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Dr Victoria Bream

Dr Victoria Bream

Dr Victoria Bream is a clinical psychologist and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who in September 2019 moved to the new Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC), previously spending many years working at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital London.

Her specialist expertise is in delivering CBT for OCD and hoarding.

Victoria is also a course supervisor on Institute of Psychiatry post graduate diploma in CBT (IAPT).

She is also one of the co-authors of the OCD books Break free from OCD and CBT for OCD.

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Gazal Jones

Dr Gazal Jones

Dr Gazal Jones is a Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorder Service for Children and Young People (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust).

Gazal provides specialist assessment and evidence-based treatment to children and young people with OCD across the country.

Alongside her clinical work, Gazal also works on a project aimed at improving access to mental health services amongst ethnic minority youth.

Sorcha McCaffrey

Sorcha McCaffrey

Sorcha has had OCD since she was about five but wasn’t diagnosed until she was twenty.

Since having treatment for OCD, Sorcha has trained at drama school and works as an actor and writer. She wrote her first play Ladybones based on her experiences of having OCD, and performed it this summer at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and joined OCD-UK for a post performance discussion about the play and OCD.

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Professor Paul Salkovskis

Professor Paul Salkovskis

Professor Paul Salkovskis, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and also a patron of the national charity, OCD-UK.

Paul Salkovskis qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1979 at the Institute of Psychiatry. He worked for six years in Yorkshire (in Huddersfield then Leeds) as a full time NHS clinical psychologist before moving to Oxford as a Research Clinical Psychologist. In Oxford he was promoted to Professor before moving to work at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry as Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Clinical Director in the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in SLaM NHS Trust.

In 2010 he was appointed Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at the University of Bath where Paul set up and ran a specialist OCD treatment Clinic.

He is regarded as an expert in the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders in general, and more specifically in OCD, Panic and Agoraphobia and health anxiety, having contributed to the psychological understanding and treatment of these areas.

Paul is also currently Editor of the BABCP Journal, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and is President of the BABCP.

In 2018 he moved to the University of Oxford to take up the roles of Director of Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and the Director of Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, where he will continue clinical work at the Oxford Health Specialist Psychological Intervention Centre (OHSPIC).

Chloe Volz

Chloë Volz

Chloë Volz is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Team Lead at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and related disorders service at the Maudsley Hospital, for the National and Specialist OCD and Related Disorders Team for Children and Young People.

She has been part of this team for the past 17 years and has taught and trained and nationally and internationally on the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent OCD.

Clinically, she oversees treatment for the most severe, treatment-resistant cases of young people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and her role is to develop individually-tailored treatment packages, which might involve intensive, home-based and inpatient treatment.

She is also pioneering Multi-Family Group work with families of young people with OCD as an enhancement to the evidence-based CBT treatment that is offered in the clinic.

This year with 2 colleagues, she was very pleased to publish the clinic’s treatment manual and workbook OCD - Tools to help young people fight back! and OCD – Tools to help you fight back! Turner, Krebs and Volz.

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