This workshop is designed to raise awareness of hoarding and squalor and provides some practical guidance on best practice responses.
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Since the publication of DSM5, Hoarding Disorder has been classified as a diagnosable mental illness. In some cases it can lead to situations where a person is living in squalor. This behaviour causes problems that are of concern to a wide range of organisations and services including housing services, community health agencies, environmental health agencies, the fire services, police, animal protection agencies and more.
At the completion of this Workshop you should be able to:
Describe why people hoard
Describe the psychology behind hoarding
Identify hoarding and squalor triggers and signposts
Identify dangers and minimise risk
Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships
Use accepted tools and techniques
A 3.5-hour online workshop sessions via Zoom
Participants need access to PC/Laptop with speakers, microphone and webcam
Who should attend:
This workshop is suitable for any front-line staff.
Ian has run his private practice Goodhardt Consulting for over thirty years, offering counselling as well as conflict resolution services and in recent years more and more training in areas such as mental health, conflict resolution skills, hoarding & squalor and trauma informed practice.
His clients range for multi-national companies to small not-for-profits and he has extensive experience providing training to the housing sector.