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Volen Ivanov

Affiliated to research

About me

Lic. Psychologist and researcher. I work as a quality managing psychologist at Psykiatri Sydväst and conduct research at Psykiatri Sydväst through the research group Rück Lab at Karolinska Institutet.

Research description

My research focus is on the development, evaluation and implementation of psychological treatment for disorders often referred to as OCD and related disorders. The disorders I am especially interested in include hoarding disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), skin picking disorder, olfactory reference syndrome, Tourette syndrome/chronic tic disorder and severe health anxiety.


I am the principal supervisor for the PhD students Mia Asplund, Susanna Österman and Sofia Jägholm.

Teaching portfolio

I teach psychotherapy at the Occupational Therapist Programme at Karolinska Institutet.