Faculty of Psychotherapy

The Faculty of Psychotherapy (FPSY) 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.

Committee members

The chair of the FPSY bi-national committee is Dr Paul Cammell.

The current committee can be contacted through membership@ranzcp.org.

The Bi-national Faculty Committee's Regulations [PDF; 265 KB] 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 membership@ranzcp.org



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

  • The Faculty of Psychotherapy Essay Prize
  • The RANZCP Psychotherapy Research Award

Applications are now open and will close 11.59 pm AEDT 31 October 2021.

►Further information can be found under Faculty and Section awards.


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 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?’ [PDF; 109 KB]


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


Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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