Chloe Volzstudied for her B.A.(Hons) Psychology degree at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and gained her professional qualification in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.
Chloë is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the National and Specialist OCD and Related Disorders Team for Children and Young People based at the Maudsley Hospital, UK and is a visiting clinician to the UAE. She is joint Team Lead and manages a team of 5 clinical psychologists and 2 assistant psychologists. She leads the section that provides treatment for the most severe, treatment-resistant cases of young people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Her clinical role is to develop individually-tailored treatment packages, which might involve intensive, home-based and inpatient treatment.
Chloë spent six years gaining child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) and inpatient experience at another London Trust. Outpatient experience included parenting work (parent-child game), running a sleep clinic, working with early feeding difficulties. The inpatient work gave Chloë experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assessing and treating young people with complex psychiatric presentations.
Chloe works with the UK national charity for OCD sufferers (OCD Action) and is on the Clinical Advisory Committee which aims to promote access to evidence-based treatment for sufferers of OCD.
Chloë is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). She is also a member of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), where she has run masterclasses in the treatment of OCD.
As part of a national specialist service, Chloe is regularly asked to present to other services about the work of the team and run CBT skills workshops to train up clinicians. In addition she supervises trainees on the Clinical Doctorate Course at the Institute of Psychiatry.
Chloe’s personal research interest is in unusual and/or complex presentations of OCD and thinking about the implication for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of these cases. An example might be dual-diagnosis autistic spectrum disorder/obsession-compulsive disorder (ASD/OCD) or eating disorder/obsessive-compulsive disorder (ED/OCD).