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Hoarding Behavior in Law, Media and Mental Health – Series Part 1

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EVENT – SCHEDULED APPEARANCE on Law Talk Radio webcast: “Hoarding Behavior in Law, Media and Mental Health – Series Part 1” On Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Ms. Frances Walfish, PsyD, Beverly Hills Psychiatrist and Mr. Cory Chalmers, a regular expert on the A&E series “Hoarders,” will be our guests as we discuss the treatment of hoarding behavior in law, media and in mental health practice. WHO – Cory Chalmers is the CEO and founder of Crime Scene Steri-Clean, LLC and he has over 15 years of experience in the biohazard remediation industry. Mr. Chalmers’ work and experience in assisting in over 1,000 hoarding cases, earned him a regular expert position on the A&E series, but has been recognized by the US Senate and California State Assembly. Here’s a link to Steri-Clean LLC: http://www.steri-clean.com/ WHO – Dr. Frances Walfish is the acclaimed Beverly Hills child and family psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond With Your Child. A frequent guest on top-tier TV programs and often appearing in several major publications, Dr. Fran leads the field with her expert insights. During today’s broadcast Dr. Fran will talk about “hoarding” as being one of the behaviors on the Obsessive Compulsive spectrum. Please see Dr. Fran’s bio: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48961115/About-Dr-Fran-Walfish SUBJECT MATTER – The A&E series “Hoarders” and TLC’s “Buried Alive” helped make this behavioral term a household name. Recently, hoarding has been highlighted in the media and is appearing in legal cases where citizens and agencies take action, sometimes to the benefit, and other times to the detriment of those accused of excessively acquiring and failing to discard possessions. Cory Chalmers is an experienced biohazard remediation professional who will share his experiences with alleged hoarding cases. Dr. Fran Walfish is a psychologist who will talk about the mental health concerns associated with hoarding behavior.

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