Unburying the Truth About Hoarding (Digging Deeper) - CEU-eligible

  • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel): 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


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Unburying the Truth About Hoarding

(Digging Deeper)

with Terina Bainter

Back a Second Time by VERY Popular Demand!!

This seminar will be an even more in-depth examination of hoarding disorder than Terina's April 2018 presentation.

Terina will start with a brief review of what hoarding is, expanding into what characteristics are seen, how they show up in the client, and what telling signs you, as a professional, should be looking for, some of which you may be seeing already in your own clients.

You will:

  • Gain a clearer understanding of when it is hoarding and when it may be some other co-occurring condition, to prepare yourself as the professional.
  • Learn how to approach the client, with some useful phrases to employ. See how your initial contact with the client will set the tone for the rest of the relationship.
  • Get tools to evaluate where and how to start in the home: determining the level of coordinated care (if any is needed); learn when a Safety Day team approach is needed and where to start with that next step. 

Terina  Bainter is a Certified Professional Organizer, Certified Organizer Coach and owner of Clutter Cutters, LLC, a Professional Organizing Company. She specializes in working with clients with brain- based differences such as Hoarding Disorder, Chronic Disorganization,and ADHD. She use the three- stage process of Awareness, Action, and Learning to help people explore and transform their habits and beliefs related to their living environments, possessions, and overall sense of control. Since 2016 she has been a Board Member with The Hoarding Project, and has been a member of the King-Pierce County Hoarding Task Force since its inception in 2013. She has participated in and run numerous Safety Days, worked collaboratively with Mental Health professionals in the client's home, and was the Professional Organizer in the SHAG research grant project which created an ethical eviction diversion plan.

Contact her at:

terina@cluttercutterswa.com or 253-604-4963

Business Partner Presentation: Storables

Meeting Format

6:00-6:30pm Networking

6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation  (formerly called Corporate Associate Members) 
6:50-7:15pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:15-8:15pm Guest Speaker

8:15-8:30pm Announcements/ Wrap-up

Unless otherwise noted all events will be held at:
Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel)
625 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Note: The hotel signs will direct you to the NAPO meeting location within the hotel.


First Tuesday of each month
6:30pm - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)

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