Conceptualizing and Treating the Chaos - Behavioral Health Seminar
A Complex and Unique Disorder
Current treatments for hoarding have been vastly ineffective due in part to a
lack of formal definition of the diagnostic criteria, deficits of applied
research, faulty case conceptualization, and scant treatment interventions. The
continual increase of media attention brings an onslaught of clients seeking
clinical interventions from professional mental health care providers who are
vastly unprepared to treat this rapidly growing and misunderstood population.
Although hoarding has traditionally been considered a symptom dimension within
OCD and OCPD, recent research and evidence strongly suggest otherwise. Patients
who hoard do not respond similarly to the psychotherapies or pharmacological
treatments used for other OCD manifestations. Instead, a multimodal
cognitive-behavioral and medication approach has been shown to have a much
greater success rate in the treatment of compulsive hoarding.
This seminar helps participants conceptualize the chaos specific to hoarding and
learn treatment strategies that actually improve patient outcomes. Course work
delves into the phenomenology associated with hoarding and OCD and investigates
their similarities and differences. This seminar covers both assessment and
interventions, including case studies that illustrate the findings and prepare
you to truly help your clients who hoard. Participants benefit from videos,
group exercises, and adult learning theory methods. Don't miss this valuable
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Recognize the behavioral and cognitive symptoms associated with hoarding
Identify the unique complex characteristics of hoarding, including brain
Gain an overview of cognitive-behavioral and biopsychosocial perspectives on
hoarding including etiological theories, possible vulnerability factors, course
of disorder over the lifetime, and the impact of age and gender
Distinguish Axis I OCD from Axis II Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
(OCPD) and the proposed criteria revision for DSM-5
Determine what diagnostic tools can assist in proper assessment
Discuss specific interventions for hoarding that are used by top researchers
Gain confidence with treatment planning for hoarding clients
KACZMAREK, PsyD, LPC, is a licensed psychologist and professional counselor
with over 20 years of experience. She earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
from Roosevelt University in Chicago as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical
Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Dr. Kaczmarek's
expertise includes Hoarding, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic,
Phobias, OC Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Her doctoral dissertation was entitled Conceptualizing the Chaos behind
Compulsive Hoarding: Nosological Considerations, Clinical Implications, and
Dr. Kaczmarek's previous academia training includes an externship in adult
neuropsychology at The Memory Center: The University of Chicago Center for
Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders as well as a full year
externship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Stone Institute of Psychiatry
Outpatient Treatment Center in Chicago. She completed her clinical psychology
internship and post-doc years at a large non-profit hospital consortium in
Wisconsin where she currently works with patients in an outpatient setting.
Additionally, she sees patients and provides training and consulting through her
private practice Pronk Professional Services, LLC.
Dr. Kaczmarek received specialized training in treating OCD from the BTTI
(Behavior Therapy Training Institute) and International OCD Foundation, which
address such challenging issues as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
Compulsive Hoarding Disorder, and a variety of OC Spectrum Disorders
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Licensed Professional Counselors
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
Primary Care Physicians
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to
sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education
Provider Program (Provider #369).This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
(NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the
program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this
Cross Country Education is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor
approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
(license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six (6) contact hours of
continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should
contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing
education requirements for licensure renewal.
Cross Country Education is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for marriage and family therapist.
Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal.
This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development
requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this
information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional
development/continuing education credit.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM