About us - Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy
advance both within and without the college all modalities of
psychotherapy (cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic)
as an integral part of psychiatry.
- To improve public knowledge of psychotherapy in the treatment
of mental illness.
- To increase theoretical and clinical knowledge of psychotherapy
in the training of psychiatrists.
- To promote research in psychotherapy.
The psychotherapy faculty advances these aims
- Fostering the establishment of
Consultant Medical Psychotherapy posts, and development of
psychotherapy departments in all Mental Health units.
- Ensuring representatives are on appropriate committees in the
- Having an active psychotherapy training committee developing
and monitoring standards of psychotherapy training.
- Responding to documents of relevance to psychotherapy, for
example from the Department of Health.
- Working with other organisations involved in the development of
psychological treatments such as the British Psychological Society
and the British Association for
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
- Arranging annual conferences on topics of interest.
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The work of the Faculty is led by the
Executive Committee. The committee includes 12 members elected by
College membership including the chair, the vice-chair and
financial officer. Elections are run by the Electoral Reform
Society and only members of the College may vote or hold office. A
number of members are co-opted to the Executive Committee; these
include representatives from national jurisdictions, trainees and
experts by experience. The roles of Academic Secretary, Public
Education Officer, Newsletter Editor and Website Editor are held by
both elected and co-opted members. The Executive Committee meets
four times a year and holds Residential/Academic meetings and
formal business meetings for all members.
Dr Sue Stuart-Smith
Faculty Education &
Curriculum Committee (FECC)
The Faculty Education and Curriculum
Committee provides specialist input to the Dean on all
aspects of postgraduate medical education, including the
development of curricula, relevant assessment schedules, and
contribution to quality assurance.
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