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Continuing Education Units Webinar

Title Hoarding Treatment: Options and Outcomes for Older Adults
Date Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)
Cost Free
Credit Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
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Hoarding Disorder was added to the DSM-V in 2013, but healthcare professionals and other members of the care team continue to face significant challenges when implementing interventions for individuals with this mental health disorder. Because the clinical recognition of Hoarding Disorder is relatively new, few healthcare professionals have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of Hoarding Disorder. Additionally, Hoarding Disorder is a challenging mental health issue, particularly in older adults who hoard.

This webinar will examine the clinical features of Hoarding Disorder and will set forth evidence-based treatment options for individuals with Hoarding Disorder, with particular focus on interventions for older adults. Discussion of the roles of the multidisciplinary care team, as well as local responses to hoarding in the community, and available resources will be discussed. The multidisciplinary care team will leave the event with actionable strategies to improve care for individuals struggling with Hoarding Disorder.

Catherine Ayers, PhD, ABPP

Catherine Ayers, PhD, ABPP

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Apply the DSM-5 TR criteria for Hoarding Disorder in a clinical setting and demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics uniquely associated with Hoarding Disorder in older adults.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the distinctive features, deficits and treatment of Hoarding Disorder.
  • Utilize and implement five techniques when interacting with an older adult presenting with Hoarding Disorder.

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About the Presenter:

Catherine Ayers, PhD, ABPP, is a Section Chief at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) La Jolla Mental Health Outpatient Clinics, Professor in the University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry, Director of the CREST Community Program for older adults with hoarding, and faculty member in the San Diego State University (SDSU) Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research is focused on treatment outcomes for the obsessive compulsive spectrum and related disorders. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on hoarding. Her research on psychotherapy for hoarding has been funded by the International OCD Foundation. She completed a Career Development Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs by developing a novel treatment for hoarding and now has an active VA Merit Award that further investigates behavioral treatments for hoarding in veterans. Dr. Ayers also directs a San Diego County-funded program at UCSD for low income older adults with hoarding at risk of eviction. She is licensed by the State of California with clinical privileges at the VASDHS and is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.


* ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch the webinar live. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements.

**The webinar is designed for professional referral sources and family caregivers. Eligible healthcare professionals can claim ONE FREE CEU credit within one month of completion of the webinar.

***This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEs approved for all ASA web seminars.

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