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Cost: $10.00





Thursday, May 11, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*2.0 hrs. Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Credits Available
**2.0 hrs. Social Work Continuing Education Credits Available

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the
Robert C. Hoffman Foundation Charitable Endowment Trust



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Description: Hoarding disorder is an increasing problem and is especially visible in the older adult population. It can produce several significant health risks and lead to increased interpersonal problems and isolation for older adults. This training will review the diagnostic criteria for hoarding disorder, as well as other common behaviors and cognitions observed in the disorder. Prevalence and special considerations in the older adult population will be discussed. The training will also review assessments commonly used to identify and treat hoarding disorder. Specific treatment interventions that have shown to be effective with the general population and the older adult population specifically will be discussed in detail and practical application. 


  • Participants will learn how hoarding is defined, diagnosed and common features in the disorder.
  • Participants will learn how hoarding disorder presents in older adults, and its prevalence.
  • Participants will learn what types of interventions work best for treating hoarding disorder, across older adult populations and other populations.

Target Audience: Training is geared more towards professionals, and those working with seniors that exhibit symptoms of hoarding disorder, not just messy or cluttered house/ lifestyle. Some of the interventions may be useful for working with anyone de-cluttering or downsizing, but the target audience is generally for helpers, not seniors themselves.


“Attendance of this activity can earn 2.0 nursing contact hours through Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing  for participants who hold a valid RN license, attend the entire program, and complete the evaluation at the end of the program. Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 1.5 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”


Facilitator: Erin Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts, with a Masters in Psychology. Erin currently works for Penn State College of Medicine/ Hershey Medical Center with the Division of Autism within the Department of Psychiatry.  Erin and PennCares Support Services have worked together for many years developing trainings encompassing older adults and issues surrounding behavioral health. Erin has worked with children with autism and other mental health diagnoses across a variety of services, including specialized schooling, home and community BHRS services, intensive family based mental health services and currently outpatient services. Erin has also worked with adults, in community, home and work settings, with autism and co-morbid mood and mental health diagnoses, as well as hoarding behaviors and anxiety, depression and matters surrounding suicide.  In supervisory positions, Erin has provided a large variety of trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver positions.


May 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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