Live Interview with Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale and Ginny Fuchs, 1# Flyweight Boxer of USA and Team Captain of the Women’s Olympic Team. They share their inspirational stories about fighting for their dreams despite OCD.




RE:ENGAGE Live Stream Series  

Watch the series on-demand by visiting our YouTube Channel or COVID19 page. Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale along with leading experts and advocates have an open discussion about returning to life after COVID19.

  • WATCH RECORDING – Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM (CST) – RE:ENGAGE – PREPARING TO RETURN TO EVERYDAY LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN with Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale
  • WATCH RECORDING – Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM (CST) – RE:ENGAGE – OVERCOMING PITFALLS AND RESURFACING TRIGGERS with Dr. Jon Abramowitz and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale
  • WATCH RECORDING – Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM (CST) – RE:ENGAGE – SOCIAL LIFE AND WORK ENVIRONMENTS with Ethan Smith and Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale
  • WATCH RECORDING – Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM (CST) – RE:ENGAGE – SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AND OCD  with Jon Hershfield, MFT and Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD –  How a loved one or caregiver can be supportive during this time of transitioning back into normal routines.
  • WATCH RECORDING – Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM (CST) – RE:ENGAGE – OCD is Not an Adjective with Ethan Smith


Past Events: 

  • WATCH RECORDING – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM (CST)– “Uncertainty with Coronavirus and Modifying Exposures” with special guest Dr. Jonathan Grayson and Ethan Smith
  • WATCH RECORDING – Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST) – “Anxiety during Coronavirus and Its Impact on Parenting and Kids” with special guest Dr. Aureen Wagner
  • WATCH RECORDING – Monday, March 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST) – “Recognizing Growing Anxiety and When to Ask for Help” with special guest Dr. Jon Abramowitz
  • WATCH RECORDING – Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM (CST) – “Helping Older Adults Manage their Anxiety During CoVid19” with special guest Dr. Melinda Stanley
  • WATCH RECORDING – Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST) – “How Isolation Affects Children and Teens” with special guest Dr. Alejandra Sequeira
  • WATCH RECORDING – Monday, April 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM (CST) – “Maintaining a Daily Schedule and Adopting New Routines” with special guest Dr. Chad Brandt
  • WATCH RECORDING – Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM (CST) – “Young Adult Life During COVID19” with panelists Cali Werner, LMSW, Zach Westerbeck, Molly Fishback, and Morgan Rondinelli
  • WATCH RECORDING – Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST) – “Condensed Intensive OCD Treatment: Bergen 4-Day Treatment Model” with Dr. Chad Brandt
  • WATCH RECORDING – Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST) – “Stepping Up or Stepping Down in Treatment” with Jason Spielman, Psy.D

Peace of Mind Foundation is focused on providing free educational resources to those suffering from OCD and their caregivers. Please browse our website for more resources and educational videos.  If you have any questions about the webinars, please email We will be posting upcoming webinar information on this page.  If you have questions that you want to ask an OCD expert, visit our  Live with Liz page. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, Dr. McIngvale is live on our Facebook page answering your questions. If you would like a copy of the webinar slides, please email



Videos: OCD Webinars

Choose a title below to view a video for more information on various OCD topics.

It is common for people with OCD to be extremely critical of themselves. We have scientific evidence that a self-compassion practice can increase motivation, improve self-esteem, decrease anxiety and emotional regulation and increase overall wellbeing. Our hope in this seminar is to teach you some basic Self-Compassion tools that you can use anytime in your recovery and then provide you with a Q&A for your questions. By Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT

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Chris Trondsen shares his inspirational story of turning pain into purpose. He will talk about his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), depression and suicide. He will discuss finding effective care and rebuilding his life after treatment. Chris has dedicated his life to raising awareness and ending stigma. Join us for his incredible story of hope.

Being a young adult is hard enough as it is. Life takes lots of twists and turns during the late teens and early twenties, deciding where to go to school, what to major in, what to do for a career, who to date and the list goes on and on. When OCD sets in, it makes these already difficult life milestones even harder to manage. Tune in with young adult panelists, Zach Westerbeck, Thomas Smalley & Cali Werner, to see how they navigated through this part of their lives. These individuals are all mental health advocates that are successfully making a difference in the world today. You can make a difference and take control over your OCD, too.

Scrupulosity is a subtype of OCD where obsession and compulsions become entwined in religious and moral matters. Symptoms and treatments for scrupulosity are frequently misunderstood by the sufferers as well as their family, clergy, and other health professionals. This webinar will cover what scrupulosity is and how integrating one’s faith and values into high-quality OCD treatment can improve outcomes.

This webinar by Dr. Suzanne Mouton-Odum will provide a broad outline of body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling and skin picking) and how they relate (or don't) to OCD. The program will cover a description of these disorders as well as state of the art treatment approaches

What is fueling your recovery? What helps you stay well and productive? Jeff Bell, a mental health advocate, will be sharing his inspirational story about empowerment, motivation, and serving a greater purpose. You will learn that the more you engage in advocacy and service, the stronger you and those around you will become.

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What should you expect with OCD when you are expecting? Postpartum OCD (PP-OCD) can cause an exacerbation of existing OCD symptoms or the onset of OCD following the birth of a child. Dr. Eric Storch, renown child OCD expert will be discussing the essentials to understanding symptoms, warning signs, and treatment for postpartum OCD. Postpartum OCD can affect both fathers and mothers and is estimated to impact 6% of first-time mothers. Through this webinar it is our goal that partners and loved ones can learn how to best provide support, help and guidance to their loved ones. It is our goal that individuals impacted by PP-OCD will find hope and help through this event.

What is OCD at its core? Why do OCD suffers get stuck in this vicious cycle of ongoing obsessions and endless rituals? Dr. Jonathan Grayson, a renown OCD expert, will be discussing the inner workings of OCD, the deceptive nature of uncertainty, and how to live with doubt. You will learn to see OCD for what it really is and develop helpful strategies to best position yourself to live a meaningful life full of uncertainty.

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When society thinks of OCD they often think of hand washing, cleaning and checking locks or light switches. However, for those of us living with OCD, we know it is so much more. Unwanted intrusive thoughts, especially harm and sexual OCD, are often hidden and unspoken due to fear, guilt or shame. Join us for a live webinar as Zach Westerbeck shares his personal struggles battling with taboo intrusive thoughts, depression, and suicidal ideation. Zach, now a mental health advocate will share his inspirational story of recovery, motivation, and finding his sense of purpose.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic condition which requires continuous maintenance after effective treatment. Relapse prevention is crucial to sustaining progress and preventing slips. Although slips are a reality, developing a plan to regularly engage in exposure with response prevention will equip individuals for life-long management of symptoms. Renown OCD expert, Dr. Throstur Bjorgvinsson explains relapse prevention, maintaining goals, strategies to overcome relapse, and caregivers support after treatment.

Growing up faces challenges in and of itself, but for children and young adults suffering with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the journey is rigorous. See OCD through the eyes of Vanessa Baier and Thomas Smalley as they share their personal battle with OCD. Hear from OCD renowned OCD child expert, Dr. Aureen Wagner, as she discusses OCD treatment for children and answers your OCD questions.

— Introduction, Welcome Message

— “Personal Story: Growing up with OCD” by Vanessa Baier along with father, Chris Baier

— “Personal Story: Learning to Share your Story” by Thomas Smalley

— “OCD and OCD Treatment in Children” by Dr. Aureen Wagner

– Closing Remarks

It may seem like they have it all figured out, but the struggle continues. Join us for a real authentic view into the struggles the McIngvale family faces on a daily basis around Elizabeth’s battle with OCD. Get a front row seat from the comfort of your own home as we share their story. We will hear from Linda (mother), Laura (sister), and Elizabeth for a panel discussion on family life, triggers, struggles, self-care, and giving support.

Peace of Mind Foundation webinar features three leading experts in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) discussing basics, medication, and treatment. A special sitdown with the McIngvale family discussing their personal experience and answering your questions.

-- OCD Basics: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D.
– OCD Medication: The past, present, and future of medication treatment for OCD by Michael Jenike, MD.
– OCD Treatment: Treating OCD in children and adults and a discussion around family engagement in care by Eric Storch, Ph.D.
– OCD panel: A family’s personal perspective by the McIngvale family

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The OCD 101 training is a 3-hour training offered to give individuals a strong overview of OCD focused on the symptomology of the disorder, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. We provide the training free of charge in order to increase education and disseminate knowledge. The training will cover OCD Overview and related disorders, Diagnosis, OCD Treatment Options, Types of OCD, Symptoms, Stigma and OCD Cycle and Relapse Prevention. This training is intended for professionals, counselors, teachers, and all those interested in learning more about OCD. Speakers Jelani Daniel, LPC and John Hart, PhD

— Introduction
— Introduction to OCD
— Introduction to treatment for OCD and the Essentials

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) commonly has co-occurring disorders. For some individuals, substance abuse is a way to cope with or silence their intrusive thoughts. This form of escape can lead to addiction and without treatment, the problem is likely to get worse. Join us as we hear a mother’s perspective on OCD and addiction told by Margaret Sisson, founder of Riley’s Wish Foundation and professional perspectives​ on treating dual diagnosis and addiction by Dr. Patrick McGrath. We will also hear about important warning signs surrounding depression and suicidal thoughts by Dr. Katrina Rufino.

— “Personal Story: Riley’s Wish Foundation” by Margaret Sisson (

— “Treating OCD & Addiction Together” by Patrick McGrath (

— “Depression, Suicide and Warning Signs” by Katrina Rufino

**If this is an emergency or you are ever feeling suicidal or unsafe please go to your local emergency room, call 911 or call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255 **

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The OCD conference is over. Back to reality, right? What do you do with all the wealth of information you learned or with your new-found urge to make a difference? Don’t let your fire dwindle out during the year. Ethan Smith, OCD advocate, will share with you post-conference coping skills and tools to avoid done deal blues and strategy to stay active all year round.

Dr. Jonathan Grayson, Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale, and Ethan Smith will be discussing uncertainty with COVID19 and modifying exposure during this time followed by a live Q&A session.

This webinar will discuss the core features of OCD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, highlighting similarities and differences in symptoms. There will be a discussion of what information can be expected to share during an evaluation. A case example will be discussed to provide an example of how exposure and response prevention can be adapted for individuals with ASD.