Safety Day Webinar Series2018-12-18T13:20:01+00:00

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The Clutter Movement, THP Consulting, and Clutter Cutters                    present a 6-week webinar series:

“Safety Day: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Coordinated Cleanout Interventions for Severe Hoarding Situations”

Want more effective outcomes when addressing severe hoarding situations in your community? Reserve your spot today and share this unique training opportunity with the agencies and professionals you coordinate with most.

Developing a team of community partners, working with the same approach and knowledge base, increases the probability of successful outcomes for both the resident and the community.


Each Friday from January 11th through February 15th      10:00am-11:30am PST.

Go in-depth for your continued professional development on navigating severe hoarding cases with a mental health and public safety focus. Through this series, participants will gain an understanding of a comprehensive framework and application of a coordinated “Safety Day” process for severe levels of hoarding intervention.

What you’ll get:

  • Six 90-minute live webinars over a 6-week period

  • Opportunity for interactive Q&A during each live session

  • Networking opportunities through a private Facebook group for all registrants during and after the 6-week series

  • Exclusive access to webinar recordings for future reference

  • Certificate of Participation for you to submit for CEUs

Not able to attend all 6 weeks LIVE? No problem! Webinar recordings will be available for later viewing for all registered attendees.

Registration is now open for this exciting webinar learning opportunity.

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Spaces are limited.

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Webinar Series Topics by Week:

Week 1: Friday, January 11th, 2019- 10:00am-11:30am PST

Leslie Shapiro, MA

Foundations of Hoarding Disorder and Introduction to Harm Reduction for Severe Hoarding Situations

    Hoarding Disorder is a unique psychiatric condition that has long been misunderstood, undiagnosed, and untreated. People who hoard most often do not reach out for help. Over time, they may become socially isolated and lose their ability to function in daily life.  Their unwillingness to part with possessions, even those perceived by others as having no value, can try the patience of friends and family members. Frustration also abounds in neighborhoods and communities forced to deal with a hoarding problem. In this introductory session, participants will learn the background information on Hoarding Disorder, the mental health and public safety issues related to hoarding behaviors, how to assess and treat using a harm reduction approach.

Week 2: Friday, January 18th, 2019- 10:00am-11:30am PST

Jennifer Sampson, PhD

Intro to Safety Day: An Application of Disaster Psychology to Hoarding Cleanout Interventions

In this session, participants will learn the history of Disaster Psychology and understand its implications in the area of hoarding clean-outs. The presenter will introduce the concept of a “Safety Day” intervention, a trauma-informed mental health approach to navigating mandatory cleanouts in severe hoarding situations.

Week 3: Friday, January 25th, 2019- 10:00am-11:30am PST

Marnie Matthews, MSW, LICSW

Safety Day Process Part One: The Preparation Phase

        In this session, participants will learn how empathy and empowerment work together to effectively engage both the resident and the team in the Safety Day Process. The presenter will discuss the development and implementation of a collaborative action plan using tools and strategies based on the harm reduction approach. Additionally, strategies on organizing, managing, and supporting the Safety Day team, including the resident, will be reviewed.

Week 4: Friday, February 1st, 2019- 10:00am-11:30am PST

Terina Bainter, CPO

Safety Day Process Part Two: The Crisis Phase

In this session participants will learn the hands on work needed to organize, manage, support, and maneuver the home and volunteers; with a step by step process that brings a hoarded home to a point of safe.  We will define what goals will be reached and what success looks like for the day, while managing expectations of the volunteers, clients and yourself. Finally we will explore what support you and your team need throughout the day, celebrating success, stress debriefing and what to do when the unexpected happens. (which it always does)

Week 5: Friday, February 8th, 2019- 10:00am-11:30am PST

Leslie Shapiro, Jennifer Sampson, Marnie Mathews, and Terina Bainter

Safety Day Part Three: Recovery Phase

This session will review the Recovery Phase of the Safety Day Process, including exploring the psychological responses and needs of individuals who hoard during this phase. Participants will learn to develop plans for supportive intervention and transition to longer term treatment. The presenters will offer opportunities to discuss challenges specific to the Recovery Phase and review the implementation of sustainability plans for hoarding clients in various housing arrangements.

Week 6: Friday, February 15th, 2019- 10:00am-11:30am PST

Panel Discussion

This session will host a panel of various professionals who are common stakeholders in mandatory hoarding cleanouts, including cleaning companies, property managers, resident service coordinators, code enforcement, and animal control officers. Panel presenters will discuss their perspectives and objectives for hoarding cleanouts and will answer live questions from the attendees.

Marnie Matthews, MSW, LICSW
Marnie is the founder of The Clutter Movement (TCM), an online resource for individuals and family members affected by clutter in addition to professionals who, through their work, come across hoarding situations. Prior to TCM, Marnie was Clinical and Program director for North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering. Marnie speaks regularly across the U.S. on all aspects of hoarding disorder and developed the Uniform Inspection Checklist, a standardized & objective tool for assessing & managing hoarding cases. Marnie is VP of the Board of Directors for The Hoarding Project, a member of the Middle TN Hoarding Task Force, and currently works as a therapist at the Nashville OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center and a Graduate Level SW Field Instructor.
Jennifer Sampson, PhD
Jennifer Sampson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Executive Director of The Hoarding Project. She is a Core Faculty member and Program Director of the Couples and Family Therapy Program at Antioch University Seattle. Her research interests involve the influence of family and life experiences on hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She currently practices therapy in her group practice in Tacoma, Washington.
Terina Bainter, CPO, COC, ACC
Terina Bainter is a Certified Professional Organizer, Certified Organizer Coach and owner of Clutter Cutters, LLC, a Professional Organizing Company.  She specializes in working with clients with brain based differences such as Hoarding Disorder, Chronic Disorganization, and ADHD. She use the three stage process of Awareness, Action, and Learning to help people explore and transform their habits and beliefs related to their living environments, possessions, and overall sense of control.  Since 2016 she has been a Board Member with The Hoarding Project, and has been a member of the King-Pierce County Hoarding Taskforce since its inception in 2013.
Leslie Shapiro, MA
Leslie Shapiro is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington State. Leslie currently serves as educator, educational outreach coordinator, and staff consultant for The Hoarding Project in Tacoma, and serves as a member of the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force in Western Washington.

Registration is now open for this exciting webinar learning opportunity.

Click this link to Register today!

Spaces are limited.

Please email for more information.