Buried in Treasures: The Nature and Treatment of Hoarding Disorder

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In this workshop, we will describe the prevalence and consequences of hoarding, as well as emerging psychological and biological models of hoarding behavior.

6 CEs

Hoarding disorder is a common and potentially debilitating condition that poses a significant problem for public health. In this workshop, we will describe the prevalence and consequences of hoarding, as well as emerging psychological and biological models of hoarding behavior. We will discuss the efficacy of interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for hoarding, and will review the steps involved with providing CBT.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of hoarding disorder and its associated impairment.
  • Discuss psychological and biological factors underlying hoarding behavior.
  • Describe the efficacy of various treatments for hoarding.
  • Implement cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies for hoarding.
  • Use motivation-enhancing strategies to maximize CBT outcomes.

Workshop Information

Important Registration Details

Please note that this workshop is being offered as an In-Person event, however there will be a virtual live-stream option as well. Please be sure to indicate your registration preference when you register (you must only choose one: fee is the same for both)


December 10


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuition Rates

  • $175 – Registration Fee
  • $150 – Alumni, Adjunct, FFL Rate
  • $75 – VET Rate

***Free for current AUSSW Students with promo-code***


Dr. Trolin

Dr. Tolin is the Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is the President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Past-President of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health. He received the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Psychology from the Connecticut Psychological Association. Dr. Tolin is the author of over 200 scientific journal articles, as well as several books including Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding and CBT for Hoarding Disorder: A Group Therapy Program. Dr. Tolin has been featured on the reality TV series Hoarders, The OCD Project, and My Shopping Addiction, and has been a recurrent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Dr. Oz Show.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued

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Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or sao@adelphi.edu.

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