Helping People who Hoard: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Speaker: Michael Tompkins, PhD, ABPP
The refusal of people who hoard to accept help for the hoarding problem is one of the most frustrating features of the condition for friends and family members. In this video, participants will learn relational factors that contribute to help-refusal behaviors, alternatives to the nagging, pleading, and threatening family members. The video also includes strategies to repair relationships that are damaged as family members attempt to force change.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is the author of Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring (with Tamara L. Hartl) (New Harbinger, 2009) and the Clinician’s Guide to Severe Hoarding: A Harm Reduction Approach (Springer, 2014). Dr. Tompkins has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of managing hoarding behaviors through a harm reduction approach.