About the Presenter
Dr. Randy O. Frost received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1977 and is currently the Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He is an inter na tionally recognized expert on obsessive-com pul sive disorder and compulsive hoarding and has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Frost serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation. He has coauthored several books on hoarding including Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide and an accompanying workbook (with Gail Steketee) as well as Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (with David Tolin and Gail Steketee and both published by Oxford University Press in 2007). Buried in Treasures received a Self-Help Book of Merit Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy in 2010.
His work has been funded by the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. He is one of the original members of the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium. He has also served as consultant to numerous communities in setting up task forces to deal with the problem of hoarding. His best-selling book, Stuff: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things (with Gail Steketee), was published by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt in 2010 and was a finalist for the 2010 Books for a Better Life Award. Stuff was also named a Must Read Book for 2011 by Massachusetts Book Awards. In 2012 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in innovation, treatment, and research in the field of hoarding and cluttering by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco.