Hoarding has recently become a topic of household conversation. Via reality TV shows and the news media, many have become enthralled with images and stories of individuals whose lives have been taken over by excessive accumulation of apparently worthless objects. Yet, many are aware that these are sensationalized and limited depictions of a complex psychological phenomenon. This presentation will address the following questions: What is and what is not compulsive hoarding? What are the prevalence and distribution of this condition? What is the status of compulsive hoarding as a psychological disorder? How do researchers and clinicians currently conceptualize compulsive hoarding? Why is it so difficult to treat? What types of treatment are currently available and what is being done in Vancouver to manage hoarding at the community level? In addressing these questions, the speakers will also present their ongoing research efforts. Their aim is to provide an overview of current, research-informed knowledge about compulsive hoarding to supplement current popular conceptions.
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- Digital media are rapidly changing the exploration and creation of arts and culture. Artistic experimentation and cultural research have adopted a dazzling array of digital tools and technologies to make art and examine cultural practices. This series, co-sponsored by Green College UBC and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan, presents innovative artists and scholars from across North America who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary creative and critical practice.
- February 25, 2014J.B. MacKinnon talks about a possible future 'rewilded' Vancouver in an interview with UBC Creative Writing prof and Green College series co-convenor Deborah Campbell.
- February 04, 2014Kevin Leyton-Brown was awarded the 2014 Steacie Memorial Fellowship, while Makoto Fujiwara led the Canadian contingent on the ALPHA antimatter team awarded the Polanyi Award.
- September 26, 2013Since September 2012, Green College has partnered with UBC TREK to support Green College residents in volunteering at Lord Strathcona Elementary School. Lord Strathcona is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and is the oldest elementary school in Vancouver.
- Audio recording of Jillian Christmas and Chris Gilpin (Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings series)September 20, 2013On Wednesday, September 18, poetry-slam champion Jillian Christmas was joined by Chris Gilpin for live readings at Green College.