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Saturday, July 30 • 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Advances in Treatments for Hoarding Disorder: A Closer Look at Our Findings

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Our research panel will present studies aimed at discussing treatment advances for hoarding. Topics will include the resource needs and interventions associated with hoarding across the domains of housing, healthcare, and public safety; research on case management activities and their application to the problem of hoarding by four communities; the Family-As-Motivators Training, a training program for family members aimed to increase treatment-seeking behavior among hoarding patients, and enhance family members' well-being; and the nature of hoarding among youth with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, as well as its response to cognitive-behavioral treatment. The presenters will synthesize these studies and discuss future directions.


Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, LICSW

Christiana Bratiotis, Ph.D., LICSW is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University School of Social Work. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Boston University in the interdisciplinary Social Work and Sociology program. During a Post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University School of Social Work she served as director of the Hoarding Research Project. Dr. Bratiotis provides individual and group CBT for hoarding and offers... Read More →

Chia-Ying Chou, PhD

I have received my PhD degree from University College London, during which my research topic was on trauma and PTSD. I have joined the research team in UCSF since 2014, and have been working as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of hoarding disorder.

Jesse Edsell-Vetter

Jesse Edsell-Vetter is the Hoarding Intervention Coordinator for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. In 2006, he led the establishment of MBHP's Hoarding and Sanitation Initiative after noting an increase in the number of Section 8 recipients losing their homes due to hoarding. Over the past nine years, Edsell-Vetter has provided training, technical assistance, and case consultation to professionals in the United States including... Read More →

Jordana Muroff, PhD, LICSW

Dr. Jordana Muroff is an Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, Clinical Practice Department and is a licensed social worker with extensive clinical experience. Her research and practice interests are in CBT for children and adults with anxiety disorders with a specific interest in OCD and hoarding and the use of technology in assessment and interventions. She has published and presented widely in these... Read More →
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Kiara Timpano, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Miami
Kiara Timpano, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and is the director of the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO). Her research interests are in understanding risk and vulnerability factors that play a role in the etiology, comorbidity, and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, with a particular focus on Hoarding Disorder. From a treatment perspective, Dr... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Marriott Ballroom, 4th Floor

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