Spring OCD Webinar

Event details

  • Saturday | April 14, 2018
  • 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • 832.474.1327

Free Spring OCD Webinar

Saturday, April 14th at 8:45 am (CST)

Peace of Mind Foundation is excited to host a FREE OCD Webinar featuring presentations and Q&A from leading OCD experts and advocates. Be a part of this online conference from the comfort of your own home. Registration for this event will be open soon.


8:45 am – 9:00 am  Welcome and introductions
9:00 am – OCD Basics: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D.
9:50 am – OCD Medication: The past, present, and future of medication treatment for OCD by Michael Jenike, MD.
10:40 am – OCD Treatment: Treating OCD in children and adults and a discussion around family engagement in care by Eric Storch, Ph.D.
11:30 am – OCD panel: A family’s personal perspective by the McIngvale family




Guest Speakers


Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D.

Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. McIngvale’s clinical interest focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, mental health stigma and access to mental health care. Dr. McIngvale works with patients with OCD at BCM, engages in research related to OCD and serves as a mental health advocate. Elizabeth is the founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD. Elizabeth’s foundation founded the OCD Challenge in an effort to increase access to care for individuals with OCD. Elizabeth was the first ever national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and is a licensed therapist in Texas. Elizabeth received her bachelors and masters in social work from Loyola University Chicago and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Houston. Elizabeth is a renowned speaker on both the local and national level speaking on behalf of OCD, mental illness, and mental health stigma. Elizabeth is dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless; being a social worker allows her to continue her work in the field and to stamp out the stigma of mental illness every day.


Michael Jenike, MD

Dr. Michael Jenike is the founder of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jenike is recognized as a world-renowned researcher, having published over 200 articles on obsessive-compulsive disorder, geriatric psychopharmacology, and neuroimaging in psychiatric disorders. He is currently the principal investigator of an OCD longitudinal family study that seeks to examine the clinical, genetic, imaging and neurocognitive areas of this disorder. His research and clinical interests involve the development, assessment, and treatment of OCD and Alzheimer’s Disease.


Eric Storch, Ph.D.

Dr. Storch specializes in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of adult and childhood OCD, as well as other anxiety and OC-related disorders. Dr. Storch has been the principal investigator on multiple federally-funded grants, is a Fulbright Scholar, and published 12 books and 500 peer-reviewed articles. He is on the IOCDF Scientific Advisory Board and the Chair of the Pediatric Behavior Therapy Institute.

Linda McIngvale

Linda McIngvale 

Linda McIngvale has been a champion to the cause of mental health from day one with her daughter Elizabeth.Tirelessly fighting to not only find a cure for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but to stamp out the stigma of mental health. When Elizabeth, Linda’s daughter asked to start a foundation to help others, Linda jumped on board immediately and helped make the Peace of Mind Foundation come to life. As a mother of four, Linda is a true matriarch of not only her family but businesses as well. Along with her husband James “Mack” McIngvale, the McIngvale’s own and operate Gallery Furniture as well as Club Westside, a health and fitness club in Houston, Texas.

Laura McIngvale Brown 2

Laura McIngvale Brown 

Laura McIngvale Brown, sister of Elizabeth, has had a passion for mental since her sister was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Like the entire McIngvale family, Laura is passionate about stamping out the stigma of mental illness. Full time, Laura and her husband Phil are restauranteurs and have owned and operated a successful steakhouse in Austin, Texas since 2010.