New York, NY
November 12, 2006
Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums
26th Annual Housing Conference
BERGFELD's brought a previously unaddressed subject to the conference this year. "Coping With Hoarding Problems" outlined the unique challenges that hoarding behavior presents along with steps to identify, assess, and address these situations.
March 16 - 18, 2006
The National Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Association on Aging (ASA)
BERGFELD's was invited for the second consecutive year to present a workshop on hoarding at the National Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Association on Aging (ASA) which took place on
March 16th - 19th, 2006 in Anaheim, California. Kristin presented on the negotiations, procedures, and all the practical "nuts and bolts" required to clear and reconfigure hoarding clients' homes and reorganize their lives. Her focus was on BERGFELD's successful experience helping more than 50 clients in the past five years.
Kristin joined with colleagues Susan Siroto (MSW Program Director, Search and Care) and Judy Willig (LCSW Executive Director, Heights and Hill Community Council). Both are experienced professionals in the psychological dynamics and treatment of hoarding.
National Association of Professional Organizers
Professional Developement Seminar
"Holding On For Dear Life"
Hoarding: Causes, Therapies, Legal & Social Services Every
Organizer Should Know
A panel discussion with:
1) Kristin Bergfeld, a founding member of the New York City Hoarding Task Force with extensive hands-on experience improving conditions for hoarders
2) Janet Lessem of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University
3) Sheila Delson, FREEDomain Concepts, Professional Organizer, and President of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization
4) Dr. Irene Tobis and Dr. April Benson, psychologists specializing in clients with acquisitional and shopaholic issues
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