The OCD and Related Disorders SIG promotes collaboration, education/mentoring, research, and networking among ADAA members who have a specific interest in OCD and related conditions.

If you're interested in joining, please contact Helen Heymann, Senior Education Program Manager, for more information. 

SIG Chair: 

  • Angela Wai Mon Chiu, PhD

Board Liaison: 

  • Blair Simpson, MD, PhD

2017-2018 Annual Report

Accomplishments

  • Monthly peer consultation video conference calls continue to be well attended and beneficial to SIG members
  • Recruited several speakers to give webinars for mental health treatment provider
    • Webinars Completed in 2017-2018:
      • Jonathan Grayson May 2017: Murderers, Pedophiles, & Other Harm Concerns: Living with Possibilities. 
      • Jonathan Grayson September 2017: OCD & Strategic Pressure: Working with Treatment Resistant Children & Adult Children Living at Home
      • Jami Socha & Laura Lokers Feb 2018: Treating the Family: Addressing Family Accommodation in the Treatment of OCD
    • Upcoming Webinars: 
      • Jami Socha & Laura Lokers Feb 2018: Treating the Family: Addressing Family Accommodation in the Treatment of OCD (Part II)
      • Phil Seibell Scheduled for the fall 2018: OCD and Medication Management

Plans for the Future:

  • We will continue the peer consultation video conference calls
  • We will continue to organize webinars on OCD topics (based on the topic requests from SIG members)
  • Megan Hughes-Feltenberger, PhD, will step down as SIG chair and Angela Chiu, Ph.D. will transition from Vice Chair to Chair for the upcoming year. We will identify a new Vice Chair at the upcoming annual SIG meeting.  
  • The OCD SIG will contribute blog posts on OCD and related disorders to the ADAA website. 

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