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A growing concern for property managers and housing support staff is the number is cases of compulsive hoarding and how to effectively intervene with severe cases of Hoarding Disorder. Research has demonstrated that rapid clean-outs result in a 97% re-acquiring rate. It is imperative that we find alternative approaches of therapeutically supporting individuals living with Hoarding Disorder. One such model exists that continues to demonstrate high levels of effectiveness.
This workshop is dedicated to learning about Hoarding Disorder as a treatable mental illness, understanding the developmental processes associated with Hoarding Disorder, and how to effectively apply addictions recovery principles to this challenging mental illness.
NOTE: This is an interactive, virtual workshop, which is different from a webinar. Participants will be expected to participate through voice and video, and to engage with each other and the facilitator in large and small group discussions, to learn from each other and practice skill development.
Introduction to Hoarding Disorder
Housing Support Staff, Housing Managers, Community Relations Workers, Housing Providers.
Four, three-hour and two, two-hour online workshops over the course of two weeks.
Workshop Dates and Registration
All sessions in Eastern Standard Time.
September 11 - 19, 2023
Part 1: Monday, September 11 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 2: Tuesday, September 12 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 3: Thursday, September 14 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 4: Friday, September 15 | 9:00 – 12:00
Part 5: Monday, September 18 | 10:00 – 12:00
Part 6: Tuesday, September 19 | 10:00 – 12:00
Registration cut off: Thursday, September 7
Members: $350 + HST
Non-Members: $455 + HST
OMSSA will be hosting this virtual workshop using Zoom, an online, interactive platform that you can join straight from your web browser, or by downloading 'Zoom Client for Meetings' on your computer or tablet.
Participants will be expected to join the workshop via both video and audio. Participants should therefore have access to a desktop computer, laptop computer or tablet with:
a webcam or built-in camera
a built-in microphone or a headphone jack where you can plug in a headset or earphones
We strongly recommend that participants use a headset or earphones with a built-in microphone in order to limit background noise.
System requirements: Click here for more detailed information on system requirements from Zoom.
Megan Phillips is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working in multiple roles within community and social services. As a former Case Worker and Manager with Ontario Works, as well as a Concurrent Disorders Specialist in a community mental health program, Megan utilizes her additional award-winning experience in instructing post-secondary education to bring captivating, illustrative, relevant, and humorous educational seminars to a variety of non-profit agencies and organizations.
As an experienced presenter, Megan has dedicated herself to the educational advancement and enhancement of her fellow colleagues and community professionals in areas such as Motivational Interviewing, Burnout, Resiliency Building, PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Working with Clients with Multiple Barriers.