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Digital Seminar

Hoarding Disorder: Evidence Based Approaches to Help Clients Live Uncluttered Lives

Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D
Approx. 6 Hours
Oct 24, 2023
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Clients who hoard have a million reasons to hold tightly to the collection they’ve amassed. It’s brought them comfort and made them feel safe. It might be useful later. Their memories and very identities are tied to their stuff.

For them, it feels like psychological death to get rid of it – even if it costs them their most precious relationships.

For you, even convincing them it’s a problem can feel insurmountable.

But in the depths of cluttered homes and overwhelmed hearts lie untapped opportunities for healing and transformation.

That’s where this training comes in.

You can get the specific set of skills needed to work with hoarding, one of the most difficult-to-treat mental health conditions.

Watch behavior therapy expert and featured psychologist on TV’s Hoarding: Buried Alive, Dr. Daniel J. Moran, as he shows you how to get inside the minds of clients with hoarding disorder. With specific assessment and treatment tools you can start using right away, you’ll discover how to get beyond the chaos, end ineffective arguments and forced cleanouts that don’t work, and guide your clients towards sustainable change and healing.

Whether you’re working your first case with a hoarder or you’re an experience clinician looking to make your treatment more effective, this training is the perfect fit with everything you need including:

  • Effective strategies to increase clients’ insight and motivation for change
  • How to properly conduct home visits
  • Novel assessment tools to understand the scope of clients’ hoarding and track progress
  • The latest interventions to help clients change their relationship to their stuff

After this dynamic training, you’ll have the assessment and treatment tools you need to help your clients move forward and live a healthy, uncluttered life.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D's Profile

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Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D, is the former president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), the international ACT organization with over 8,000 members worldwide. He co-authored the first case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy entitled ACT in Practice (New Harbinger) and served on the first ACT training committee.

As a recognized ACT trainer in the ACBS community, Dr. Moran has an engaging training style that has led him to be an invited keynote speaker for many events in the last decade. He has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, and The Discovery Channel discussing the treatment of many clinical disorders and has published several articles and book chapters, including publications with CBT pioneer Albert Ellis and ACT pioneer Steven Hayes.

Dr. Moran founded the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, a clinic in Chicagoland, and continues to supervise therapists and treat patients in that organization. His passion is for applying the ACT principles in important areas outside of the clinic, such as the boardroom or construction sites. He established Pickslyde Consulting in order to bring mindfulness and value-directed commitment skills to the workplace in order to improve safety, innovation and leadership. Dr. Moran has utilized ACT in work implementations and clinical training sites on six continents and in all 50 of the United States.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Daniel Moran is the founder, president & CEO of Pickslyde Consulting and the founder of He has employment relationships with Touro University and Dr. Moran receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daniel Moran is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences, the International OCD Foundation, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, and the American Society of Safety Engineers.


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  1. Develop a research-based definition of hoarding disorder and prevalence rates.
  2. Analyze hoarding disorder from a contextual behavioral science perspective.
  3. Recognize effective diagnosis and treatment strategies of hoarding disorder.
  4. Determine assessment tools to use in diagnosing and treatment planning for hoarding clients.
  5. Show how to conduct a home visit assessment.
  6. Determine alternative options to treatment other than a forced cleanout.



Uncovering the Person Who Hoards

  • Functional people who hoard
  • Biopsychosocial model
  • Unique traits of someone who hoards
  • Hoarding vs. OCD
  • Risk factors for hoarding
  • Emotional/psychological impact
  • Implications of diagnosis on public safety
  • Communities & professionals
  • Effects on physical health:
    • Respiratory issues
    • Falling and balance issues
    • Dangers of mold and waste
  • Research limitations and risks


  • Common comorbidities and differential diagnosis issues
  • Hoarding vs. OCD
  • Clutter vs. collecting vs. hoarding
  • Levels of hoarding
  • Risk for cross over hoarding behaviors
    • Alcohol and drug use
    • Animal hoarding

Best-Practices for Home-Visits and Assessments

  • Conduct a home visit
  • What is your Clutter Costing You?
    • Self-evaluation
    • Clutter Checklist and Guidelines
  • Safety and treatment planning
  • Hoarding Behavior Acceptance and Action
  • Questionnaire (HBAAQ)
    • Willingness to accept emotional experiences

Interventions and Strategies to Reduce Acquisitions and Plant the Seed of “Letting Go”

  • Commitment Plan worksheet
  • What is client willing to commit to during de-cluttering phase?
    • Decrease excessive acquisition
    • Discarding or letting go of possessions
    • Increase organization and overall functioning


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Experiential avoidance
  • Lack of awareness Unclear values
  • Unhelpful behaviors
  • Narrowed self-definition
  • Cognitive fusion

Motivational Interviewing

  • Building motivation for change
  • Increasing compliance
  • Strengthening commitment to change

Mindfulness Training

  • Stress reduction
  • Enhancing a here-and-now perspective
  • Increasing acceptance and compliance in vivo de-cluttering

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Exposure & Ritual Prevention
  • Creating a behavior therapy treatment plan
  • Utilizing exposure to broaden valued repertoires

Family & Community Interventions

  • Family Therapy
  • Support Groups
  • Community collaboration/task forces

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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