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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy

Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy

The Medical Psychotherapy Faculty represents the broad range of psychotherapeutic practice within psychiatry.

Its membership consists of psychiatrists who practice psychotherapy as their main therapy or utilise its principles in their work.



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The Accrediting Organisation for Medical Psychotherapy


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Recent advances in knowledge of brain and body functioning are increasingly relevant to the work of medical psychotherapists.

  • This paper highlights some of these significant advances.



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News and events


 Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual Conference 2017

 Trauma, Dissociation & Psychosis

 5 - 7 April 2017, London

 Further information and registration


  NEWSLETTER:  Winter 2016_2017

OCCASIONAL PAPER -  Learning from the Cradle to the Grave: the psychotherapeutic development of doctors from beginning to end of a career in medicine and psychiatry


OCCASIONAL PAPER - Using formulation in general psychiatric care: good practice


FACULTY REPORT: Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Position on Electronic Patient Records


FACULTY REPORT: Outcome Measures for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Services


NEWS: Financial Support for Medical Psychotherapy Trainees’ Personal Therapy


ARTICLE: Psychoanalytic ideas and their place in psychiatry training in the UK and live Twitter chat - The Lancet, August 2014


ARTICLE: Psychiatry, subjectivity and emotion - deepening the medical model - The Psychiatric Bulletin June 2014


NEWS: British Psychoanalytic Council

The BPC now offers accreditation to medical practitioners. Email 

BRIEFING NOTE: Talking Therapies Taskforce


Maudsley Lectures on Psychoanalysis

Starts 26 September 2016

A series of lectures and seminars on psychoanalysis




17 March 2017, Leeds

BABCP CBT Medics SIG annual conference


Annual Phil Richardson lecture

24 March 2017, London


18th World Congress of the World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry (WADP)

Creative processes in psychotherapy and psychiatry

19 - 22 April 2017, Florence


18th Annual Congress of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society

Compulsion to Predict:  The development of the self and its disorders

13 - 15 July 2017, London


International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

20th International Congress of ISPS, 30 August - 3 September 2017, Liverpool

Early bird registration deadline - 31 January 2017

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Any member of the College is eligible to join the Medical Psychotherapy Faculty. Please contact the College Membership Section.