The Vermont Resident Service Coordinators (VRSC) has an event coming up! in March, David O'Leary will be speaking about hoarding intervention techniques. David is a Housing Retention Specialist with the Burlington Housing Authority who specializes in hoarding and squalor cases. He joined BHA in 2015 after two years of domestic violence advocacy at STEPS to
End Domestic Violence (Formerly Women Helping Battered Women).
David also serves as co-coordinator of the Chittenden County Hoarding Task Force, the first of its kind in Vermont. David attends the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at Saint Michael's College and will graduate with his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology in May, 2018. David offers an approach to hoarding & squalor intervention based on evidence-based techniques, but believes that a humanistic & compassionate foundation lies at the heart of his work.
"Hoarding: Persistent difficulty discarding or parting with personal possessions, even those of
apparently useless or limited value…the large number of possessions fill up and clutter the
active living areas…and prevent normal use of the space…symptoms cause clinically
significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning…
(Proposed DSM-5 Criteria for Hoarding Disorder, 2012)."
Admission is FREE for Vermont Resident Service Coordinators & Vermont Housing Managers Association members. Non-members are invited to attend for $10 (includes admission & lunch).
RSVP to [email protected]
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Registration 9:30 am—10:00 am
Training 10:00 am—12:00 pm
Lunch & Networking 12:00-12:30 pm
VRSC Member Meeting 12:30-2:00 pm
Where: Royalton Academy Building - 4266 VT Route 14, South Royalton, VT 05068
Vermont Housing Managers Association
Burlington Housing, & VHFA