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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

About us - Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy


  • a dandelion - Faculty of Medical PsychotherapyTo 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 by:

  • 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 College.
  • 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.





Executive Committee


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.



Member Year of joining Position
Dr Sue Mizen 2014 (E) Chair
Dr Steve Pearce 2016 (E) Vice chair
Dr Mark Morris 2016 (C) Acting Financial Officer
Dr Sophie Atwood 2014 (C) Committee member
Dr Gordon Barclay 2014 (E) Committee member
Dr Victoria Barker 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Gillian Bluck 2016 (E) Committee member
Dr William Burbridge-James 2015 (C) Committee member
Dr Janet Corry 2014 (C) Committee member
Dr Clare Cribb 2014 (C) Committee member
Dr Mark Evans 2014 (E) Committee member
Dr Maria Eyres 2014 (E) Committee member
Prof Michael Fitzgerald 2015 (C) Committee member
Dr Harriet Fletcher 2014 (E) Committee member
Dr Marcella Fok 2016 (E) Committee member
Dr Rachel Gibbons 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Nora Gribbin 2011 (C) Committee member
Ms Stephanie Guidera 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Simon Heyland 2013 (C) Committee member
Dr Kate Highton 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Anis Janmohamed 2016 (E) Committee member
Dr Alison Jenaway 2016 (E) Committee member
Dr Andrew Lawton 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Tennyson Lee 2016 (E) Committee member
Dr Marina McLoughlin 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Miomir Milovanovic 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Mary Murphy-Ford 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Jo O'Reilly 2016 (C) Committee member
Ms Aakta Patel 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Benjamin Robinson 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Sue Stuart-Smith 2014 (E) Committee member
Dr Joanne Stubley 2016 (C) Committee member
Dr Svetlin Vrabtchev 2013 (C) Committee member
Dr Andrew Williams 2016 (E) Committee member
Dr Jessica Yakeley 2016 (C) Committee member


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News and events


Vacancies will arise in 2018 for the positions of Chair, Financial Officer and Executive Member (6 vacancies) on the Medical Psychotherapy Faculty Executive Committee. Nominations are invited by 9 March 2018:

Notice of election

Election documentation



 Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual Conference 2018

 25 - 27 April 2018 in Cardiff

 Further information



 NEWSLETTER:  Summer 2017


OCCASIONAL PAPER -  Learning from the Cradle to the Grave: the psychotherapeutic development of doctors from beginning to end of a career in medicine and psychiatry


OCCASIONAL PAPER - Using formulation in general psychiatric care: good practice


FACULTY REPORT: Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Position on Electronic Patient Records


FACULTY REPORT: Outcome Measures for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Services


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 

BRIEFING NOTE: Talking Therapies Taskforce



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