On Demand OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: When Stuff Mounts: The Nature and Evidence-Based Treatment of Hoarding

This presentation was originally reviewed on May 8, 2024, and broadcast live online on May 10, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

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Hoarding Disorder (HD) is a serious psychiatric disorder affecting about 4% of the adult population and costing $2 billion per year in the US alone. HD is characterized by excessively saving possessions, considerable difficulty discarding items, and impairing clutter. It interferes with basic activities (cooking, sleeping) and increases risk of multiple illnesses (poor sanitation, rodent and insect infestations) and injury/death (fires, falls, structural collapse). HD puts multiple parties in jeopardy (family, neighbors, first responders). Evidence for pharmacotherapy and non-specialized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat HD has been mixed, necessitating the creation of a specialized protocol called CBT for HD (CBT-HD). A meta-analysis of 12 clinical trials of CBT-HD (N=232) indicated large within-group effects sizes for reducing overall HD severity (Hedge’s g=.82) and improving the ability to discard items (g=.89). Medium effects were found for reducing acquisition of items (g=.72) and clutter (g=.70). The current presentation defines the nature of hoarding, characterizes its associated features, and provides details about CBT for HD. Information from the presentation will prepare practitioners for recognizing hoarding and its features, as well as for identifying what evidence-based CBT techniques are indicated for the condition. 

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

After this lecture, registrants will be able to:

  1. Define hoarding disorder and characterize how it presents
  2. Explain the associated features of hoarding disorder (e.g., prevalence, course, pathophysiology)
  3. Summarize cognitive-behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder (CBT for HD)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
06/17/2024
Course expires: 
06/15/2026

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About the speaker

Gregory S. Chasson, PhD, ABPP is a licensed clinical psychologist, board certified cognitive-behavioral therapist, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. His clinical work focuses on obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions (including hoarding disorder), autism spectrum conditions, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Chasson is an active clinician, researcher, and trainer with a track record of publishing scientific peer-reviewed research, serving on editorial boards of peer-reviewed scientific journals, and providing treatment workshops for OCD and hoarding around the world. He and his colleague recently published Advances in Psychotherapy: Hoarding Disorder (Hogrefe Publishing), a book to help train professionals on delivering cognitive-behavioral therapy for hoarding.  His research has been published in numerous journals, such as Journal of Psychiatric Research, Clinical Psychology Review, Health Psychology Review, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Behavior Research & Therapy, Depression & Anxiety, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, and Comprehensive Psychiatry.

Dr. Chasson received his BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, after which he earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston. He trained for three years at Harvard Medical School, first as part of a one-year, program-required internship at McLean Hospital and then for two years as a postdoctoral Clinical and Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago, Dr. Chasson was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Towson University in Maryland and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he also served for four years as the Director of Clinical Training of the accredited Clinical Psychology PhD program.

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Gregory S. Chasson, PhD, ABPP, reports receiving royalties from Hogrefe Publishing. He will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation. All relationships have been mitigated through review.  

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.50 Participation
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OCD & Anxiety Lecture Series: When Stuff Mounts: The Nature and Evidence-Based Treatment of Hoarding

Gregory S. Chasson, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Originally reviewed May 8, 2024.
Originally broadcast live May 10, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: June 15, 2026

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