Francisco!

A transformative program guaranteed to inform, empower, and energize.

  • Expanded training opportunities on May 1st, 2013
  • Groundbreaking Peer Support and Lived Experience Leadership program (MHASF Peer Response Team)
  • International Keynotes focused community collaboration, research, and advocacy
  • Fantastic breakfast, lunch, and networking events included!

Don’t miss this opportunity for skill building, networking, motivation, and knowledge exchange.

Enjoy San Francisco

  • Discount accommodations at the premiere Parc 55 Wyndam – San Francisco Union Square
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • One-of-a-kind events and world-class food
  • Welcoming people, diversity
  • Rich history of uniting long-held notions with startling innovations
Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers

If you are interested in sponsorship, exhibiting or advertising opportunities, please contact Jenifer Reeve at 415-341-9516 or jenifer@mentalhealthsf.org

Download the Sponsor, Exhibitor and Advertiser brochure here

Call for Posters

We are still accepting submissions for poster’s for our poster session. Accepted poster’s will receive a 25% discount on their registration.

Call for Posters application here

Keynote Speakers

Professor Michael Kyrios, Ph.D.

Professor Michael Kyrios is a clinical psychologist and Chair in Psychology in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University where he is also Director of the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre (BPsyC), and leads the National e-Therapy Centre. Dr. Kyrios has been researching compulsive hoarding for over 15 years, conducting Australia’s first in-depth study of compulsive hoarding. Along with Richard Moulding and colleagues at Swinburne University, he set up a hoarding research and treatment program. D.r Kyrios’ expert talks and workshops around management of hoarding problems are recognized and in demand across Australia and around the world.

Jordana Muroff, Ph.D.

Dr. Jordana Muroff is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Social Work, Clinical Practice Department. Dr. Muroff received specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy methods (CBT) with children and adults. Dr. Muroff is a licensed social worker with extensive clinical experience. She has published and presented widely in the areas in CBT for children and adults with anxiety disorders, and especially OCD and hoarding, the influence of race and ethnicity on clinical diagnostic decisions, and the use of technology in assessment and interventions. Her research has been funded by the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and SAMHSA.

Peer Response Team

The Peer Response Team was formed upon the recommendation of the 2009 SF Task Force on Compulsive Hoarding and is funded under an Innovations Grant from MHSA. Peer Responders all have lived experience with collecting and accumulating. We use our experience to provide non-judgmental, harm reduction-based, one-on-one peer support often including multiple home visits. We also give community presentations that message anti-stigma and discrimination, empowerment, and the possibility of recovery. We currently facilitate a growing range of support and treatment groups on-site at MHASF.

Training Institute – May 1st, 2013

Buried In Treasures Training (BIT) – Peer Response Team from MHASF and Lee Shuer

Attendees will learn strategies to facilitate and manage a 15-week peer-led support group based on the book, Buried in Treasure: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, Hoarding, by Dr. Randy Frost, Dr. David Tolin, and Dr. Gail Steketee. The training will also delve into deeper issues and not solely focus the “stuff” that individuals have.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to provide structure, insights, and organizational tools needed facilitate and run successful 15-week self-help support group.
  • Learn to structure and create focus at group meetings through outlines and teaching goals.
  • Learn to build a non-judgmental, understanding, and encouraging group environment to help build a community of support.


Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training (CBT) – Dr. Michael Tompkins

Clinicians will learn strategies to evaluate and develop treatment plans for people with hoarding disorder, and the typical cognitive and behavioral strategies used to treat the condition. Because even those with hoarding disorder who are open to treatment have variable insight, the workshop will emphasize strategies to enhance willingness to adhere with the goals and tasks of the therapy. The workshop will include didactic and experiential learning, as well as video of important components of cognitive-behavior therapy.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the cognitive behavioral model of compulsive hoarding.
  • Learn to evaluate and develop a treatment plan for hoarding disorder.
  • Learn typical cognitive and behavioral interventions for hoarding disorder.
For more information: contact Mark Salazar at (415) 421-2926 ext. 317

Or via email at mark@mentalhealthsf.org

Visit our website: http://www.mentalhealthsf.org/ichc-conference/

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