SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The Psychology of Letting Stuff Go: Helping Clients Who Struggle to Release
Many people struggle to part with their “stuff,” likely due to a combination of cultural and psychological factors.
This presentation coincides with the holiday season – which for many Americans has become the year’s greatest acquisition of stuff! – and will touch on many of the factors that make it difficult for individuals to let go of items and keep down on clutter. Focus will also be placed on how professional organizers can tailor their approach based on these factors when working with clients. Specifically, attendees will learn:
Dr. Jami Socha is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, as well as individuals with compulsive hoarding. She works in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI at the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Ann Arbor (www.anxietyannarbor.com)
Dr. Socha is a professional member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).
Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Option 1 Members and Business Partners. Option 2 Members and Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.
Understanding Women with ADHD: A Guide for Professional Organizers
As chronic disorganization is a common manifestation of ADHD, professional organizers have a unique “front line” opportunity to support clients who present with signs of ADHD or already have a diagnosis.
This presentation will address chronic disorganization in women with ADHD, as well as ways in which professional organizers can best support clients with the condition.Attendees will leave with an understanding of ADHD based in the latest research and, more specifically, how the disorder uniquely impacts women.
Attendees will learn:
· How to identify symptoms of ADHD
· How to guide a client who might have the condition or be in need of additional support
· How to best frame or provide organizational services with an ADHD-informed and friendly approach
About Our Presenter
Dr. Michelle Frank is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in providing diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with ADHD. She works in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI, and can be reached through her website:http://www.soldenfrank.com/
When not working directly with clients, Dr. Frank is committed to writing and speaking on issues of ADHD, neurodiversity, and empowerment. She is Vice President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association and co-author of an upcoming book for women with ADHD entitledUntangled.
Chapter meetings are a benefit of membership for Regular Members and Business Partners. Guests pay $20 at the door. Please ask for the Treasurer when you arrive. Click here for more information about joining our NAPO Michigan Chapter.
Tips for Creating a Productive Office
As organizers, we spend so much time and energy helping our clients that we often neglect our own offices. This presentation will give you tips to help you be more effective and efficient in your own office. And, it will expose you to transferable strategies that increase the value you deliver to your clients in their offices!
You will learn:
Donna Lindley is a professional organizer and owner of Organize Your World (www.OrganizeYourWorld.net) and co-owner of Spark Productivity (www.SparkProductivity.com), based in Rochester Hills. She and her team have been helping individuals and businesses to solve paper, email, space and time management issues since 2003. Before starting her business, Donna graduated from Hope College with degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and spent 9 years as a Project Manager with Accenture, a global management consulting firm and Fortune 500 company. She has been a member of NAPO since 2003.
Level 5 Hoarding -- It’s Manageable!
Do you know what it takes to manage the "unmanageable"? Come learn from our very own NAPO Michigan members how to successfully tackle large-scale hoarding jobs.
Topics will include:
• An overview of hoarding disorder
• The ICD Clutter-Hoarding Scale
• Managing a team
• Meeting client expectations
• Safety precautions
• Pitfalls to avoid
You can expect to learn what it takes to be a part of a large, multiple-member team on hoarding jobs, understand more about hoarding disorder, how to be prepared and why it’s important to pass these jobs off to those who have the right skills. You can also expect to leave feeling like you don't need to say no to jobs that are out of your area of expertise knowing you can call in other organizers with the right skills to help.
About Our Presenters
Leigh MacCready is the owner of Re-Nest LLC, a business that specializes in organizing, downsizing and space planning clients’ living spaces so they are more functional and attractive. She is a shopper and collector but doesn't like her hobbies to take control. Leigh believes that as your lifestyle changes your nest needs to change right along with it. She calls this re-nesting. Leigh is an active member and current president of NAPO Michigan. When she is presented with a challenge beyond her skills, she calls in the Michigan Chapter for help...which resulted in her working in a Level 5 hoard.
Susie Marsh, LBSW, (left) and Kate Wert, LLMSW are the new co-owners of Moxie Life Organizing LLC. Susie is an 11 year veteran of the organizing industry, a 30 year veteran social worker in mental health and ongoing subscriber to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, where she holds a Level 1 Certificate in Hoarding. Kate has a decade of experience as a masters level social worker working in hospice and children’s foster care. She also brings her experiences and many skills to organizing work with clients. Together Susie and Kate work in residential settings, specializing in working with individuals who struggle with chronic disorganization challenges, hoarding disorder, depression, anxiety, and ADD. In their work with clients, they emphasize creating a judgment-free zone, using a person-centered approach and by focusing on and building upon clients’ strengths.
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