Professional Organizers, Therapists to Explore the significance of Possessions -- Theme for Institute for Challenging Disorganization’s 2011 conference is “Acquiring Minds: How We Think, Act and Feel About Possessions”

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When clutter is extreme, often two factors are at play: the acquisition of new items and difficulty discarding already owned ones. Professional organizers and related professionals attending the 2011 conference of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), today in Raleigh, NC learn about issues surrounding possessions on both sides of this equation.

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The session will help attendees help their clients,” says Katherine Trezis, CPO-CD® , ICD’s president. “We’re particularly excited to be focusing on consumer behavior, an area that’s been underexplored at our previous conferences.

In situations where clutter is extreme, there are often two factors at play: the acquisition of new items and difficulty discarding already owned ones. Professional organizers and related professionals who are attending the 2011 conference of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), today in Raleigh, NC will learn from a variety of experts about issues surrounding possessions on both sides of this equation.

The conference program includes:

  •     Psychologist and compulsive shopping expert April Benson on, “To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop”
  •     Marketing author and speaker Rick Segel on, “How We Make You Buy: A Retailer’s Perspective on Shopping”
  •     Psychiatrist Reid Wilson on, “Don’t Panic! How to Handle Anxious Clients”
  •     Bereavement expert Carol Berns on, “Helping, Holding and Honoring: Integrating Knowledge, Resources and Sensitivity in Working with Bereaved Clients”
  •     ICD Research Director, Catherine Roster, on “What Consumer Research Tells Us About Acquiring Possessions”
  •     Social worker and motivational interviewing specialist, Cathy Cole on, “Motivational Interviewing: Conversations About Change”
  •     Coach Louisa Rogers on, “Cultures of Consumption”
  •     Artist Corinne May Botz on, “The Secret Lives of Objects”

More than 175 attendees are at this year’s conference, at the Hilton Raleigh Midtown Hotel.

“The session will help attendees help their clients,” says Katherine Trezis, CPO-CD® , ICD’s president. “We’re particularly excited to be focusing on consumer behavior, an area that’s been underexplored at our previous conferences.”

Each year at the ICD annual conference, professional organizers and related professionals who focus on working with clients who are challenged by chronic disorganization take an in-depth look of a particular facet of challenging disorganization. The conference is open only to professional organizers and related professionals (such as therapists, social workers, physicians, nurses, researchers, senior move managers, ADD/ADHD coaches, health department professionals, municipal planners and code enforcers).

For complete descriptions of the talks, as well as information on the speakers, see http://www.challengingdisorganization.org/content/2011-conference-speakers.

Following the conference, on Saturday, Cathy Cole will lead an optional full-day workshop for professionals on Motivational Interviewing. Registration is available via ICD’s website, http://www.challengingdisorganization.org.

About the ICD:

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization is a non-profit group for professional organizers and related professionals. Its mission is to benefit people affected by chronic disorganization. The ICD explores, develops and communicates information, organizing techneques and solutions to professional organizers, related professionals and the public. For more information, please visit http://www.challengingdisorganization.org.

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