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2004 Hoarding Conference

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Cardozo School of Law
The New York City Task Force on Hoarding and Older Adults

When Hoarding Causes Suffering:
Working Together to Address a Multi-faceted Problem
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Agenda

9:00 9:05
Opening Remarks
Rosemary Bakker, MS
Research Associate in Gerontologic Design in Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Director of the New York City Task Force
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9:05 10:00
Compulsive Hoarding
Randy Frost, PhD
Harold Edward and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology
Smith College
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10:00 10:30
Animal Hoarding
Stephanie LaFarge, PhD
Senior Director of Counseling Services
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
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10:30 11:00
Continental Breakfast

11:00 11:30
Hoarding and Dementia
Rosemary Bakker, MS
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11:30 12:30
New York City Task Force Case Presentation
Moderator
Janet Lessem, CSW
Clinical Professor & Social Work Supervisor
Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva University

Panelists
The Honorable Judge Cycil Bedford
Housing Court

Randy Frost, PhD.
Harold Edward and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology
Smith College

Amanda Leis, CSW
Director, Home Outreach Program for Elders
Hartley House

Diane Lutwak, Esq
Attorney-in-Charge
The Legal Aid Society-Brookyn Office for the Aging
Michael Schmidt, CSW
Director, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Guardian Services, Inc.

Susan Siroto, LCSW, BCD
Project Director, Search and Care, Inc.

Judy Willig, MSW
Executive Director, Heights and Hill Community Council

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12:30 12:45
Future Directions
Rosemary Bakker, MS
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This conference is provided free of charge thanks to the contributions of Jarvie Commonweal Service, the Ira M. Resnick Foundation, the Isaac H. Tuttle Fund, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the generous provision of space by the Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Cardozo School of Law.

 
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