Engaging People Who Hoard: Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques
Next Training - February 22, 2018
One of the most frustrating and demoralizing features of hoarding disorder to clinicians is the steadfast refusal of those with the condition to accept help. Whether the help is in the form of cognitive-behavior therapy, self-help groups, or harm reduction for the problem, clinicians inevitably face reluctance and refusal; anger and push back. At the same time, people who hoard face significant health and safety risks and one out of three with hoarding disorder face imminent eviction from their residences. Engaging People Who Hoard: Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques is a daylong workshop that presents the key principles and strategies of motivational interviewing and its application to people with hoarding behavior. The workshop will include didactic and video instruction, as well as many opportunities to practice motivational interviewing through small-group exercises and role-plays.
Next training: February 22nd, 2018
Individual Rate – $300/person
3-5 Group Registrants – $270/person
6-10 Group Registrants – $255/person
11+ Group Registrants – $240/person
- Attendees will be able to describe the role of low insight in harm potential for people who hoard.
- Attendees will able to describe the stages of change model applied to people who hoard.
- Attendees will be able to describe two strategies to build motivation of people who hoard to accept help.
- Attendees will be able to describe two strategies to maintain motivation of people who hoard through the helping process.
Target Audience and Instructional Level
This introductory-level workshop is appropriate for doctoral and master level clinicians.
|9:00AM - 9:15AM||The Problem - Low Motivation Means Low Help Acceptance
1. Factors that influence low motivation in clients that hoard
2. Low insight and hoarding disorder
|9:15AM - 9:30AM||The Model - Motivation and Change
1. Definition of motivation
2. Stages of change theory
3. Video - Faces of Precontemplation
|9:30AM - 10:15AM||The Approach - Motivational Interviewing
1. Definition of motivational interviewing
2. Attitudes and goals of motivational interviewing
3. Spirit and principles of motivational interviewing
4. Exercise - Signs of readiness for change
|10:15AM - 10:30AM||Break|
|10:30AM - 12:00PM||The Approach - Building Motivation for Change
1. Open-ended questions and affirmations
2. Exercise - Effective Affirmations
3. Reflective listening
4. Exercise - Testing and Forming Reflections
5. Exercise - Deepening Reflections
7. Exercise - Listening for OARS
8. Exercise - Practicing for OARS
|1:00PM - 2:15PM||The Approach - Building Motivation for Change (continued)
1. Signs of readiness for change
2. Preparatory and mobilizing change talk
3. Exercise - Recognizing change talk
4. Eliciting and reinforcing change talk
5. Exercise - 7 minute motivational interview
|2:15PM - 2:30PM||The Approach - Maintaining Motivation for Change
1. Sharing information and sharing a concern
2. Giving advice and opening strategies
|2:30PM - 2:45PM||Break|
|2:45PM - 4:00PM||The Approach - Maintaining Motivation for Change (continued)
1. Strategies for working with ambivalence
2. Exercise - Finding and picking the flowers
3. The key question
4. Addressing the positives
5. Basic strategies for responding to resistance
6. Exercise - The client from hell
Continuing Education (CE) Credit
CE Credits for Psychologist, MFTs, LCSWs – State of California License Only
The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy (Provider Approval No.: CEN034) is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists and Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers who are licensed in the state of California only. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy will issue credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time or leave before the workshop ends will not receive CE credit. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy is approved to offer 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop. The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy cannot grant partial CE credits.
Engaging People Who Hoard: Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques is eligible for 6 Continuing Education credits. The cost per license is $42.00.
About the Trainer
Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13822) and co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy where he specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Tompkins is Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomate and Certified Trainer of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a consultant and trainer for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as seven books, including 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, 2015), a book for clinicians who work with people with severe hoarding behavior. Dr. Tompkins has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on television (The Learning Channel, Arts & Entertainment, Lifetime) and radio (KQED, NPR) and has presented widely on cognitive-behavior therapy, hoarding, and related topics.
Institutional Conflict of Interest Disclosure
The San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy does not receive commercial support for any of the continuing education activities it provides. The Mental Health Association of San Francisco does not receive commercial support for any of the continuing education activities it provides.
Individual Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Joan Davidson, Ph.D., SFBACCT CE Advisory Committee, has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.
Speaker Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts.