Psychology Club Speaker Series

Ohlone College Psychology Club logo.The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the Fall 2017 installment in the Psychology Club Speaker Series.

Hoarding Disorder: Dispelling the Myths and Increasing Awareness of Treatment Strategies

Robin Zasio.In this exciting and informative one-hour talk, psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio from the Emmy Award winning A&E show “Hoarders” discusses the once little-known condition Hoarding Disorder.

Dr. Zasio will define and describe Hoarding Disorder and distinguish it from general messiness or disorganization, showing how our fascination with hoarding stems from the fact that most of us fall somewhere on the hoarding continuum. She will also describe the methods used by psychologists who work with clients suffering from this paralyzing problem, teaching them to re-build their lives in a way that doesn't allow hoarding to prevent them from enjoying life

What is Hoarding Disorder and how does it develop?

Why do people hoard, and why can't they just “throw it all out”?

Why are we all so fascinated by Hoarding Disorder?

How can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and “Exposure & Response Prevention” help?

About the Psychology Club Speaker Series

The Ohlone College Psychology Club began its Speaker Series in Spring of 2009 with the mission of hosting talks from professionals whose work contributes to critical thinking, skepticism, and science.

Each talk is focused on a specific theme which is the topic of discussion and learning at each of our weekly club meetings that semester.  This allows us to invite a new prominent speaker to contribute her or his knowledge and perspective every semester. Lively conversation, debate, and collaboration are hallmarks of these events.

The talks are the result of the hard work of Psychology Club members who volunteer their time to plan and execute the entire event.  All proceeds are used to fund future educational talks.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Ohlone College Psychology Club, please contact Sheldon Helms at

Previous Speakers

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