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ICD Reading List

This newly revised and expanded guide lists a variety of books in the following categories: The Brain, Mental Health Conditions, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Physical Disabilities, CD Client Management, Time and Space Management and Life Cycle Issues. You will also find a list of the ICD's Educational Study Guides.

ICD Publication No. 001
ICD
Published: Revised Edition: 2008

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Backsliding

This publication discusses 12 common reasons for client backsliding. Strategies to prevent client backsliding are also included.

ICD Publication No. 003
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2009

$5.00

Maintenance

Once an organized system is in place for your CD client, a maintenance program is needed to ensure continued success. This publication provides a variety of practical and useful maintenance systems that will be helpful in your client follow-up and maintenance plans.

ICD Publication No. 004
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2001

$5.00

Heirs of the Chronically Disorganized

Professional organizers who work with individuals who inherit the estate of a chronically disorganized person face unique challenges. This publication covers several issues and concerns you and your client may face when working in an inheritance situation.

ICD Publication No. 005
Valentina Sgro
Published: 2001

$5.00

Documenting and Tracking Client Progress

You will learn about the importance and use of documenting and tracking your clients’ progress.

ICD Publication No. 006
Debbie Stanley
Published: 2001

$5.00

First Session Strategies

We can learn quite a bit about our clients during our initial phone consultation and during our first appointment together. This publication explores a variety of considerations, processes and procedures that a professional organizer may utilize before and during a first visit with a CD client.

ICD Publication No. 008
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2003

$5.00

Working with the Elderly

Elderly CD clients may have special considerations and challenges for us as professional organizers. This guide presents an overview of these challenges and considerations that will enhance our effectiveness and sensitivity in supporting these special clients. A useful list of additional web resources is also included.

ICD Publication No. 009
Terry Prince and Bootsie Johnson
Published: 2002

$5.00

Logistics and Administration of Phone Appointments

Working with clients by phone can be an effective and economic choice for both professional organizers and their clients. This helpful guide gives professional organizers and coaches specific tools to use when helping clients via the phone.

ICD Publication No. 010
Shannon Seek
Published: 2003

$5.00

Strategies for Working with ADD Clients Over the Phone

This publication gives six key components for structuring an ADD client consultation call. It provides ways a professional organizer can support a client in managing time, conquering distractibility, setting priorities and improving decision-making techniques.

ICD Publication No. 011
Shannon Seek
Published: 2003

$5.00

Tools for Working with CD - ADD Clients

Get the basic tools you’ll probably be using over and over when working with CD clients.  This publication is an excellent fundamental guide of strategies and techniques for professional organizers.

ICD Publication No. 012
Sandi Einstein
Published: 2003

$5.00

Definitions and Terms

This newly revised and greatly expanded guide gives A - Z definitions, common medical and psychological terms, acronyms and mnemonics used in working with all kinds of clients.  It is geared for both professional organizers and related professionals.

ICD Publication No. 013
ICD
Published: Revised Edition: 2008

$7.00

Body Double Work

This publication is a guide for professional organizers and coaches. It identifies six styles of body doubling; identifies common body doubling issues and addresses ways to improve one's skill as a body double.

ICD Publication No. 014
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2003

$5.00

Resources for Investigating Physical and Medical Conditions Affecting Your CD Client

A guide for professional organizers and coaches, this publication discusses various ways to research and collect information to enhance awareness of clients’ medical or physical conditions to incorporate into a holistic professional relationship.

ICD Publication No. 015
Leslie Robinson
Published: 2003

$5.00

Working with Physically Challenged Clients

This publication explores starting work with a physically challenged client and explains activities of daily living and intermediate activities of daily living. It includes strategies for working successfully with the physically challenged client.

ICD Publication No. 017
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2004

$5.00

Helping the Grieving Client

This publication explores the characteristics of grief, working with the grieving client, the stages of grief and recommendations for the professional organizer to use for client success.

ICD Publication No. 018
Katherine D. Anderson, CPO-CD
Published: 2005

$5.00

Establishing Successful Client Relationships

Building a successful client relationship is critical. This publication describes the three-step process you’ll use when building your successful client relationship. Although it specifically addresses relationship-building issues for working with the chronically disorganized, its foundational components can be applied to most any client/professional working relationship.

ICD Publication No. 019
Sheila Delson, CPO-CD
Published: 2005

$5.00

Understanding Support and 12 Step Groups

Support groups can be invaluable tools for your clients. This publication discusses the many types of support groups, their value, and the benefits of our clients' involvement in support programs. It will deepen your insight as to how you can help your clients who are involved in support, self-help or 12-step groups.

ICD Publication No. 020
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2008

$5.00

Managing & Maintaining Clutter Support Groups

This publication teaches how to manage, maintain and effectively facilitate a clutter support group. This publication also features information about the different types of clutter support groups and the processes that occur within facilitator-led clutter support groups whether they are facilitated by a therapist or a professional organizer.

ICD Publication No. 021
Terry Prince, CPO-CD
Published: 2008

$5.00

Working with Clients in Transition

Life transitions can trigger many types of challenges with disorganization. This publication identifies the different types of transitions CD clients may be facing. It addresses the different stages of change, and techniques a professional organizer can use to provide support during those stages. You’ll learn to choose the level of involvement that is appropriate for you to have with a client's transitional needs and you’ll be able to recognize when to advise a client to seek other professionals' help.

ICD Publication No. 022
Leslie Robison, CPO-CD
Published: 2009

$5.00

Goal Setting with Chronically Disorganized
(CD) Clients

This publication is a very detailed and thorough guide to use with chronically disorganized clients to help them understand how to set realistic goals that they can stick to. You’ll learn a step-by-step process of goal setting, required goal setting skills, writing a plan and following through on that plan.

ICD Publication No. 023
Victoria Roberts-Russell
Published: 2009

$5.00

Introduction to Compulsive Hoarding

This comprehensive introductory publication takes the reader through the many aspects of hoarding. You will gain insight into the relationship between chronic disorganization and hoarding, as well as strategies for overcoming compulsive hoarding. This publication also includes a number of assessment tools used to assist the professional organizer and related professional in understanding the different levels of hoarding while in the field. A must-read for those who work directly with hoarding clients or for those who want a better understanding of hoarders.

ICD Publication No. 024
Phyllis Flood Knerr, CPO-CD
Published: 2009

$8.00

The Chronically Disorganized Family: Insight and Strategies for Professional Organizers

This publication is a very practical guide through the many aspects of the chronically disorganized family. You will gain helpful strategies that will give you an understanding of how best to work with your client families. You will learn strategies for clutter control, time management, daily routines, meal planning and preparation, school and homework management, family finances, families in crisis and more.

ICD Publication No. 025
Laurene Livesey Park, CPO-CD
Published: 2010

$5.00

Time Management for the Chronically Disorganized

This publication explores the relationship between chronic disorganization and our clients’ time management challenges. You’ll learn strategies and solutions to assist your clients with their individual time management needs.

ICD Publication No. 026
Alice Price, CPO-CD
Published: 2010

$5.00

Demystifying Personality Disorders

Does your client generate strong emotional reactions in you which leave you puzzled and wondering how to proceed? Personality disorders may be a factor. Learn about personality disorders, treatment options, how PD shows up in organizing, and general and disorder-specific strategies for working with these clients.

ICD Publication No. 027
Karen Kruzan, LISW, CPO-CD®
Published: 2013

$10.00

Integrating Client Work for Adults with ADHD

As experienced, up-to-date professionals, we know from research and our experiences that when two or more members of a client’s team connect and integrate their work, the client reaches goals more quickly and with greater ease.

ICD Publication No. 028
Susan Fay West, CPO-CD
Published: 2016

10.00