Chloë Volz

(Hons), MSc, CPsychol

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Chloë Volz is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the CAMHS OCD and Related Disorders Service. 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. The team works jointly with Snowfields Adolescent Unit to offer the inpatient provision.

Other roles

As part of the national service, Chloë offers consultation and joint work with clinicians around the country, enabling young people to access specialist treatment when they need it.

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.

Background

She trained in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry between 1992 and 1994. She then spent six years gaining child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) and inpatient experience at the SW London and St George’s NHS Trust. Outpatient work covered parenting (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.

Research

Her 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).

Publications

Case Series: Transformation Obsession in Young People With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Volz, C and Heyman I. J. AM. ACAD. CHILD ADOLESC. PSYCHIATRY, 46:6, JUNE 2007.

Hilton, K., Turner, C., Krebs, G., Volz, C. and Heyman, I. (2011), Parent Experiences of Attending a Specialist Clinic for Assessment of their Child’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16: no. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2011.00607.

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