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Faculty of Psychotherapy

The Faculty of Psychotherapy (FPSY) is an RANZCP group that promotes the highest standards in academic and clinical aspects of psychotherapy.


Psychotherapy is a therapeutic interaction between the practitioner and consumer, which is embedded in psychiatric practice.


The Faculty aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to the psychotherapies
  • advise on training in the psychotherapies through the subcommittee of advanced training
  • advance and disseminate research in the psychotherapies
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through

The chair of the FPSY bi-national committee is Dr Michael Daubney.

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


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

Accredited membership is available for members of the College who have completed the relevant Certificate of Advanced Training, or have equivalent experience in the field. The accredited membership criteria policy outlines the pathways to receiving accredited membership. 

For further information or to apply for accredited membership of the Faculty, please email





In order to further the advancement of the psychotherapies, the Faculty supports the following awards:

For more information visit the Faculty and Section awards page. For any  queries please contact


The Certificate of Advanced Training in the Psychotherapies is the premier training program in Australia and New Zealand in psychotherapy practiced by psychiatrists.


The Faculty of Psychotherapy have produced an educational tool for members to help them address the new Practice Development, Quality Improvement and Review requirements of the RANZCP CPD program. The Faculty is taking the initiative in promoting awareness of quality improvement concepts and stimulating interest in innovative approaches to practice review in psychotherapy.

.What is a quality improvement audit project?’ 


The Faculty contributes to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.

.Policy and advocacy page


The Faculty hosts an annual scientific conference. 

.Presentations from previous RANZCP conferences