Views on psychotherapy research among members of the Medical Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Yakeley, Jessica, Fok, Marcella Lei-Yee and Lee, Tennyson (2021) Views on psychotherapy research among members of the Medical Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. BJPsych Bulletin . ISSN 2056-4694 (Print), 2056-4708 (Online)

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Abstract

Aims and Method: Research drives innovation and improved practice in psychotherapy. We describe views of members of the Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) regarding their knowledge, experience and perspectives on psychotherapy research. We sent questionnaires to the Faculty membership emailing list. Results: In total, 172 psychiatrists from all levels of training returned fully complete responses. Respondents considered knowledge of psychotherapy research to be important to clinical work. Many have qualifications and experience in research but lack current opportunities for research involvement and would welcome the Faculty doing more to promote psychotherapy research. Perceived obstacles to research involvement included lack of competence, competing demands and wider organisational factors. Clinical Implications: The lack of research opportunities for medical psychotherapists may lead to their underrepresentation in psychotherapy research and a less medically informed research agenda. Providing support at academic, RCPsych and National Health Service organisational levels will allow more clinically relevant research not only in psychotherapy but in other psychiatric disciplines as well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical Psychotherapy, Academic Training, Psychotherapy Research, Research, Survey
Subjects: Research, Tests, Assessments > Psychotherapy Research
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2410

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