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(p. 138) Session 8: Decisions about Saving and Discarding 

(p. 138) Session 8: Decisions about Saving and Discarding
(p. 138) Session 8: Decisions about Saving and Discarding

Jordana Muroff

, Patty Underwood

, and Gail Steketee

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date: 29 October 2020

This chapter helps facilitate hoarding clients’ discarding decisions. After reviewing the process of habituation, group leaders help clients use a thought listing exercise to clarify the thoughts that occur to them during decision-making about whether to keep or discard items. Members then develop a hierarchy for practice based on the thought listing process. Clients list questions to use, and establish rules for keeping and discarding to facilitate decision-making. The group members discuss types of items to bring to the next session for sorting.

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