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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.

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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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: Thinking Cradle to Grave: Developing Psychotherapeutic Psychiatry - December 2014


NEWS: British Psychoanalytic Council

The BPC now offers accreditation to medical practitioners. Email 



'New paradigms in psychiatry and psychotherapy' - The Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual Conference

Date: 22 - 24 April 2015

Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists, Prescot Street

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RCPsych courses: CBT in Practice Series

NEWSLETTER: Spring/Summer 2014


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