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.
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About the Author
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.