Development of psychotherapeutic skills is a key part of development as a Psychiatrist. A variety of courses have been historically supported by study leave monies and so the STC wish to provide more specific funding guidance.
Courses will be supported for trainees who have an outcome 1 in their ARCP and have progressed to an expected level in their MRCPsych exams. (For example, the Lecture course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis would be supported for trainees who have passed papers A and B whilst the Foundation course would be supported for trainees who have MRCPsych and are in higher training).
Any psychotherapy training courses must be sanctioned jointly by their TPD and Psychotherapy Tutor as being of sufficient quality and relevance to the trainee’s career progression.