The Faculty of Adult Psychiatry (FADLP) is a RANZCP group that promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to Adult psychiatry.

Adult psychiatry

Adult psychiatry is a specific subspecialty relating to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of adults with psychiatric disorders.


The Faculty aims to:

  • Promote the objectives of the College relating to Adult psychiatry. The majority of College Fellows practice in the area of Adult Psychiatry. The Adult Faculty supports a body of expertise and knowledge that the College could draw on for Position Statements, submissions to a variety of bodies including government and non-government organisations, and advocacy for our adult patients.
  • Contribute to and promote a high standard of clinical practice, training and research pertaining to the practice of psychiatry with adults.
  • Advise on training in Adult psychiatry through the Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry (SATAP). This committee currently supports the Certificate of Adult Psychiatry
  • Advance and disseminate research in Adult psychiatry. The majority of research performed and published by College Fellows and trainees is with an adult population.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through

The Chair of the Bi-national FADLP Committee is Dr Agnew Alexander.

The Bi-national Faculty Committee's Regulations outline the purpose and responsibilities of the FADLP Committee.


All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join the Faculty. 

Join the Faculty via My RANZCP [Member login required]

The Regulations [PDF; 58 KB] of the FADLP outline the role and responsibilities of the Bi-national Faculty membership.

Accredited membership is available for members of the College who have completed the relevant Certificate of Advanced Training, or meet approved criteria. The accredited membership criteria policy [PDF; 48.4 KB] outlines the pathways to receiving accredited membership. 

For further information on applying for accredited membership of the Faculty, please visit the Faculty FAQ’s  or please email


The Certificate of Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry is the premier training program in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in Adult psychiatry.