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Digging Out

Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, and Compulsive Acquiring

by Michael A. Tompkins Author · Tamara L. Hartl Author

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Many people who hoard understand the extent of their problem and are open to help. This book is not for them. Digging Out is for the concerned and frustrated friends and family members of people who do not fully accept the magnitude of their hoarding problem and refuse help from others. If you have a friend or loved one with a hoarding problem and are seeking a way to guide him or her to a healthier, safer way of life, this book is for you.

In Digging Out, you will find a complete guide to helping your loved one with a hoarding problem live safely and comfortably in his or her home or apartment. Included are realistic harm reduction strategies that you can use to help your loved one manage health and safety hazards, avoid eviction, and motivate him or her to make long-term lifestyle changes. You'll learn how to handle a roommate or spouse with a hoarding problem, identify and work through special considerations that may arise when the person who hoards is frail and elderly, and receive guidance for healing strained relationships between people who hoard and their friends and family. Take heart. With this book as a guide, you can help your loved one live more comfortably and safely, salvage your damaged relationship, and restore your peace of mind.

Publication Details

Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date:
2009

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Randy Frost (Author of introduction, etc.)

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Gail Steketee (Author of introduction, etc.)

Michael A. Tompkins (Author)

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist who is board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. He is codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy; assistant clinical professor at the University o...

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Tamara L. Hartl (Author)

Tamara L. Hartl, PhD, is an independent clinical practitioner in Saratoga, CA, and a psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She has coauthored several seminal publications on hoarding behavior, including the first cognitive-behaviora...

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Creators

Author of introduction, etc. :
Randy Frost
Author of introduction, etc. :
Gail Steketee
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Michael A. Tompkins
Author :
Tamara L. Hartl
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