About The Course

Date:  November 10th,2022

Location: Remotely Via Zoom (A Zoom Link will be posted in our curriculum *access to view will be given once enrolled)

Time:  9:00AM - 1:00PM PST

Course Description: Hoarding behavior in older adults presents special challenges for practitioners and family members. Careful assessment and treatment planning is essential in treating the disorder. Clinicians attending this seminar will learn about the etiology of hoarding, as well as screening and assessment of hoarding behavior. Evidenced-based cognitive and behavioral interventions will be a focus and best practices to increase success will be highlighted.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the etiology of hoarding disorder.
  • Articulate a thorough assessment model and diagnostic formulation.
  • Critically analyze and implement best practices and interventions to treat hoarding behaviors.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.