Hoarding Research Team

The Hoarding Research Team at BU School of Social Work, led by Dean Emerita Gail Steketee, engages in activities that include the study of hoarding and its background features, relationship to other disorders, and possible etiological factors.

Clutter Image Rating Tool

The Clutter Image Rating (CIR) tool was developed as an objective rating scale to assess hoarding and clutter. In 2007, the paper-based measure was first introduced in Dean Gail Steketee and Professor Randy Frost’s Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: A Therapist Guide  Professor Jordana Muroff and a team of students led by Ann Ming Samborski and Sophie Lehar developed a downloadable CIR application for iPhones and iPads.

Click here to download the CIR application on iTunes.

Credits
Ann Ming Samborski
Sophie Lehar
Anyssa Buchanan
Maggie Lehar
Jordana Muroff, PhD
Boston University

References
Frost, R.O., Steketee, G., Tolin, D.T., & Renaud, S. (2008). Development and validation of the Clutter Image Rating. J Psychopathol Behav Assess; 30, pp. 193–203.

Steketee, G., & Frost, R. O. (2007). Compulsive hoarding and acquiring: A therapist guide. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hoarding Team Projects

Hoarding Research Team

Gail Steketee, PhD, LICSW (Boston University)
steketee@bu.edu

Jordana Muroff, PhD, LICSW (Boston University)
jmuroff@bu.edu

Randy Frost, PhD (Smith College)
rfrost@email.smith.edu

David Tolin, PhD (Hartford Hospital)
dtolin@harthosp.org

Kate Glossier, BA (Boston University)

Clinical Collaborators

Catherine Ayers, PhD
Catherine.Ayers1@va.gov

Daniel Beck, LICSW
Danbeck1@mac.com

Jessica Rasmussen, PhD
jrasmussen@partners.org

Cristina Sorrentino Schmalish, PhD, LICSW
cesium2001@usa.net

Kathy Turner, MPH, LICSW
KTBY@yahoo.com