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Workshop for Social Workers and other professionals

Posted: 14 January 2014 - 09:08 AM
Workshop: "Hoarding: A Collector's Guide To Symptoms, Prevalence, and Treatment Approaches" at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. February 21, 2014 from 9am-3pm.

Until recently, hoarding behavior has been regarded as a subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and has been understood within this context. However, the new DSM-5 (2013) introduced hoarding as its own distinct disorder. This addition follows decades of research on the diagnostic features and subtypes, prevalence, clinical conceptualization and treatment of hoarding. This workshop will focus on helping attendees gain an understanding of the features and subtypes of hoarding, be able to diagnose hoarding based on the new DSM-5 criteria, and understand the various demographic, psychological, medical and interpersonal/family factors that are present in hoarding. Attendees will also be introduced to the cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) model and intervention for hoarding developed by Steketee & Frost (2007), and learn the various factors that are necessary for successful treatment of this complex disorder.

Dena Rabinowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, is the founder and clinical director of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology of NY, PC, a private practice specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, with offices in New York City and Westchester. Board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology, she is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an adjunct faculty member at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, where she teaches an advanced CBT course and supervises doctoral students. She is also past membership chair of NYC-CBT, a professional organization for CBT practitioners. Dr. Rabinowitz received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and Ph.D. from St. John's University.

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