Is family trauma and hoarding linked?

Family can drive us to drink, overshop, overeat and definitely wish we’d had the opportunity to select our own blood rellies. And sometimes it’s less about the peeps and more about the circumstances: blended families, cultural demands, illness, disability or financial responsiblity.

I’m interest to see if the results of this survey will assist in better understanding the impact of trauma and family and hoarding behaviour.  Perhaps you are interested in participating in this survey?  I heard about via the Institute for Challenging Disorganisation.

Hoarding and the Family
In collaboration with Jennifer Sampson, M.S., LMFT

Jennifer Sampson, M.S., LMFT, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Jennifer is currently conducting a research study titled, “The Influences of Unresolved Trauma and Family Experiences on Compulsive Hoarding Behavior: An Internet Survey.” To date, there are no large-scale studies that examine the joint influence that family experiences and unresolved trauma have on the severity of hoarding behavior. The results of this study will be used to better understand how various experiences and family support may influence hoarding behavior.

ICD is collaborating with Jennifer to recruit people who compulsively hoard and/or family members of people who compulsively hoard to participate in her study by taking part in an online survey. There will be no financial compensation for participation in this study. Participants must be 18 years or older. The survey will take approximately 20-40 minutes to complete. The survey must be completing in one sitting, so participants should assure they have ample time to complete the entire survey before starting.

This survey will remain open until August 31st, 2012.

To participate go to:


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