"The treatment program presented in this therapist guide and accompanying workbook represents the first attempt to treat compulsive hoarding with any systematic evidence of efficacy. While we have much to learn about the nature in treatment of compulsive hoarding, this program represents the best hope for this intractable condition at the present time."
- David H. Barlow,
"[Steketee and Frost] provide a blueprint for understanding the problems [of compulsive hoarding], as well as the solutions, in a very clear, comprehensive, and understandable way. This volume is highly recommended for any therapist dealing with hoarding, as well as with patients themselves."
- Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
University Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
"Steketee and Frost have produced a singularly impressive set of evidence-based treatment manuals for clinicians to use in helping persons overcome compulsive hoarding. Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring is a comprehensive package of descriptive, epidemiological, etiological and interventive information, highly readable and solidly grounded in empirical research. It is essential reading for psychotherapists."
- Bruce A. Thyer, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University
"Gail Steketee and Randy Frost are the acknowledged experts on compulsive hoarding and their [Therapist] Guide [and corresponding Workbook] make manifest all the evidence-based and clinical lore they have acquired in their years of focused study, research and practice. Therapists of all persuasions can learn and use these proven methods to successfully treat what had heretofore been one of the most resistant, even refractory psychiatric disorders."
- John Greist, M.D.
Director, Healthcare Technology Systems, Inc.