Monthly Meeting (visitors welcome) — Marnie Matthews presents “Understanding and Working with Hoarding Behaviors”

November 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm America/New York Timezone
Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites
550 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451

Registration and Cost

NAPO-New England Members: no registration needed
Visitors: Register and pay at the door. ($25)

Understanding and Working with Hoarding Behaviors


This presentation will discuss how empathy and empowerment work together to better engage the individual in the process of resolving safety issues in their home. Additionally, the importance of the collaborative approach and understanding roles and responsibilities within a multi-disciplinary team will be addressed.

Marnie’s presentation will help you …

  • Gain increased knowledge of the mental health aspect of Hoarding Disorder.
  • Better understand the benefits of a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to resolving hoarding cases.
  • Learn to objectively assess and develop effective collaborative plans.

About Marnie Matthews

Marnie Matthews, MSW, LICSW, is currently the Clinical and Program Director of the North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering (NSCHC). NSCHC is a clinically based program that provides support groups, individual and family counseling, peer support programs, crisis case management, case/town/task force consultations, and agency and community training.

In addition to local training, Marnie speaks regularly at conferences throughout the United States on topics such as Understanding Hoarding Disorder, Hoarding Task Force Development, and the Collaborative Approach for Resolving Hoarding Cases. Marnie developed the Uniform Inspection Checklist as a standardized and objective tool for assessing, goal setting, and the monitoring and measuring of progress in hoarding cases.

The UIC is currently being used nationwide to help resolve hoarding cases. Marnie is on the Board of Directors of The Hoarding Project, chairs the North Shore Hoarding Task Force, is a member of the Boston Hoarding Task Force, and sits on the Statewide Steering Committee on Hoarding. Additionally, Marnie is a Graduate Level Field Instructor for the social work programs at Salem State University and Simmons College.

Contact Marnie

— Cancellation Policy —

In case of inclement weather, the NAPO-NE Board of Directors may cancel our monthly NAPO-NE business meeting in order to ensure safety. Should there be a snow emergency declared in the city of Waltham, MA, the President and the Treasurer will make a decision regarding the meeting no later than 2:00 pm that same day. The President will direct the website chair to reflect the change on the NAPO-New England website, will send out an email to the membership, and will notify the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites of the meeting cancellation. Members should not call the Boston/Waltham Embassy Suites. Liaisons to Programming, Greeters, Associate Members, Facilitator, etc. will contact appropriate people to inform them of the cancellation.

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