Training on Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours will be presented by Maire Joy Barron at Lismore Goonellabah YWCA on 4 August, Tweed Heads Civic Centre on 18 August and Grafton Community and Function Centre on 15 September.

The training is aimed at a range of professions including but not limited to: housing and homelessness support workers, mental health workers, home care services, real estate managers, cleaning services, council health and safety officers, fire safety services, child protection workers, and at times concerned family and friends have attended.

The training offers a mix of current industry information, case examples and strategies that I have used and witnessed in my time working in the sector as a direct in-home support worker, a hoarding support group facilitator, a hoarding consultant for a local council, and as a trainer in this field.

Maire brings not only her expertise in the field of Hoarding to the session but also knowledge and experience of working in the welfare field for 20yrs. She is currently working as a counsellor with Narrative, Mindfulness and ACT therapies.

Course Outline: Trauma informed approaches and considerations, DSMV addition and definition, statistics and characteristics, different types of hoarding, OH&S issues, at risk tenancies, children safety concerns, RSPCA, neighbours and council issues, strategies and examples for case coordination with multiple service providers, practical strategies for service users and therapeutic tools, real case examples used throughout to draw information from, links to helpful resources and websites, promotion of workers self-care and vicarious trauma impacts.

Effective Approaches to Hoarding Behaviours

Booking for this training is via Eventbrite:

This training is also available for in-house/organisational bookings

Further info:

Maire Joy Barron – BSocSc Counselling – ACA membership level 2
Email: [email protected] Ph: 0429891936 Web:


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