Rebecca J. Kuehl
Frost, R. O., Kyrios, M., McCarthy, K. D., & Matthews, Y. (2007). Self‐ambivalence and attachment to possessions. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21(3), 232‐242
This article reviews how Group CBT interventions have been successful in alleviating symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders, such as major depression and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder. Specialized group CBT protocol has been developed to treat hoarding which characterized by excessive clutter in the home, difficulty discarding objects that appear of little value, and often excessive acquisition, resulting in significant distress and/or impairment. Individual CBT for hoarding have shown positive effects. An examination of group process factors relevant to hoarding, however, is critical in order to further understand and tailor group interventions for this complex problem.
Frost, R. (2006‐2007, winter). Clutter gone wild. Smith Alumnae Quarterly Online.
This resource provides a comprehensive overview from Frost on hoarding and development of his Clutter Image Rating Scale, including sidebar on how he and his team treat hoarding. This may be an effective tool for individuals working with individuals who are Hoarders. I would like to learn more about how family members, case managers, therapists could use this tool when working with individuals with hoarding disorders to identify the issue.
Saxena, S., & Maidment, K. M. (2004). Treatment of compulsive hoarding. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60(11), 1143‐1154.
This article reviews the state of understanding of hoarding. Includes discussion of the use of cognitive‐behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention to address hoarding‐related cognitions and behaviors.
Steketee, G., & Frost, R. O. (2007). Compulsive hoarding and acquiring therapist guide. New…