What Every Professional Organizer* Needs to Know About Hoarding

What Every Professional Organizer* Needs to Know About Hoarding

by Judith Kolberg

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What Every Professional Organizer* Needs to Know About Hoarding by Judith Kolberg

Compulsive hoarding is a complex disorder. This book provides professional organizers, social workers, mental health practitioners and anyone who encounters people who hoard, with the basics about the disorder. You ll learn the psychological underpinnings and the organizational challenges of people who acquire and save so excessively that they undermine the health, safety and comfort of their own home. This is a hopeful book that examines creative collaborative approaches including combinations of organizing and therapy, self-help efforts, support groups and other means for making a difference in the life of a person who hoards. The Foreword is written by Dr. David Tolin, a foremost authority on the topic. The author is Judith Kolberg, the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. If you work with, love or are a person who hoards, this book is for you.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012987679
Publisher: Squall Press
Publication date: 09/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 983,414
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

udith Kolberg is a native of Levittown, New York. She pioneered the Atlanta-based professional organizing company, FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989 following a career in political organizing and office administration in both cities. Though a skillful organizer, it became apparent some of her clients’ needs were unaddressed by traditional organizing. She founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, now the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganized. FileHeads continues to specializes with chronically disorganized people in the business environment. Respected by her peers for her innovative organizing ideas and an ability to forecast future trends, Judith is the recipient of the industry’s highest honors including the prestigious Founder’s Award from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the Highlighter Award from the ICD. Her contribution to the inaugural organizers’ certification program earned her the President’s Award, and she is a former president of the GA chapter.

Judith formed Squall Press to publish her books and has also published with Routledge, a worldwide academic press. Select books are recommended reading by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers and required by the ICD certification program. In all, her books have sold a quarter of million copies in the US, England, Korea, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. Squall Press has also brought other organizer/authors to publication. Judith’s depth of experience and humorous delivery has made her a popular speaker throughout the US live, via teleclass and webinar on a wide range of organization/disorganization topics. Her international engagements have including Amsterdam, Tokyo, Costa Rica and the Bahamas. She is a virtual instructor for Pearson Education, a global education company. Judith has been a featured organizer on The Learning Channel’s “Buried Alive” series and is currently the Director of the Atlanta Hoarding Task Force. She has appeared in more than 80 print, TV, radio and web outlets. A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in Sociology, she currently lives in Atlanta.

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