Empowering Communities through Collaboration and Research

April 26-27, 2012 | San Francisco Airport Westin Hotel | 1 Old Bayshore Highway | Millbrae, CA 94030

Presented by:

Mental Health Association of San Francisco in association with the Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering





An Advanced Training for Service Providers
Who Serve Older Adults

This is an extended training based on Dr. Tompkins' presentation entitled,
"Harm Reduction: A Pragmatic Approach to the Problem of Severe Hoarding,"
which he presented at the 14th Annual International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering.


May 23, 2012 | 9:00AM - 4:30PM

St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center, St. Francis Room

1111 Gough Street; San Francisco, CA 94109

Registration Fee is $100.00


Receive a $15.00 discount per regsitrant if you come as a group of 5!

(If more than 5 please contact Mark Salazar at (415) 421-2926 ext. 317 or mark@mha-sf.org)


Registration includes lunch and a copy of the book Digging Out
CEUs available: LCSW, MFT, BSRN, CNA, LPT, LVN

Click here to view more details.



Thank You for Joining us at the 14th Annual

International Conference Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering


On behalf of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) and the Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering, thank you for being a part of our 14th Annual International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering, held April 26th through April 27th, 2012. Over 300 individuals from across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada attended this year’s conference!


The conference’s keynote presentations from Dr. Randy Frost and Lee Shuer on the message of collaboration between clinicians and consumers and from Dr. David Mataix-Cols on the inclusion of Hoarding in the upcoming DSM-V highlighted the ability of this conference to bring a rich diversity of stakeholders into one place to foster learning and dialogue. The 16 breakout sessions provided a spirit of individual empowerment and a new sense of community that will resonate well beyond this conference.


Successful conferences are not just created by organizational staff or advisory committees but by the active participation of those who attend. Thank you for your valuable input and participation throughout the conference.


We look forward to seeing you again next year. We have big plans to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the conference! Until then, we truly hope that you are charged with a new sense of hope, empowerment, and collaboration to share with your respective communities.


Keep an eye on your e-mail as we will be sending
out the dates for next year’s conference in the coming weeks!



View and Print Copies of Presentations


You can request copies of presentations by emailing Mark Salazar

Program Manager of the Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering at mark@mha-sf.org.










Keynote Presentations


Hoarding: Updates and New Directions

Dr. Randy Frost

Smith College


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Lee Shuer

ServiceNet (Northampton, MA)

No PowerPoint was used at this presentation

Hoarding Disorder:

A New Mental Health Disorder in DSM-5

Dr. David Mataix-Cols, PhD.

King's College London



Breakout Presentations


A Community Based Response to Hoarding

Dina Bagues

Darren Johnson

Mary Lewis

Marilyn Milligan, LCSW

Mark Odon, LCSW


A Gathering Storm:

Dealing with Hoarding

Raymond Mailloux, MBA, LNHA, CAPS


Adult Children of Hoarders:

The Lifetime Effects of Having Hoarding Parents Revealed Through Research and One Person's Journey to Self-Healing

Suzanne Chabaud, Ph.D.

Ceci Garrett


Alternative to Eviction:

New Options for Housing Providers and Community Collaboration in Addressing Hoarding

Jesse, Edsell-Vetter


Employment Lay Protection for People with Hoarding Disorders

Marilynn Mika Spencer, Esq.


Harm Reduction:

A Pragmatic Approach to the Problem of Severe Hoarding

Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D.

Due to copyright restrictions only confirmed attendees can receive copies of this presentation. Please contact the ICHC Program Manager Mark Salazar 415-421-2926 ext. 317 or mark@mha-sf.org.

In House Group Treatment for Hoarding and Cluttering

Maria Watson, MA


Our Complicated Relationship (with Stuff)

Lee Shuer

No PowerPoint was used at this presentation

Online CBT-Based Group Interventions

Paula Kotakis





No PowerPoint was used at this presentation

Organizing with Feng Shui as Your Template

Marla Stone, LCSW (Retired)


Peer Response Team:

An MHSA Innovations Project

Jennifer Awa, MPH

John Franklin

MHASF Peer Response Team


Peninsula Community Services:

Help for Hoarders Program

Joanne Chan, Psy.D.

Dana Girard, Psy.D.

Alan Merrifield, CEO

Laura Osborn, Psy.D.


Peril in the Pen:

How Those Little Medical Slips Can Cost Your Patients Their Jobs and Their Insurance

Marilynn Mika Spencer, Esq.


The Hoarding Project:

Compulsive Hoarding, Families, and Communitites

Jennifer Sampson, MFT

Janet Yets, MFT


Thinking About Hoarding:

How Adults Who Hoard Think

Monika Eckfield, RN, Ph.D.

Scott Mackin, Ph.D.

Carol Mathews, Ph.D.


Work with Professional Organizers:

How Can They Help?

Kim Anker-Paddon

Kathleen D. Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.

Caroline Totah




Thank you to this year's sponsors



Thank you to this year's exhibitors

Steri-Clean, Inc. (1-800-HOARDERS)


Institute for Challenging Disorganization


California Hoarding Remediation


Program for Genetics and Epidemiology of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Dept. of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco


Institute on Aging


San Francisco Apartment Association


Peninsula Community Services


Central City Hospitality House