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Section of Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The RANZCP Section of Psychiatry of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (SPIDD) promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to the psychiatry of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Regulations [PDF; 85 KB] of the SPIDD outline the purpose and responsibilities of the bi-national Section.

Intellectual and developmental disabilities

Psychiatry of intellectual and developmental disabilities focuses on the mental health of people with an intellectual and developmental disability.

Aims

This Section aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to the psychiatry of intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • advise on and promote training in psychiatry of intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • advance and disseminate research in psychiatry of intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through membership@ranzcp.org. The chair of the SPIDD bi-national committee is Dr Chad Bennett.

Membership

All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join this Section. For further information on membership, please email membership@ranzcp.org.

The Regulations [PDF; 55 KB] of the SPIDD outline the role and responsibilities of Section membership.

News

► September 2018 newsletter
► March 2017 newsletter
► October 2016 newsletter
► August 2015 newsletter

Policy

This Section regularly contributes to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.

► Policy and advocacy page

Affiliations/Links