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The main specialties within psychiatry are represented within
the College by Faculties and Sections. The College also has Special
Interest Groups which provide a forum for Members to come together
in a particular area of psychiatry.
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A member of the College can join whichever Faculty, Section
and/or Special Interest Group they choose, (to join a
Faculty, Section or Special Interest Group, please contact the
and can be a member of more than one at a time.
The fact that a College member belongs to a
particular Faculty, Section or Special Interest Group does not
necessarily mean that they work in that field. Equally, it is not a
requirement for any psychiatrist to belong to a particular Faculty
or Section to work in that area of psychiatry.
Members and Associates may join by completing
application form or emailing the College Membership
office. Others may be invited to join at the discretion of
the relevant Chair.
The main objects of a Special Interest Group are to facilitate
the exchange of information, to promote discussion and to generate
interest in a particular field of psychiatry. Council sets up or
disbands Special Interest Groups.
(Note: the name of the Central Executive
Committee has been changed by consent of the Privy Council to
‘Council’. The Regulations will be amended to reflect this
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