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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.





News and events


Faculty and Executive


Public information 



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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News and events


  NEWSLETTER: Spring_Summer 2016

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


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: British Psychoanalytic Council

The BPC now offers accreditation to medical practitioners. Email 


Medical Psychotherapy Trainee and Trainers conference

Art and the Psyche

13 January 2017 at the Wellcome Collection, London

Further information

Contact Tessa Sloper Talbot to book your place

Unfortunately College staff are unable to help with queries about this event.  Contact Dr Sloper Talbot for information and to register..


Medical Psychotherapy Schemes in the UK

Medical Student Psychotherapy Symposium

20 January 2017 at RCPsych in London

Further information for student associates


Maudsley Lectures on Psychoanalysis

Starts 26 September 2016

A series of lectures and seminars on psychoanalysis


NELFT Foundation Trust and APP

Medically Unexplained Symptoms conference

27 January 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

Deadline for abstracts - 1 December 2016

Early bird registration deadline - 31 January 2017

Join us 

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