October 3, 2014

Meet the Authors/Experts at TPI and Earn CE: David Tolin on Acquiring, Saving & Hoarding and Desaree Festa on Peak Performance Psychology

Interactive teleconference interview with David Tolin on Acquiring, Saving & Hoarding and Desaree Festa on Peak Performance Psychology

Tues Oct 7, 4 pm ET/ 3 CT/ 1 PT

David Tolin, Ph.D.: co-author (with Randy Frost and Gail Steketee), Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving & Hoarding (Treatments that work)
Dr. Tolin is the founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center, Director of the Division of Neuropsychology, Director of Health Psychology, and Director for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the The Institute of Living. 

Format: Interactive Conference Call
Cost to Participate: Free

Dr. Tolin will discuss concepts from Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving & Hoarding published by Oxford Press.
Dr. Tolin is the founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center, Director of the Division of Neuropsychology, Director of Health Psychology, and Director for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the The Institute of Living. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, and completed a predoctoral internship at Tufts University School of Medicine/VA Medical Center, Boston. Dr. Tolin is President of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.  He is the recipient of the award for Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Psychology and Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology from the Connecticut Psychological Association, and an Early Career Award from the Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Since 2003 he has served as a scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and over 180 research presentations to national and international organizations. 
A Description of the Book (from the Oxford website)
While most people find it relatively easy to manage their possessions, some find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home cluttered and filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from a condition known as hoarding disorder.

Hoarding is a behavioral problem consisting of clutter, difficulty discarding items, and excessive buying or acquiring. Hoarding is often associated with significant reduction in quality of life, and in extreme cases, it can pose serious health risks. If you or a loved one has hoarding disorder, this book can help.

This edition of Buried in Treasures outlines a scientifically based, effective program for helping those with hoarding disorder dig their way out of the clutter and chaos of their homes. Written by scientists and practitioners who are leaders in studying and treating hoarding disorder, this book outlines a program of skill-building, learning to think about possessions in a different way, and gradual challenges to help people manage their clutter and their lives. It also provides useful information for family and friends of people who hoard, as they struggle to understand and help. 

Learning Objectives:

List two behaviors that maintain hoarding behavior
List two motivators to help reduce or eliminate hoarding behavior
Tues Oct 14, 1 pm ET/ 12 CT/ 10 am PT
Desaree Festa, Ph.D.: Peak Performance Psychology

Dr. Festa is a licensed psychologist in Charlotte, North Carolina. She specializes in goal-attainment, performance-enhancement, the mind-body connection, and emotional self-care. She is an expert in sport and exercise psychology, working with Division I student-athletes, Olympic caliber athletes, and amateur athletes of all ages. She is the current Sport Psychologist for UNC-Charlotte and helps student-athletes with any performance or life challenge.
Dr. Festa also meets with various individuals to address career and academic performance issues, and provides skills to decrease stress and maximize performance. 
Dr. Festa received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology & School Psychology from Florida State University, as well as a  Master’s in Sport Psychology from Florida State University. She completed her predoctoral Internship at The College of William & Mary where she worked with college students and student-athlete.

Learning Objectives:
  • List two applications of peak performance psychology interventions
  • List two common interventions utilized by peak performance clinicians.
To register for any of our free interviews go to www.thepracticeinstitute.com, and click on the calendar date on the right hand side of the page and it will bring to you the registration page. After a brief presentation those participating on the call may make comments or ask questions of the author.

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