RANZCP Foundation research update

28 January 2020

The RANZCP Foundation enables the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) to raise funds and manage an annual grants, scholarships and awards program that provides RANZCP members the opportunity to apply for financial support to undertake world-class psychiatric research and projects.

Here’s a snapshot of one of the researchers we supported.








Dr Myles Gutkin

Psychoeducation, Formulation and Psychotherapy for Functional Neurological Disorders

Dr Gutkin reports that:

“With the support of the RANZCP Foundation, the pilot study has been completed, with 29 participants and sufficient benefit has been detected to warrant continuation of the research. Long term follow-up and exit interviews are now underway to establish sustained benefit and acceptability.”

“The next year of the study will be focused on interpreting the results of the pilot to modify and manualise the intervention in preparation for a randomised controlled trial to be undertaken over the subsequent two years.”

You can visit the Foundation Research highlights page to find out more about other research projects supported by the Foundation.

Please contact the Foundation at any time by email at foundation@ranzcp.org or by phone on +61 3 9236 9107 or visit the Foundation page