Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Hoarding Disorder
This multi-week course will focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder. Participants will be provided with information on the most recent hoarding psychopathology research that informs treatment. The course will subsequently break down the various therapeutic techniques used in CBT for hoarding into weekly modules. Each module will impart the use of techniques through description, visuals, case examples and video vignettes. Modules will include but will not necessarily be limited to, assessment/psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, skills building, cognitive restructuring and exposure and response prevention.
The required reading for this course is a therapist guide that can be purchased via the link below:
Steketee, G., & Frost, R.O. (2014, 2nd Ed.). Treatment for hoarding disorder: Therapist Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
All registrants: $199
This program is intended for:
- Social Workers
- Nurse Practitioners
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the significant features of Hoarding Disorder
- Explain the etiology of Hoarding Disorder
- Describe the history of treatment for hoarding, including psychopharmacological and psychosocial approaches
- Assess symptoms of hoarding
- Design a cognitive-behavioral framework for treatment of hoarding
- Describe how to provide psychoeducation and treatment planning for Hoarding Disorder
- Design skills-based training for treatment of hoarding
- Use cognitive restructuring and exposure and response prevention strategies when treating clients with hoarding disorder
After Module-1, participants should be able to:
- Describe the significance of hoarding to the individual, family and greater community
- Describe the features of hoarding, as well as hoarding’s neurobiological and genetic underpinnings
- Discuss the cognitive deficits frequently seen in hoarding that likely contribute to the disorder and are relevant to treatment.
After Module-2, participants should be able to:
- Describe specialized cognitive-behavioral treatment for hoarding
- List common standardized assessments that are used to evaluate hoarding
- Apply motivational interviewing techniques as they relate to the assessment and treatment of hoarding
- Create a cognitive behavioral model of an individual’s hoarding symptoms
After Module-3, participants should be able to:
- Explain hoarding disorder and the cognitive behavioral treatment of hoarding
- Use cognitive restructuring skills for hoarding specific cognitions
- Use exposure and response prevention surrounding difficulties with discarding and excessive acquisition
- Discuss skills building for cognitive deficits thought to contribute to hoarding (e.g., decision making attention)
After Module 1, participants should be able to:
• Describe the significance of hoarding to the individual, family and greater community
• Describe the features of hoarding, as well as hoarding’s neurobiological and genetic underpinnings
• Discuss the cognitive deficits frequently seen in hoarding that likely contribute to the disorder and are relevant to treatment.
After Module 2, participants should be able to:
• Describe specialized cognitive-behavioral treatment for hoarding
• List common standardized assessments that are used to evaluate hoarding
• Apply motivational interviewing techniques as they relate to the assessment and treatment of hoarding
• Create a cognitive behavioral model of an individual’s hoarding symptoms
After Module 3, participants should be able to:
• Explain hoarding disorder and the cognitive behavioral treatment of hoarding
• Use cognitive restructuring skills for hoarding specific cognitions
• Use exposure and response prevention surrounding difficulties with discarding and excessive acquisition
• Discuss skills building
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 8.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 8.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 8.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 8.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number
- 8.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 8.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 8.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
Release Date: August 1, 2020
Expiration Date: July 8, 2024
Review Date: July 6, 2021 by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD
David H. Rubin, MD (Content Reviewer)
Susan Sprich, PhD (Psychologist Reviewer)
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:
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Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Susan Sprich, PhD
Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
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