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Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook (Treatments That Work) [Kindle Edition]

Gail Steketee , Randy Frost
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Although most people enjoy acquiring and using their possessions and nearly everyone keeps some things they dont need or use, people with compulsive hoarding carry this to an extreme. For them, ridding themselves of extra possessions is emotionally exhausting. Organizing is difficult and resisting the impulse to acquire new things is almost impossible. This book represents more than a decade of research and practice to understand hoarding and develop an effective treatment program that address its many components.

Used in conjunction with the treatment described in the therapist guide, this workbook teaches people how to minimize the negative effect clutter has on their lives, as well as the lives of those close to them. Using effective and practical techniques and skills, this program helps people get used to the idea of sorting, organizing, and gradually removing their unwanted possessions. People who hoard tend to overvalue the importance of the things they own and keep. This book will also help people to recognize errors in their thinking and modify their thoughts and beliefs to more accurately reflect the value of their belongings. Worksheets for developing a personal organization plan and determining categories for filing are also included in this interactive, easy-to-use workbook. With these books, users can be active participants who successfully overcome their compulsive hoarding.

TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!

· All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research

· A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date

· Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available

· Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated

· A companion website ( offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources

· Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

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A welcome guide for clinicians faced with this often daunting problem. Thoughtfully written by authoritative authors. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2033 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 Workbook edition (9 Nov. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SBE94Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #670,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation for the confused practitioner 15 Sept. 2012
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I loved this text. I'm a CBT therapist and have rarely come into contact with none OCD hoarding, if OCD formulations don't seem to fit the client, this text provides an excellent approach to consider. Full of helpful case studies, formulations, diagrams and scaling tools, this text will be of great assistance to any confused therapist.

If you're not a therapist but live with or re someone with a hoarding problem this would be an excellent place to start examining the problem and difficulties you may have.

Well written, easy to understand and follow, this text is suitable for everyone, from carers to experienced professionals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clutter and Hoarding Complusions 28 Dec. 2007
By E. D. Hance - Published on
My best friend is a complusive hoarder. I read this book to learn how to help him. It helped me understand how a person cannot help himself when he starts to collect possessions. He cannot throw things away. This book helped me understand an out-of-control addiction to collecting possessions. I liked the practical suggestions in the workbook.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars provides realistic input 2 May 2010
By Wonder Woman - Published on
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Hoarding is an extremely resistant problem to treat. One treatment tool is to try and develop insight with the client as to how serious the problem is since there is always a huge amount of denial and procrastination. Dr. Frost is the real guru of the disorder.
I am a licensed therapist and I use this tool in my practice.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 2 Oct. 2010
By Mary - Published on
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I am using this book in conjunction with my therapist. It helps focus in on the particular problem an individual has with aquiring and keeping too many things, as well as decision making and organizing. I think it would be helpful to many different types of "hoarders".
The only problem I have found is that the scoring sheet that is supposed to be in the appendix is missing!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoarding Workbook 13 Sept. 2010
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Excellent workbook for in depth understanding of disorder and executable plans and steps towards a solution. Book arrived expeditiously and in excellent condition. Would buy again from this seller.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook (Treatments That Work) by Gail Steketee 8 Feb. 2013
By Alaine Glover - Published on
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I loved this book because it has forms, and helpful notes for the client who hoards. It organizes the steps for the client so everything is written down and can be referred back to as the client needs to be reminded.
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