My name is May and I am a PhD Student in the psychology program (clinical area specialization). My current research examines excessive acquisition and object attachment within hoarding disorder and the general population. My master’s thesis focused on predictors of squalor in community-referred homes.
I am interested in emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of hoarding disorder.
Luu, M., Lauster, N., Bratiotis, C., Edsell-Vetter, J., & Woody, S. R. (2018). Squalor in community-referred hoarded homes. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 19, 66-71. https://doi.org/10.1016.j.jocrd.2018.08.005
Luu, M. & Woody, S. R. (2018). Hoarding: Features, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies. In: Day, M. R. McCarthy G. & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (Ed.), Self-Neglect in Older Adults: A Global, Evidence-Based Resource for Nurses and Other Healthcare Providers (Chapter 5 p.41-56) New York: Springer.
Kwok, N., Bratiotis, C., Luu, M., Lauster, N., Kysow, K., Woody, S.R. (2017). Examining the Role of Fire Prevention on Hoarding Response Teams: Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services as a Case Study. Fire Technology.
Backs-Dermott, B., Hamilton, K., Macrodimitris, S., Mothersill, K., Garinger, J., Luu, M., Wershler, J., & Ching, L. (2012). Transdiagnostic group cognitive-behavioral therapy: An efficacious and cost-effective method across diverse populations. Canadian Psychological Association Psynopsis, 34(4), 19.