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.

SIG Chair: 

  • Elaina Zendegui, PsyD, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai 


  • Avital Falk, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Liaison: 

Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine 

2019-2020 Annual Report

Our SIG continues to host monthly peer consultation calls that bring members together, with a focus on clinical consultation and connecting members to resources and referrals. We have also collaborated with the Social Anxiety and Child and Adolescent SIGs to invite host cross-SIG consultation calls.
This year our SIG has built a referral directory to aid in referrals for OCD treatment and to build our awareness of other providers in our areas. We are continuing to connect people to community resources, and we are currently planning webinars and blog posts.
At the 2020 conference, we will host a brown bag lunch to discuss goals for the coming year and to bring members together.

If you’re interested in joining this SIG, please login to your member account and choose Groups from the green menu bar at the top of your screen. Have a question about the member platform? Please contact Vickie Spielman, ADAA Associate Director, Membership and Marketing. 

Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines for responsibilities and expectations.