Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D., LMSW
Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
Presentation: Stamping Out the Stigma of Mental Illness: A Personal Perspective
Bio: Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. is the founder of the Peace of Mind foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD. Elizabeth was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 12 and she underwent treatment which included both inpatient and outpatient therapy and continues to engage in outpatient therapy to this day to manage her OCD on a daily basis. Elizabeth has made it her life mission to make a difference in the lives of those living with a mental illness. Elizabeth and her family were once told her OCD was too severe to be treated but today she stands before you as someone who successfully manages her illness. She is a 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 proudly serves as an assistant professor at Baylor Universities Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Elizabeth and her family founded the Peace of Mind Foundation; a non-profit dedicated to OCD. Elizabeth’s foundation runs the ocdchallenge.org which is a free interactive self-help website for obsessive compulsive disorder based on the principles of exposure with response prevention. 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 everyday.
Disclosure: Dr. Mcingvale has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.