The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals – INVALUABLE

The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals, 2011, Oxford University Press, by Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch and Gail Steketee is an invaluable guide to the project-management complexities of providing care to people with hoarding disorder. The authors have created a manual to promote cooperation among, and benefit for, any and all the potential specialists who may be called in to assist in a hoarding situation, from multiple attorneys to animal control officers to firefighters and housing authorities. It’s a phenomenal addition to the library of any and all people who interact with hoarding-disordered individuals in an official capacity. But it can be an equally priceless tool for colleagues, community members, friends and family of a suffering person, a primer for the activities, expectations, potential obstacles and triumphs of working with interested-but-third parties.

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

About Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Virtual Professional Organizer®

Any Comments are subject to Casual Uncluttering’s review and approval before being posted.  Casual Uncluttering reserves the right in its sole discretion to decline to post any comment and Casual Uncluttering may also decide to remove any comment at any time.