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The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool

Colin Jones, Satwant Singh.

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    Abstract
    Objective: Compulsive hoarding remains a significant public health issue, with many sufferers failing to acknowledge the problem. A number of methodological approaches have been utilised to explore and explain this complex phenomenon, though few have made use of contemporary visually inspired approaches. In an earlier study, it was found that visual methods proved beneficial in the research and subsequent treatment of compulsive hoarding, therefore a second study was designed with a specific focus on emotional distancing using the structured “HOARD” acronym tool. The findings of this study are presented in this paper.
    Method: Using a participatory visual action research approach a volunteer sample of 11 participants was recruited from a therapy group for sufferers of compulsive hoarding. Participants were asked to take photographs which best reflected their hoarding problem, and reflect upon these using the “HOARD” acronym tool whilst in a neutral environment and then again in their own home.
    Results: The experiences of participants were captured using semi-structured interviews, which were digitally recorded and later transcribed verbatim. Data were subject to rigorous qualitative analysis inspired by the Framework Technique.
    Conclusion: Emotional distancing occurs during these reflective activities, which seems to play an important role when utilising the “HOARD” acronym tool. Three key themes emerged from the data: The evocative power of the image, Images as monitoring tools and verifying and validating the hoarding problem. This particular methodological approach is beneficial in generating valuable narrative for self-reflection.

    Key words: Compulsive, obsessive hoarding, ocd



    Komplsif Biriktiricilik Tedavisinde Duygusal Kanma Deneyimi: “HOARD” lei Araclyla Grsel Yntem Yaklam

    Ozet
    Ama: Kompulsif biriktirme bu hastalktan muzdarip olan birok kiinin kabullenemedii bir salk problemi olarak nemini korumaktadr. Bu karmak fenomeni anlamak ve aklamak iin birok yntemden faydalanlmtr ancak ada grsel yntemler bunlarn pek azn oluturmaktadr. Daha nce yaplan bir almada grsel yntemlerin kompulsif biriktirmede aratrmada ve bunu mteakip tedavide baarl olduu tespit edilmitir. Bu yzden “HOARD” ba harflerinden olumu yaplandrlm bir lei kullanarak duygusal mesafe koymaya odaklanan ikinci bir alma tasarlanmtr. Bu yazda sz konusu almann sonular sunulmutur.
    Yntem: Kompulsif biriktirmesi olan hastalarn bulunduu bir terapi grubunda 11 gnll, almaya dahil edilmitir. Katlmclardan biriktirme problemlerini en iyi yanstan fotoraflar ekmeleri istenmi ve “HOARD” leini kullanarak bu fotoraflar zerindeki dncelerini ntr bir ortamda ve kendi evlerinde ifade etmeleri istenmitir.
    Bulgular: Kaydedilmi ve kda aktarlm olan katlmclarn deneyimleri grmeciler tarafndan yar yaplandrlm grmeler yoluyla gzden geirilmitir. Veriler Framework teknii ile titiz bir ekilde niteliksel bir analize tabi tutulmutur.
    Sonu: “HOARD” leini kullanma esnasnda nemli rol oynad dnlen duygusal mesafe kendini ifade etme eylemlerinde ortaya kmtr. Verilerden 3 nemli tema aa kmtr: mgenin hatrlatc gc, takip arac olarak imgelerin yeri ve biriktirme problemini dorulayp onaylamak. Bu yntemsel yaklam kiinin kendini yanstmasnda deerli ifadeler ortaya kard iin faydaldr.

    Anahtar Kelimeler: Kompulsif, obsesif biriktirme, okb


     
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    Jones C, Singh S. The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool. JCBPR. 2013; 2(1): 41-46.


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    Jones C, Singh S. The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool. JCBPR. (2013), [cited October 20, 2018]; 2(1): 41-46.



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    Jones, C. & Singh, S. (2013) The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool. JCBPR, 2 (1), 41-46.



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    Jones, Colin, and Satwant Singh. 2013. The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 2 (1), 41-46.



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    Jones, Colin, and Satwant Singh. "The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 2 (2013), 41-46.



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    Jones, Colin, and Satwant Singh. "The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 2.1 (2013), 41-46. Print.



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    Jones, C. & Singh, S. (2013) The Experience of Emotional Distancing in The Managementagement of Compulsive Hoarding: A Visual Methods Approach Using The “Hoard” Acronym Tool. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 2 (1), 41-46.