Compulsive Hoarding Training 2020 with Staffordshire County Council

Hello faithful followers of my blog,

Here we are in 2020 and it’s February already! How did that happen? This year (so far) I’ve delivered; ‘Inspiring Change’ – Motivational Interviewing, ‘Lost’ – recognising and responding to loneliness and of course the extremely popular ‘Trapped and Drowning in My Things’ working with hoarding compulsion.

I recently trained some of the troops from Staffordshire County Council, all of whom were very impressed with my newly revamped hoarding course. I’ve included the aim and objectives of the course below, and remember if you wish to book my services, I’ll create some bespoke short films just for you! My Staffs County Council learners were horrified by the utterly dreadful ‘Greg’ in my new hoarding film, ‘Joan and her support worker…’ Just as well the dynamic and inspirational staff from the council are on hand to ensure that people like Joan get the support they need.

Aim: To set out a successful approach to identifying and responding to hoarding behaviour, ensuring that each hoarding case can be dealt with in an effective and co-ordinated way.

Objectives: By the end of the one day’s training session you will have

  1. Described the characteristics of somebody with hoarding compulsion

  2. Identified how to recognise hoarding behaviour

  3. Demonstrated how to successfully use the clutter rating scale

  4. Explored ambivalence, intervention, sustain talk, procrastination and support measures

  5. Recognised the difficulty in discussing hoarding with customers (the elephant in the room)

  6. Discussed fire hazards, fire safety and safe egress

  7. Explored the enforcement actions available to you.

Here is the feedback:

“The best training I have ever been on. I learned so much, informative and interesting, non-oppressive and funny! I would recommend this training to everyone.” Julia

“Excellent, really good information, feel much more quipped to support people who are hoarding. The trainer, Steven kept us all engaged for the whole day.” Janine

“This was a really interesting training event. It covered all areas I was hoping to learn from. The trainer (Steven) kept it entertaining and informative all at the same time. I will be recommending his training.” Sarah

“Brilliant training, very informative and interesting, I would highly recommend Steven.” Rachel

“Absolutely fascinating, gave me lots to think about and reflect on my own practice. This course increased my knowledge and I will apply to my practice. Thank you.” Emily

“Excellent training, informative and delivered by an excellent trainer with excellent materials. Steven captivated and involved all participants.” Gail

“Excellent trainer and great learning materials, Steven got everyone involved and shared his knowledge of hoarding.” Nicola

“I really enjoyed the training; I wasn’t expecting so much information and I have learned so much. I will be using the skills going forward.” Natalie

“I really enjoyed the training, there were plenty of hands-on activities throughout the course which got me thinking and involved in the theory. Steven was a joy.” Allison

“Knowledgeable trainer, great structure, with emphasis on how to praise and support, the practical support seemed really good.” Evan

“Excellent course, will delivered by Steve.” Lisa

“A very informative course which I found very useful and will apply in future to my practice.” Natalie

“Fabulous training, made it fun and the trainer was knowledgeable, great at what he does and very motivational!” Heather

“Very informative, Steven has given me tools to work with families, but also to inform my colleagues too.” Amy