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The Centre for Advanced Learning and Conferences (CALC) provides a range of high quality, CPD approved training for psychiatrists and mental health professionals. Within this section you will find information on all the courses and conferences we currently have available.


Clinical Topics


Working with Long Term Physical Illness & Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Date: Mon 26 November 2018  | Location: RCPsych, London                                                           




Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT) for Persistent Physical Symptoms Training Day

Date: Fri 16 March 2018 | Location: RCPsych, London



Advances in Clinical Practice for Older People with Substance Misuse 

Date: Thur 15 -Fri 16 February |  Location: RCPsych, London

Gatsby/Wellcome Neuroscience Spring Conference

Date: Fri 13 April |  Location: Downing College, Cambridge




CBT in Practice Series


Introduction to CBT  - 13 March 2018

Managing Depression - 11 April 2018

Managing Anxiety - 23 May 2018

Location: RCPsych, London


Suicide Awareness - Revisiting skills in assessing risk & helping people in crisis

Date: Mon 18 December  2017 | Tue 16 January  2018 Location: RCPsych, London


Introduction to Peer Reviewing for Psychiatric Journals

Date: Thu 08 February 2018 | Location: RCPsych, London


15 Minute CBT for use in clinical teams: A Five Areas Approach

Date: Mon 22 October 2018 | Location: RCPsych, London


ECT Team Day

Date: Thurs 29 November 2018 |  Location: RCPsych, London


ECT Prescribers day

Date: Fri  30 November 2018 |  Location: RCPsych, London

Date: tbc |  Location: tbc




CASC Preparation Training - a course for overseas candidates

Date: Fri 1- Sat 2 December | Location: Holiday Inn, Singapore


Perinatal Psychiatry Trainees Conference

Date: Fri 5 October | Location: London




RCPsych International Congress

Date: Sun 24 - Wed 27 June | Location: ICC, Birmingham


Legal & Policy

We are currently developing a new programme for 2018 and will provide more information at a later date.

Leadership & Management

We are currently developing a new programme for 2018 and will provide more information at a later date.


Faculty Events



Collaborative approaches to the mental health of children: from issues to interventions

Date: Tues 30 January |  Location: RCPsych, London


Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Wed 28 February - Fri 2 March  |  Location: Nottingham

Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Wed 7 March - Fri 9 March  |  Location: Newcastle Gateshead

Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy Annual Conference

Date: Wed 25-Fri 27 April  |  Location: Radisson Blu, Cardiff

Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Thur 26 - Fri 27 April | Location: Belfast


Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Wed 16-Fri 18 May | Location: Marriott Hotel, Liverpool

Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Winter Meeting

Date: Mon 8 October | Location: London


Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Thur 11 - Fri 12 October |  Location: Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

Faculty of Eating Disorders Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Fri 2 November  |  Location: RCPsych, London

Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry Conference

Date: Thu 15 & Fri 16 November  |  Location: RCPsych, London

Faculty of Neuropsychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Thurs 13 - Fri 14 September | Location: RCPsych, London

Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Conference

Date: Thurs 20 - Fri 21 September | Location: Hilton Hotel, Glasgow


Special Interest Group Events


'Bringing Compassion into Mental Healthcare' Spirituality & Psychiatry SIG Conference

Date: Fri 8 December  |  Location: London



Second Symposium of the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group

Date: Fri 12 January |  Location: RCPsych, London

Belief Systems, Culture and Mental Health - Transcultural SIG Conference

Date: Monday 19 February  |  Location: RCPsych, London





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