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Department of Psychological Medicine

The Department of Psychological Medicine is one of the largest Departments at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Over the past decade it has grown from a staff of less than ten to over forty.

The Department continues to be actively involved in the teaching of Psychological Medicine to medical students.

The Department is also responsible for the academic programme for Christchurch’s successful psychiatric registrar training programme. In recent years, the Department has expanded into new teaching areas including

  • postgraduate papers in mental health
  • mental health nursing
  • addictions
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • forensic mental health
  • eating disorders
  • psycho-oncology
  • primary care mental health
  • interpersonal psychotherapy

There are approximately 200 postgraduate and research students currently studying with the Department.

Upcoming Psychological Medicine events

flyer - Interpersonal Psychotherapy Workshop_thumbnail Interpersonal Psychotherapy workshop

Participants should preferably be health professionals who have some knowledge of mood disorders and psychotherapy and have worked at least two years clinically. Prior knowledge of IPT will be an advantage.

Read more about the Interpersonal Psychotherapy workshop


flyer - Interpersonal Psychotherapy Supervisor Training workshop_thumbnailInterpersonal Psychotherapy Supervisor Training workshop

This workshop is suitable for individuals who have some experience of IPT and wish to become a supervisor.

Read more about the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Supervisor Training workshop