Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2009 Annual Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering

This is a wonderful conference open to everyone: those who have hoarding issues, people who work with them (organizers, therapists, social workers, government officials, etc.) and even friends and family members.

Please think about attending this conference in San Francisco if there is anyone in your life living with this problem. Sometimes there aren't answers, but there is understanding.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

2009 Annual Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering

Save the Date! November 5, 2009.

  • This year's conference features Tamara Hartl, Ph.D. as keynote speaker.
  • Online registration opens August 1st, 2009.

Compulsive hoarding and cluttering refers to the acquisition of and failure to discard a large number of possessions, which appear to be useless or of limited value, in an attempt to decrease stress and anxiety. This serious and prevalent problem can lead to eviction and homelessness. It is often a feature of several psychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder and major depression, and can be caused or aggravated by problems associated with increasing age or physical disabilities.

MHA-SF holds an annual conference for more than 400 social service providers, medical professionals, landlords and property managers, researchers, family and friends, and people who hoard and clutter.

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