This Professional Networking SIG is designed to build relationships and foster collaboration among mental health professionals in the fields of OCD, anxiety and related disorders. This group focuses on various interests such as research, advocacy, networking, and peer-consultation breaking into small groups to foster relationships with other professionals with similar interests. This SIG is for students, trainees, professionals at all levels in their careers. Students, trainees, and young professionals have an opportunity to network with and potentially build mentorship relationships with those who are mid-career or senior in this field.

SIG Leadership:

Jeff Szymanski, PhD
Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD


Standing monthly meetings where members meet in focused breakout group.

About Monthly Professional Networking Meetings:

Please join us if you are interested in expanding your professional network, meeting others in the field and learning from senior professionals in the OCD and related disorder world.
This group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month at 2 pm ET via Zoom. Click here to fill out the interest form to receive meeting information.

Breakout Groups:

The following information provides more details about the breakout sessions within the standing monthly meetings.


What a research career looks like short term and long term, applying to grad school (a how to), balance of clinical and research time, mentor/mentee program ideas, journey of a graduate student, learning more about co-occurring treatments, etc.

Facilitator: Jennie Kuckertz, PhD


More information coming soon.
Facilitator: Annabella Hagen, LCSW


Building a private practice/business; where to access additional training opportunities; using different treatment modalities, etc.

Facilitator: Alison Bonifay


Rotating facilitator by a mid-level or senior OCD specialist who will be available to answer case consultation questions and also to encourage group feedback.

Want to Join the Professional Networking SIG?

This group is open to new membership. Please fill out the interest form to receive meeting information. If you have additional questions, please email