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San Francisco Bay Area Internet Guide
 for Extreme Hoarding Behavior
Supported by Peninsula Community Services, Inc.
Advocates for Peninsula residents struggling with hoarding disorder - Since 1978





Linda Merrifield, RN, MPH - editor@hoarders.org

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New Research Study at UCSF

Participants needed

from San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Carol Mathews at UCSF is starting a new treatment study for people with Hoarding Disorder.
This is a
comparison of Peer Facilitated Support Group and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for
Hoarding Disorder. 
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco and the Mental
Health Association of San Francisco are conducting this study to learn more about different
treatments for people with Hoarding Disorder.
Participants of this study will be asked to commit
to 16 group sessions, 2 hours in length, over the span of 20 weeks. Before and after receiving
the 20-week treatment, participants will complete surveys, diagnostic interviews, and cognitive
assessment at the Parnassus campus of UCSF. Payment for participation is $100.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are 18 years or older,
you have Hoarding Disorder, and have not received cognitive-behavioral treatment
for Hoarding Disorder in the last 12 months.

For more information, please contact: Ofilio Vigil at 415-476-7732 orofilio.vigil@ucsf.edu

ClutterLess Open Speaker Meeting Dec 8, Pleasanton

Mike Mooney will talk on Steri-Clean's services, including
reasons why people collect, and their process to a functional, safe, and happy home.
He will address different types of hoarding, and it's dangers, typical clients, and
how Steri Clean goes about making the changes needed. Mike is an expert and
has worked with A&E's "Hoarders" TV show.
This should be an interesting and
informative meeting, as well as a chance fornewcomers to learn about ClutterLess.

More at: www.ClutterLess.org
CL usually* meets every Monday, Rm 7 at 7 pm at the St. Mary & St. John Coptic
Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador, Pleasanton.

We welcome prospective members. Meetings are free. 

An optional donation of $2 to $5 will be appreciated. 

If you were not there Dec 1 please RSVP: 

Volunteer 925-922-1467 or 925-525-3992, or ClutterlessPleasanton@hotmail.com

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New Additions: December 7, 2014