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Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Workbook (Treatments That Work) Paperback – December 7, 2006

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

About the Author

Gail Steketee is a Professor, School of Social Work, Boston University. Randy Frost is a Professor, Department of Psychology, Smith College.

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Product Details

  • Series: Treatments That Work
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 Workbook edition (December 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195310551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195310559
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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80 of 95 people found the following review helpful By E. D. Hance on December 27, 2007
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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.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Wonder Woman on May 1, 2010
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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.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mary on October 2, 2010
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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!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Soup on September 13, 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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alaine Glover on February 7, 2013
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda on September 5, 2013
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I purchased this workbook, in addition to the book that goes with it, Buried in Treasures. In addition to text discussing compulsive hoarding and acquiring, there are worksheets where the reader can examine their thoughts and feelings about "things" and consider what role having, saving, and or purchasing these "things" fills for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Elizz on July 1, 2013
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Excellent explanations of issues and serious workbook for those willing to conquer clutter. Charts are also available online for reprint. It's not a book for reading, but working.
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This book is meant to be used by the "student" (ie person who hoards, and wants to make changes.) It is based on Frost and Steketee's book called "Buried in Treasures" and it is the accompanying workbook. There is also a therapist's guide/manual, assuming you are lucky enough to have a caring and understanding therapist who is familiar with working with hoarders, or at least willing to use this format. Unless the person has made inner changes that facilitate the sustained consistent actions and re-education of thinking, the hoarder will just re-hoard (as in the instance of a forced cleanout). IMO this is the best book on the subject. Frost and Steketee even have a book for relatives and friends of hoarders. There are 2 other book I'd recommend for the hoarder, along with these.Both are by Brooks Palmer, who seems to have the knack for getting inside the heads (and hearts) of clutterers and stuck people. This is the "army" you need to break the vicious cycle, if you are a hoarder. If you are family or a friend of a hoarder, get some books that help you understand the nature of hoarding - and take care of yourselves. It's a tough road for all involved.
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