Tag: Dean Gail Steketee

The Columbus Dispatch: “County program illustrates the challenge of treating hoarding”

A story published by The Columbus Dispatch on April 2, 2016, reported the efforts undertaken by the Franklin County Environmental Court to curb the growing hoarding problem in the Franklin County area. The court has been using a pioneering program developed by Dean Gail Steketee and Randy Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College.

Downsizing the Home: Dr. Gail Steketee Shares Her Insights on Hoarding

BUSSW’s Dean Gail Steketee discusses the difference between clutter and hoarding in her assessment of the emotional connections to items.  She is highly esteemed in her field.  Her work highlights her expertise in obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders.  She co-authored the book, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, and the first edited scholarly volume on […]

Dean Gail Steketee Quoted in Orlando Sentinel

Boston University School of Social Work Dean and Professor Gail Steketee, PhD, was interviewed for Marni Jameson’s Orlando Sentinel article titled “Take a look at your house – are you a hoarder?” In the November 24 article, Steketee discusses the spectrum of relationships people have with their stuff. “Holding onto stuff becomes unhealthy when it negatively affects a […]