Case History Subcommittee

The Case History Subcommittee administers the Psychotherapy Written Case assessment for all psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. It determines the standard of the assessment submissions.

The Subcommittee relies on its members’ valuable contribution to uphold the expected standard in the Psychotherapy Written case submission.  

Responsibilities of the Subcommittee

Members’ key responsibilities include:
  • Mark case histories. Members are expected to mark cases on a regular basis as determined by the Chair, Case History Subcommittee (usually four times a year).
  • Meet strict deadlines in the marking of case histories.
  • Contribute to evaluating the reliability and validity of the marking process.
  • Provide feedback on the examination process and overall candidate performance to assist the Committee for Examinations in writing the examination report following each examination.
  • Attend meetings and teleconferences of the Subcommittee, as and when required.
  • Attend and participate in standard setting and calibration exercises for written and clinical examinations, as required by the Committee for Examinations.
  • Any other examination related responsibility as specified by the Chair, Case History Subcommittee or Chair, Committee for Examinations.

Case History Subcommittee contact details

Chair Dr Andrew Pethebridge 
Deputy Chair Dr Prachi Brahmbhatt

Subcommittee Member Commitment Required

Term of Office:

Members’ term of office is for two (2) x three (3) year terms.

Meeting frequency:

The Case History Subcommittee meets annually, for one day, usually in the month of November.  Teleconference meetings may be scheduled as and when required and the duration of these meetings (should they occur) will vary.

Subcommittee regulations:

Case History Subcommittee Regulations [PDF; 78 KB]

Note: The Regulations are currently under review.  If you have any questions, please contact​

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