Session: Hoarding and Domestic Squalor
Dr. Christiana Bratiotis received her Doctororate at Boston University in the Interdisciplinary Social Work and Sociology program in 2009. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, Dr. Bratiotis was awarded a three year post-doctoral research fellowship at Boston University School of Social Work, where she served as director of the Hoarding Research Project.
Currently, Dr. Bratiotis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland State University in the Department of Social Work where she teaches graduate level clinical practice courses. Dr. Bratiotis has presented at multiple national and international conferences on hoarding and is the author of the book titled “The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals”, a primary text for management of hoarding.
Dr. Bratiotis provides individual and group specialized outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder. In addition to providing clinical treatment, she offers national and international consultation on hoarding disorder to families and communities. She’s given more than 120 invited community lectures, agency clinical trainings and academic presentations on the nature and treatment of hoarding.
Dr Bratiotis is a founding member of the Greater Boston Regional Hoarding Network and her work is nationally recognised for its comprehensive and collaborative approach. She has served as director for two non-profit organizations and has over 15 years of experience working in and with communities to build capacity and address issues of diversity and social justice.