MassHousing is hosting a major conference on hoarding on Wednesday, April 2, in Marlborough, that will feature a number of nationally renowned experts who will discuss their strategies to better understand and respond effectively to the complex issues related to hoarding in housing.
Among those experts is Michael Tompkins, Ph.D, Founding Partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Tompkins will deliver the keynote address at the conference. He is a licensed psychologist, and in addition to being the co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, a Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and an Academy of Cognitive Therapy Certified Trainer/Consultant and a Trainer/Consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Dr. Tompkins is the author or co-author of numerous articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as six books. He has been featured in a variety of media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, KQED, Arts and Entertainment and The Learning Channel and many local radio and television shows.
Dr. Tompkins serves on the Advisory Board of Magination Press, the children's press of the American Psychological Association and has presented over 300 lectures and workshops, nationally and internationally, on the topic of cognitive-behavior therapy.