How Much Is Enough?
Understanding and Treating Compulsive $hopping and $pending - CEU-eligible
The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding
Terrence Shulman was born, raised, and lives in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.. Mr. Shulman completed his undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Michigan in 1987. He graduated from The Detroit College of Law in 1991 and has been an attorney-at-law since 1992 specializing in mental health law and criminal defense work. He returned to and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1997 and has since then been a full-time certified social worker and addictions therapist. He worked as a counselor at a chemical dependency clinic from 1997 - 2004 and was the clinic director from 1998 - 2000. Since 2004, Mr. Shulman has been the Founder/Director of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding in metro-Detroit. He counsels clients in person, by phone, and via video from across the U.S. and beyond. He has authored four recovery books: Something for Nothing: Shoplifting Addiction and Recovery (2003), Biting The Hand That Feeds: The Employee Theft Epidemic (2005), Bought Out and $pent! Recovery from Compulsive $hopping and $pending (2008), and Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Compulsive Stealing, Spending and Hoarding (2011). His book Something for Nothing was translated into Japanese and published in 2019. Mr. Shulman has organized and presented at many conferences across the U.S. He has also been featured in numerous media interviews including The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004. Mr. Shulman has been in recovery himself since March 1990 from addictive-compulsive shoplifting and stealing. He is the founder of C.A.S.A. (Cleptomaniacs And Shoplifters Anonymous) in 1992 which has support groups in the metro-Detroit area and across the U.S.
Carrie Rattle, Behavioral Cents
Throughout Carrie's career in financial services, from working in branches while putting herself through college, all the way to Wall Street executive level, she encountered events that broke her heart.
A woman in her 30’s couldn’t afford her health care and started moving money between credit cards just to pay expenses. A woman in her 60’s walked into the bank exhausted and distraught because her husband had just died unexpectedly – and she didn’t know how to pay the household bills. And, a wealthy woman in her 40’s had let her million-dollar husband control all the money. He threw her out one day and moved the girlfriend into the family home. This woman didn’t know she had rights, and didn’t know where to start. None of these women had ever been taught some of the basics on managing their everyday money.
Divorce, bad credit score, debt, no time to save…one or the other will happen to most women. Carrie's mission is to help you avoid nasty surprises, or be prepared to tackle them when they come. No Judgment. No Deprivation.
Carrie's parents were loving, humble people who provided the best life possible for their 4 kids. They often struggled, and her learning from them was to manage cash very carefully. She walks the talk – she built her own money behaviors along the way, and achieved wealth the hard way – working hard and saving diligently.
Her coach practice brings this learning, in addition to 30 years of banking, credit cards and brokerage in multiple countries. Her career spans both major corporations and small businesses. This breadth of experience has distilled years of knowledge about individuals, entrepreneurs and money behaviors. It’s now available to you when she works together with clients.
Diligent money behaviors now allow her to fulfill her dream of helping other women, and enjoy money-life balance. Brian and she live life fully with good health, good food, good friends and their two silly little bunnies. They could buy a bigger home, but they don’t need it. Caring for the earth, respecting others, and a drive for excellence are key values. If she had to save one item from her closet of clothes, it would be her scruffy hiking boots!
Breakout Room Topics:
1. Have you ever worked with a client (or clients) who you suspect had a serious shopping/spending problem and, if so what was that like for you and were your professional organizing strategies effective or not?
2. What have you learned from your experiences, research, and/or talking to other people how best to work with clients who currently struggle or have struggled in the past with a shopping/spending problem (shared specific, concrete strategies).
Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,
The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.
As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116 to be a virtual meeting on the same date.
We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.
Tuesday November 10, 20206:00PM - 6:30PM
6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
7:50PM - 9:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up
We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.
We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.