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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.



*Should you require a copy of any previous newsletters not currently available on the website, please contact Francis Maunze – the College Archivist




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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 8 February 2016


Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy annual conference 2016

13-15 April 2016, Weetwood Hall, Leeds


NEWSLETTER: Autumn Winter 2015 2016

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: 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


APP 2016 Annual Phil Richardson Lecture

The findings of the Tavistock Adult Depression Studty (TADS)

26 February 2016, London

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