Certificate of Study in Understanding Hoarding Behavior

Certificate Description

This Certificate covers the specialized needs and issues with working with the client with hoarding issues.
Subscribers who hold this Certificate understand the definition of hoarding disorder, characteristics of clients with hoarding behavior, and the likelihood of conditions that are co-morbid with hoarding disorder.  They are aware of effective treatment strategies recommended by mental health professionals for hoarding disorder and effective organizing strategies for use with the client with hoarding behavior. They can identify resources available to help in hoarding situations. They are keenly aware of safety issues and can identify their own limits in working with clients displaying hoarding behavior.
An ICD subscriber who has earned the Level I Certificate of Study in Understanding Hoarding Behavior has completed 6 hours of education in this area in addition to 6 hours of general education in Chronic Disorganization.

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The requirements of this certificate are

  • Be a current ICD subscriber
  • Have earned and submitted the Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization
  • Attend six specialized classes that earn HRD credit,  available in the Certificate of Study in Hoarding Behavior in the ICD Vault,
    from the examples below:
    • Understanding the ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale®  (required class)
    • Introduction to Hoarding (required class)
    • Updates in Hoarding Disorder
    • Increasing the Hoarding Client's Readiness for Change
    • Uncovering the Elephant in the Room: Hoarding's Impact on Families
    • Solutions for Hoarding: Alternatives to Rapid Clear Out

  • Complete a Certificate of Study Application online.

Please note

  • Class credits are good for three (3) years.
  • Classes can be applied to a maximum of two (2) different certificates. However, the same class cannot be applied to both the Level I Certificate of Study, and the Level II Specialist Certificate within the same subject area.
  • For any questions regarding applications, please contact [email protected].