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Broward County Hoarding Task Force: Web Resources

Hoarding Information Links:


About Hoarding

About Hoarding


Understanding and Treating Hoarding


Diagnosing Hoarding

Hoarding and DSM V


Cluttering, collecting, and hoarding


Hoarding Assessments         

Saving Inventory-Revised (SIR)


Hoarding Rating Scale (HRS)


Clutter Image Rating Scale



What is Hoarding?

The Peace of Mind Foundation asks Dr. Gail Steketee, Dean of Boston University School of Social Work, "What is Hoarding?"

When Stuff Takes Over

What compels hoarders to save every newspaper, cardboard box, and item of clothing? Gail Steketee, a [...]professor of psychology and dean of the School of Social Work, has been studying hoarding for 15 years and is the coauthor of three books on the subject. Her most recent, written with Randy Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College, is "Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things."

Buried Treasures

Gail Steketee, dean ad interim of Boston University's School of Social Work, presents her research on compulsive hoarding behavior. She discusses the features and demographics associated with the disorder and talks about the effectiveness of several therapies, emphasizing the importance of grounding change in the client's personal goals and values.

Hosted by BUSSW Alumni Association on April 5, 2007.