Faculties of General Adult Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy Spring Conference 2022


Day 1


Day 2

Timings 23 March 12.45-17.15, 24 March 09.00am-13.30
Location Online event
CPD 1 point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval
Non member fee£100
Consultant fee£75
SAS/Higher Trainee£55
Reduced/Subsidised Fee/Core Trainee/Medical Student/Foundation Doctor£35
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Faculties of General Adult Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy Spring Conference 2022

Event Information

From the General Adult Faculty and Medical Psychotherapy Faculty, we are delighted to present a joint spring conference in 2022. This is the first time in years that the two faculties have come together to produce a joint conference. We wanted to choose subjects that would highlight the importance of relationships in clinical care… importance between the relationships between brain, mind and body, relationships between clinicians, patients, families and teams, relationship with the external world, our current psychiatric practices and training, and also relationships between our two faculties. We consider this an excellent opportunity to share our experiences, our ideas and our dilemmas in one common platform.

 The conference will highlight about the importance of relationships in clinical care including aspects of trauma in its various facets. We have lined up renowned speakers, who will address the subject from a wide range of angles and depth which will be relevant to all of us involved in mental health.  We have a session looking into the epigenetics and relational aspects of mind and body, followed by a session on care and treatments including what it means to be trauma sensitive, trauma skilled and trauma informed. We have a separate session led by trainees to elaborate on topics related to trainee burn out, the impact of culture and events such as the pandemic on training. We also have a session about safety and wellbeing of patients and staff. The conference will be followed by the Medical Psychotherapy Business Meeting, taking place between 2.30 PM - 4.00 PM on Thursday, which delegates are also encouraged to join. We invite you all to come participate in a great event, like we have never had before.

The conference will be available to watch live, or on-demand from your home or work. With each title we aim to provide you with thought provoking subjects and a wide range of discussions on this important aspect of mental health care. This conference, therefore, will be relevant to a large audience including anyone working in the field of mental health: OTs, Nurses, Therapists, Psychologists, Trainees, Lived Experience Practitioners or Representatives, Psychiatrists, GPs as well as service users and their carers.

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  • Dr Matthew Anastasis, Core Trainee, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Meda Apetroae, Trainee Representative, General Adult Faculty
  • Dr Sophie Atwood, Consultant in Medical Psychotherapy, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Alan Baban, Trainee Representative, Medical Psychotherapy Faculty
  • Rachel Bannister, Lay Representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Chloe Beale, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Annamaria Cattaneo, Head of the Biological Psychiatry Unit, IRCCS Centre, Institute Fatebenefratelli Brescia, Italy & Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • James Cooke, Lay representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Rebecca Davies, Interim Head of Occupational Therapy, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Lucinda Donaldson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Josie Fielding, Trainee Representative, Medical Psychotherapy Faculty
  • Dr Mosun Fapohunda, Consultant Psychiatrist, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Rachel Gibbons, Chair of the RCPsych Patient Safety Group & Chair of the Working Group on the Effect of Suicide and Homicide on Psychiatrists
  • Dr Christopher Holman, York Group Work
  • Jacquie Jamieson, Lay Representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Diana Menzies, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Emilia Molimpakis, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Thymia
  • Dr Graham Music, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Jo O’Reilly, Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Joan Rutherford, Chief Medical Member, Mental Health Tribunal
  • Dr P. J Saju, Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Sarah Thornton, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Dr Andrea Tocca, Associate Medical Director, Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Jon Van Niekerk, Group Clinical Director, Cygnet Health
  • Dr Indira Vinjamuri, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cath Wakeman, OBE, Chief Executive Officer and Trauma Therapist, IMARA

  • The conference will take place online using Hopin as a webinar.
  • Participants will be able view a video of the speaker and alongside any slides.
  • Participants can also pose questions, and some speakers may use polling or other interactive features. 
  • All registered participants will have access to a recording for up to two months after the event. 

This event is taking place online via Hopin. To take part you will need: 

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for the best Hopin event experience. 

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the conference sessions on demand.
  • To access the recordings you will be required to enter your name, email address and a password.
  • This is unique to you as a registered delegate so please do not share the recording links.  

Please read our Terms and Conditions before making your booking. 

For further information, please contact:

Email: charlotte.bowering@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Charlotte Bowering

Contact number: 0208 618 4288

Event Location

Location: Online event