The International OCD Foundation brings together mental health professionals and individuals from diverse backgrounds that share a common interest to participate in OCD and related disorder discussions, networking, education, resource development, and/or research. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are developed to cultivate purposeful initiatives that support and advance IOCDF’s mission to help those affected by OCD and related disorders. SIGs operate semi-independently and vary in content, structure, and activity level.

Join a Group:

To join a Special Interest Group (SIG), please use the contact information provided in each SIG listing. If you have additional questions, please email sigs@iocdf.org

Start A Special Interest Group:

Individuals interested in starting a SIG must submit a description of the proposed group along with evidence of significant interest from the OCD and related disorder community. The description should include the primary objectives and the purpose of forming a group around a specific target audience or topic. New group proposals need to be clearly distinct from areas already covered by established SIGs.

Due to the evidence-based nature of the IOCDF, all SIGs must have at least one mental health professional member. Submissions will be reviewed by IOCDF staff and approved by the Executive Director. Review our SIG program guidelines here.