About:

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 SIG, please use the contact information provided under each SIG listing or email us at info@iocdf.org. Each SIG operates independently by its own leadership. You do not have to be an active member of IOCDF to participate in a SIG, though we encourage you to check out our membership benefits.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

These are our active Special Interest Groups. More information about each group will be coming soon.

The group is composed of professionals who have expertise in treating OCD and express an interest in Autism as well as treating OCD in these patients.

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BDD

The BDD Special Interest Group is dedicated to advancing knowledge and disseminating information about body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) to professionals, people with BDD and their family members, and the public.

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Faith & OCD

This group is designed specifically for individuals of ALL religious traditions to share their experiences with OCD, as well as ways this has impacted their connection to a faith community.

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Hoarding Research

More information coming soon.

Hoarding Community

More information coming soon.

LGBTQ+

More information coming soon.

 

Mental Health in Sports

More information coming soon.

OCD & SUD

More information coming soon.

OCD in Scrubs

The SIG is specifically for healthcare professionals who live with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The goal is to offer support, advocacy, and bring awareness to the unique challenges this population faces.

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Pediatric

More information coming soon.

This SIG is designed to build relationships and foster collaboration among young career clinicians in the fields of OCD, anxiety and related disorders.

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Therapists & Trainees with OCD

The goal of the SIG is to develop a community of mental health providers who have a shared understanding of the unique challenges that may be present when working within the mental health/medical field while carrying your own personal experiences (current or past) with OCD/OC Spectrum disorders.

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Young Adults

The goal of the SIG and its members is to help create a community of young adults with OCD that can stay connected and provide support to one another year-round.

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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. Click here to review our SIG program guidelines.