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Hoarding Disorder: The Diagnosis they Never Taught You in Graduate School presented by Annette R. Perot, Ph.D


WhereUNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work Online Training Activity

Continuing Education:  2 hours

Fees:  $35/workshop 

Free of charge to UNC SSW Field Instructors and Task Supervisors (obtain coupon code from Field Office). Free of charge for current UNC SSW students, faculty and staff.

**This is an Intermediate Level Course**

Description: Hoarding Disorder has only recently been officially recognized as a disorder in the DSM-5 (2013).  Given this, few mental health professionals have received training in what constitutes Hoarding Disorder and how to treat this challenging mental health issue.  This workshop will cover factors that contribute to the development of Hoarding Disorder.  The program will also focus on key components in the cognitive-behavioral treatment model and interventions developed by Steketee & Frost (2007), including video demonstrations.


annette-work-179x300Annette R. Perot, Ph.D is a licensed psychologist in Durham, NC.  For the past 20 years, she has specialized in working with adults with anxiety disorders, OCD, and related issues, such as Hoarding Disorder and Trichotillomania.  Dr. Perot is past president of the North Carolina Psychological Association and currently serves on the Board of OCD North Carolina, an Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.



HandoutsFull size color slides || Printable handouts: 3 per page with note space or 6 slides per page


  1. DSM-5 criteria for Hoarding Disorder
  2. Important aspects of HD (e.g., typical features, comorbidity, consequences)
  3. Case presentation of “Mary” to illustrate aspects of HD and treatment
  4. Specific aspects of CBT for HD

Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to

1. Identify the clinical features of Hoarding Disorder, including the DSM-5 criteria for its diagnosis.

2. Identify key features in compulsive hoarding and in those who compulsively hoard.

3. Describe the components of cognitive-behavioral treatment and interventions specific to Hoarding Disorder.

4. Describe ways to enhance motivation in those who compulsively hoard.


  • Frost, R.O., Steketee, G., and Tolin, D.F. (2011).  Comorbidity in hoarding disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 28(10), 876-884.
  • Steketee, G., and Frost, R.O. (2014).  Treatment for hoarding disorder: Therapist guide (2nded.).  Oxford University Press.
  • Steketee, G., Frost, R.O., Tolin, D.F., Rasmussen, J.,  and Brown, T.A. (2010). Waitlist-controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy for hoarding disorder.   Depression & Anxiety, 27(5), 476-484.
  • Additional resources on treating hoarding disorder


Payment and refund policies:  No refunds. You may transfer to a different lecture if you choose to do so. Please contact Deborah Barrett, Ph.D., LCSW at or (919) 843-5818 to make arrangements, or if you have any other questions.

Certificate of Completion:

Upon completion of this course participant will be directed to complete a posttest and evaluation of the course. If participant does not complete the evaluation or posttest certificate will not be issued.

Information on Continuing Educational Credit:

Contact hours provided for LCSWs and LMFTs hours

CEU: Two Contact Hours per event

2 Contact Hours from UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

2 Contact Hours NBCC (provider #6642) The UNC School of Social Work is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  

Each clinical lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and the UNC School of Social Work. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Each workshop is offered for 2 Hours of continuing education credit.

 Attendance Policy: – To receive credit, you must complete the entire session. No partial credit will be given.  

Additional questions? Contact Deborah Barrett, PhD, LCSW at or 919-843-5818