Virtual Buried in Treasures (vBIT) Workshop Application
Thank you for contacting us about joining an upcoming virtual Buried in Treasures Workshop! vBIT is based on the self-help book, "Buried in Treasures; Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding. 2nd edition."

We are now interviewing applicants for our June 16th vBIT Workshop! Please complete this form to apply or to be pre-screened for our waiting list.

This application will help us get to know you better and ensure that the group is a match for you.

All information provided in this application will be kept strictly confidential by the workshop facilitators, Lee Shuer and Becca Belofsky.
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Our upcoming group on May 5th is fully booked, please indicate if you'd like to be on our waitlist so you can have a better chance of getting into our next session. *
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First Name and Last Name *
Address: City, State, Country *
Preferred phone number. *
The cost of our BIT Workshops is $250 which is due to be paid in full up to a week before the start date, and is non-refundable within the final week of the start date. You will need a copy of "Buried in Treasures, 2nd edition" before we start. It's available to purchase on Amazon.com or you can talk to your local book seller. You will need to write in your book, so a paperback copy is better than an e-reader copy. Will you be able to pay this fee by the deadline and acquire your copy of Buried in Treasures before the first session? *
Please check your calendar to guarantee that you're available to join us for all 16 sessions of the group you're applying for. The first session is mandatory. *
vBIT is not intended to serve the following people or purposes: 1. vBIT is not a class on "how to get organized." 2. vBIT is not a place for academics, clinicians, professional organizers or other interested parties to learn about people with HD and clutter. 3. vBIT is not a form of group therapy 4. vBIT is not intended for family members and friends of people with HD and clutter. Unless an accommodation is requested, participants will join the group independently. 5. vBIT is for people ready to work on their HD and clutter, not as a form of mandated treatment. 6. We do not promise that your home will be "done" by the end of 16 weeks. You will probably still have work you want to complete. Clutter didn't happen overnight, and it won't "go away" overnight. In fact, the goal of the program is NOT to get you to discard all your stuff! Your goals are up to you to set. Do you still want to join? *
All vBIT members, including facilitators, actively participate in vBIT discussions, as well as completing reading and activity assignments between sessions. Are you comfortable participating fully? *
Sessions are 2 hours long with a 10 minute break in the middle. Due to concerns about COVID-19, you will not be asked to do any activities outside your home, though you may if you want to. All activities are adapted for virtual and in-home application. Safety first! Will this work for you? *
The Buried in Treasures Workshop is about more than clutter. It is about gaining insight, perspective, peer support, strategies, and staying motivated to meet the challenges of living with HD. Sometimes the work we do is hard because it's personal, but it's worth it! We will never ask you to share anything that you're not comfortable telling us or the group. In fact, all sharing is voluntary! Are you ready to move forward? *
Our vBIT sessions will be conducted on Zoom. You will be expected to use your webcam so that we can all see each other as if we were all together in the same room. You will need a quiet, private space and a strong internet connection. Can you do that? *
How are challenges with clutter impacting you? *
Have you tried to overcome your clutter challenges on your own or with the help of someone else? *
If you answered "yes" to the above question - please explain what you tried and why you felt that it did not work - or - what you felt was helpful.
Privacy is very important. Our group members commit to the guideline "What's said here, stays here." Do you agree to keep other group members' information and the Zoom meeting link private? Breaking this agreement could lead to dismissal from the group without refund. *
The final step in this process is a quick 5-minute Zoom conversation, using webcam, with a facilitator. We'll make sure that your audio and video are set up and answer any questions you may have. We will contact you to arrange a meeting time when your name comes up on our waitlist. Is that okay? Please feel free to email us questions in advance, we're very happy to answer them. *
Are you willing to contribute your anonymous outcomes to our research database? Answering "No" or "Maybe" will not reduce your chances of being registered, and you may withdraw your info at any time should you change your mind. *
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