The Hoarding Project Research
Research plays an important part of the mission of The Hoarding Project to help promote an increased understanding of Hoarding Disorder and its influence on individuals, families, and communities.
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THP Research Director
Jennifer Sampson, Ph.D., LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Jennifer earned her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests involve the influence of family and life experiences on hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She has published multiple articles in academic journals on hoarding, and completed her dissertation work on understanding the influences of unresolved trauma and loss and family dynamics on hoarding behavior. She earned her Master’s degree from Seattle Pacific University and teaches at Antioch University Seattle in the Couples and Family Therapy Department. She has currently practices therapy in her private practice in Tacoma, Washington, and chairs the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force.
To learn more about THP research, please contact Jennifer Sampson at email@example.com
THP Research- Past Projects
Sampson, J. M., & Harris, S. M. (2013). The Influences of Unresolved Trauma and Family Experiences on Hoarding Behavior: An Internet Survey. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
Sampson, J.M., Yeats, J. R., & Harris, S. M. (2012). Compulsive hoarding and ambiguous loss: A clinical intervention for family members of persons who hoard. Contemporary Family Therapy. 34(4), 566-581.
Sampson, J. M. (2012). The lived experiences of family members of persons who compulsively hoard: A qualitative study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2012.00315.x
Past and present research projects relating to hoarding.
Research articles pertaining to hoarding.