I began by taking six tele classes focused on working with CD and clients with hoarding tendencies.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: When Environmentalism Goes Wrong with CD Clients (HRD-445)
- Harm Reduction (HRD-450)
- Collaboration with The Hoarding Project: A Case Study (HRD-460)
- When Things Go Wrong: A Discussion of "Failed" Client Experiences (ADM-345)
- How to Assess Hoarding at Home Before it Threatens an Elder’s Right to Age in Place (AGE-155)
In addition to taking the classes, I read the following books to prepare to take my written exam in April at the NAPO 2015 conference.
- Overcoming compulsive hoarding, by Fugen Neziroglu, Jerome Bubrick and Jose Yaryura-Tobias, 2004.
- Compulsive hoarding and acquiring workbook, by Gail Steketee & Randy O. Frost, 2007.
- Murphy, T. W. (2009). Life in rewind: The story of a young courageous man who persevered over OCD and the Harvard doctor who broke all the rules to help him, by Terry Weible Murphy, 2009.
- Buried in treasures: Help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding, by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, & Gail Steketee, 2007.
- Digging out: Helping your loved one manage clutter, hoarding, and compulsive acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins, & Tamara L. Hartl, 2009.