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 this SIG, please login to your member account and choose Groups under My Membership on the right hand navigation. Have a question about the member platform? Please contact Lisa Patterson, ADAA Membership Director. 

Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines for responsibilities and expectations. 

SIG Chair: 

  • Angela Wai Mon Chiu, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical Center 

Co-Chairs

  • Elena Zendegui, PsyD, Montefiore Medical Center

  • Jarell Myers, PhD, McLean Anxiety Mastery Program 

Board Liaison: 
Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine 

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.