From Challenge to Hope - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

From Challenge to Hope

A web series on hoarding disorder presented by JFCS in partnership with the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force

Hoarding Treatment: Motivational Strategies and CBT Methods
Gail Steketee, PhD

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020 – 9:30am–12pm
Moderated by: David Wengert, Community Legal Services

Gail Steketee, PhD, is the Dean of Boston University’s School of Social Work and author of Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Hoarding. Dr. Steketee currently researches assessment and treatment of hoarding disorder in adults at Smith College and Hartford Hospital. She is an elected fellow and Vice President of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW).


When Safe is Good Enough: A Harm Reduction Approach to Severe Hoarding
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 – 9:30am–12pm
Moderated by: Yasmin Goodman, NAPO-ICD

Michael A. Tompkins (PSY13822), PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist and board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is the co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomat and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a trainer and consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior. He received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in innovation, treatment, and research in the field of hoarding and cluttering by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.

White Walls: Hoarding, Antihoarding, and the Search for Home
Judy Batalion, PhD

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 9:30–11am
Moderated by: Dara Leinweber, JFCS Hoarding Support Care Manager

Judy Batalion’s first book, White Walls: A Memoir about Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between, was optioned by Warner Brothers for whom Judy is currently developing the TV show “Cluttered.” Her essays about mental health have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, Salon, the Forward and many other publications.



Cost: $35 per webinar or $75 for all 3

For questions or more information, call 267-256-2250

For additional information, please visit the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force. Their comprehensive guide to resources can be found here.

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