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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.



Video: What is Medical Psychotherapy?





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Faculty and Executive


Public information 


Working in Medical Psychotherapy

This section contains information about Accrediting Organisation for Medical Psychotherapy and CPD (Continuing Professional Development)


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.



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News and events

NEWSLETTER:  Winter/Spring 2018



Date: 25 - 27 April 2018, with a neuroscience day on 28 April 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Cardiff

Information & Registration


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.