The reading list recommendations are aimed to assist you to prepare for the RANZCP Fellowship Program examinations, particularly the Written Examinations.
As a trainee, you are required to have in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum.
In addition to core clinical psychiatry, you need to cover areas including:
- relevant neurology and brain diseases
- history of psychiatry
- research in psychiatry and evidence base
- drug prescribing
- medico-legal concepts
The level to target in preparation is that of a competent junior consultant. A junior consultant needs in-depth specialist knowledge to be able to act independently and safely, working with a broad overview of the related and significant issues.
The following texts are not listed in order of priority, but rather in groups covering general and focused areas of knowledge. The list has been prepared in consultation with a number of Directors of Training and psychiatrists involved in current registrar training and exams. Source the most recent editions – some current ones are listed here. This list represents basic requirements and is not intended to limit the scope of reading.
Recommended text and useful resources for psychiatry trainees [PDF; 121 KB]
Guide to psychotherapy training
This guide has been written to assist trainees in understanding the psychotherapy training requirements set out by the RANZCP in the Fellowship program. Under the RANZCP Fellowship Regulations, trainees must achieve competent performance to a proficient level in psychotherapies by the end of their training.
Guide to psychotherapy training [PDF; 312 KB]