The Pathways Institute for Impulse Control offers training and credentialing for therapists interested in working with people who suffer from compulsive stealing disorders and kleptomania.
Pathways Institute offers a 2-day (13 hour) training, which includes diagnostic considerations, case conceptualizations, assessments (and assessment tools) and treatment. This 2-day course is a requirement for certification.
Pathways Institute offers certification as a Certified Problem Stealing Therapist (CPST). This certification includes the above training in addition to required weekly supervised hours of one year of working with patients who suffer from compulsive stealing disorders. Pathways Institute is the only program in the United States with the expertise and knowledge to offer this type of certification.