Maybe you’ve seen the organizing shows on TV. Are your own skills at organizing honed enough to turn professional? This course will explain the tools you need to go into business as a professional organizer. Learn how to set up your own organizing business, what expenses are involved in setting up a business, how to handle record keeping and getting started with clients. We will talk about networking and marketing your business and yourself on a shoestring budget. You’ll also learn about the different types of organizing that other professional organizers do.
Case Study – Mental Health: An In-Depth Case Study When Things Go Wrong
This class will discuss one in-depth case study of a client who experienced a major depressive shutdown during our work. I had worked with this client for 12 years prior to this event that lasted over 2 years. She had a poor support system and we needed to create a safety net for her. The work was challenging and rewarding when her health improved.
- Understand how to identify when a client needs significant mental health assistance
- Recognize some symptoms of a major depressive event
- Learn how to create boundaries that are safe for the client and organizer
- Identify how to manage a changing situation
- Learn how to build a support team and how to coordinate providers and family
- Understand how to measure success
Are you overwhelmed by all the things in your life? Buried by paperwork? Come and learn techniques to simplify and reduce the time draining clutter in your home. We will discuss ways to determine what should be kept and let go. Maybe it is time to think about downsizing. Decluttering your home will help you with the sale of your home and moving to a new environment. Professional Organizer, Faith Manierre will lead the discussion on organizing and how to let go.
Summary: This year’s conference will focus on effective and appropriate intervention strategies to utilize when dealing with hoarding related concerns and complaints. Two dynamic keynote speakers will co-present their invaluable intervention techniques during the morning session, while the afternoon session will offer two break-out sessions for code enforcement personnel and social services and mental health professionals.