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Mon, Mar 28


Virtual Training Session

Hoarding | Level 2

IMPORTANT - Due to the limited number of spaces, this training is reserved for ODSN member agencies ONLY. 2 HALF-DAYS : March 28th and March 29th 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM (both days)

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Hoarding | Level 2
Hoarding | Level 2

Time & Location

Mar 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – Mar 29, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Training Session

About the Event


Prerequisite: Hoarding Level 1 | offered on February 14th & 15th 

Please ensure you are registered and have completed Hoarding Level 1 prior to completing this course. 

Building on Hoarding Level 1 now being clear about what Hoarding is and how complex it can be, the question is; Now what do you do about it? This advanced workshop will help organizations understand what role they can take in a co-ordinated response. Clear, proven strategies are taught to respond to the wide variety of situations and client needs you encounter daily with your clients who Hoard.


  • Characteristics of those who hoard
  • Deeper understanding of hoarding behaviour
  • Axis 1 and Axis 2 disorders and their potential relationship to hoarding
  • A comparison of best-source hoarding research and more effective intervention styles and strategies
  • Hoarding and special needs groups
  • Understanding the process of hoarding
  • Hoarding and distorted beliefs
  • Mandated and non-mandated interventions with and without insight
  • Supporting change behaviour
  • Comparing differing counseling models (cognitive behavioural, neuro-lingustic programming, brief therapy)
  • Preventing relapse
  • Tools to serve you and your client better
  • Building partnerships
  • Coalition building (optional but recommended)
  • Tools to give you a two-year "leg-up" on building a local coalition for more effective collaboration


This training event is held over two half-days. Participation in both sessions is mandatory.

Please mark your calendars for both days! 

Part 1: March 28th | 1 PM to 4 PM

Part 2:  March 29th | 1 PM to 4 PM


Elaine Birchall holds a graduate degree (Masters of Social Work) from St. Patrick's College, Ottawa, Ontario, an institution with a long and honoured reputation of commitment to community.

A registered social worker with many years of experience, Elaine has dedicated her life to counselling individuals through difficult transitions in their lives.

Through her professional training and tenure with the first Canadian Hoarding Coalition, Elaine has developed specialized expertise on hoarding behaviour, including an extensive broad based network of community support and services.

Elaine is also the founding force behind the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition, which she led for two years. She is currently developing an Ontario wide Hoarding support initiative, tentatively titled “Ontario Roundtable on Hoarding.

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