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Gerontological Professionals Network (GPN) Program
Hoarding: When Collecting Goes Bad
Speaker: Karen Kent
Thursday, 12/12/13 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm at Qualis Health in Northgate
Karen Kent is a licensed mental health therapist and has been in the field for 35 years. She has worked with hoarders for 15 of those years. Karen currently owns her own business named Geriatric Creative Services.
Hoarding behavior spans a continuum from normal collecting to pathological disorders. This short presentation will clarify the causes and common symptoms of hoarding. In addition, practical approaches to intervention will be offered.
Qualis Health Address: 10700 Meridian N., Suite 100 in Seattle, WA 98133
Parking is FREE and available in the lot that surrounds the building.
Announcing a New Co-Director
The de Tornyay Center is pleased to announce that Dean Emerita Dr. Nancy Fugate Woods will be joining Dr. Barbara Cochrane as co-director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, effective November 1st. As we celebrate Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay's career and life, we welcome Dr. Woods and the School of Nursing's commitment to the Center's role in leading gerontological research and education.
Dr. Cochrane and Dr. Woods
"I am pleased and proud to be named co-director of the de Tornyay Center," said Dr. Woods. "We expect to attract scholars from around the world to move us forward in our understanding of how to enhance our physical and mental health as we age."
Dr. Woods joined the School of Nursing faculty in 1978 and has focused her research and teaching efforts on women's health for more than 40 years, while currently she is focused on healthy aging in older women. Dr. Woods and Dr. Cochrane have served as investigators together in the past and look forward to continuing their collaborative relationship in the future through their work for the de Tornyay Center's expanding role in leading gerontological research and education.
Welcome Dr. Woods!