Customer Reviews: The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers: For Related Professionals
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on February 17, 2014
As one of many contributors to this book, I had the rare opportunity to see the book as it developed and get a sneak peek at the pre-published book. It is one of a kind. There are no other books available that tackle the scenario of how professionals might work together to help clients whose disorganization is interfering with their well-being. This could be someone who hoards, has executive functioning challenges like AD/HD, a person with depression or anxiety, someone who is having a housing crisis or has a court order to clean up his or her home. People in these situations need the help of many different professionals--such as social workers, mental health professionals, physicians, hoarding task forces, government agencies, cleaning services, and many others. This book answers the question of "How can these different providers work together?"

Editor Phyllis Flood Knerr and the over 50 contributing authors explore collaborative methods in a variety of different scenarios. The book details several collaborative approaches (from a little interaction to a lot), brings up thought-provoking case studies, and gives practical tips on how to start collaborating. It also provides resources for more information about what trained professional organizers do. If you have clients with disorganization that interferes with their treatment or their well-being, then this is THE book to buy to discover how you can create a team to help them.
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This book, written and edited by organizing specialists, ADHD experts and mental health therapists, is a primer for people who are trying to understand the basic necessities for, techniques used in, and benefits to team-oriented service provision for individuals who suffer from particularly complex organizing challenges. Its primary audiences are service providers such as counselors and in-house caregivers, and professional organizers, but it can be of value to the primary caretakers, friends, and colleagues of those who struggle with brain injuries, chronic illness and other conditions which can impact someone's ability to create and maintain time management systems, physical storage structures, or control over their possessions.
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on August 6, 2014
As a 20-yr. industry leader and co-contributor to this book, I can say with all sincerity that I'm filled with pride every time I turn to another page! This guide book is chock full of rich content and is an outstanding resource for all mental health practitioners and other professionally related fields who work with the chronically disorganized population. From cover to cover this book is a fabulous representation of the professional organizing field, particularly those who are trained through the Institue For Challenging Disorganization (ICD). It's not about 'the stuff!' This book is about understanding the people and demonstrating effective methods and approaches for overcomming the many challenges affecting the chronically disorganized population. A must read for anyone interested in learning more on the subject.
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on August 17, 2014
A must read for any Professional Organizer.
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