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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


Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Member Support


Further information

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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IC 2016

News and events

Faculty elections

Call for nominations for role of Vice Chair, Financial Officer, Executive Committee members.  Nominations to be received by 11 January 2016


Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy annual conference 2016

13-15 April 2016, Weetwood Hall, Leeds


Medical Psychotherapy Trainees and Trainers Conference

Friday 15 January 2016, Royal College of Psychiatrists
More information to follow


Thinking Cradle to Grave: Developing Psychotherapeutic Psychiatry - Updated July 2015


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: Opportunity for Service Users and Carers to get involved in the work of the Faculty.


NEWS: British Psychoanalytic Council

The BPC now offers accreditation to medical practitioners. Email 



RCPsych courses: CBT in Practice Series

NEWSLETTER: Spring Summer 2015

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