2019 Hoarding Conference

Click here to register for conference and CEUs* (*NASW members, click here.)
Flyer can be downloaded here.

Hoarding Behaviors: Sorting It Out
Exploring ERP, CBT and Skill-Building in a Culture of Forced Cleanouts

Join us for this one-day conference discussing evidence-based techniques and best practices for working with clients exhibiting hoarding behavior

Friday, October 25, 2019, 9am to 4pm

Heritage Hall, 8152 S. Knott Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620

Registration starts at 8am and includes a continental breakfast, beverages and a boxed lunch.


Morning Session:
Catherine Ayers, Ph.D., ABPP

Hoarding Behavior and Sorting Techniques

Dr. Catherine Ayers is an Associate Adjunct Profession in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Behavioral Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ayers’ research is focused on treatment outcomes for Hoarding Disorder and the use of sorting techniques in treating Hoarding Disorder in late life.

Afternoon Session:
Honorable Kim R. Hubbard and Rosemary Nielsen, LCSW

Aftermath of Receiverships

Judge Hubbard and therapist Rosemary Nielsen, along with a panel of experts, will present on a successful pilot program launched in Orange County involving individuals with hoarding behavior under receivership: When judges have suggested follow up treatment for these individuals, including mental health treatment, in home services, housekeeping, care giving, bill paying and ongoing legal accountability, the hoarding behavior seems to be better controlled.


A conference for all service providers who encounter those with hoarding behavior. Social workers,

Course meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NASW is the provider of CEUs for this conference.

Cost is $75 with student pricing available. CEUs are an additional $25*
*CEUs are free for NASW members.

Refunds may be requested before October 1st.

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