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Procedure for establishing a Special Interest Group:

  1. (1) Any member wishing to establish a Special Interest Group shall write to the Registrar with relevant details.

  2. (2) The Registrar shall forward the application to Council.

  3. (3) If Council approves the principle of establishing such a Special Interest Group then it will direct the Registrar to place a notice in the Bulletin, or its equivalent, asking members of the College to write in support of such a Group and expressing willingness to participate in its activities.

  4. (4) If at least 120 members reply to this notice within four months of publication, then Council shall formally approve the establishment of the Special Interest Group.

In accordance with this procedure, Council has approved a proposal for the establishment of a Special Interest Group in Social Science and Psychiatry.

Background to the proposal

The past 20 years have seen many significant advances in biological psychiatry. Less well known, but of no less importance for the future of psychiatry, are developments in our understanding of social factors in mental disorder.

Disciplines including medical sociology, medical anthropology, social psychology and health economics offer critical perspectives from which to examine psychiatric theories and scrutinise psychiatric practice. Psychiatrists need to engage in these debates and one important forum to discuss these issues would be a special interest group in social science and psychiatry.

Members are invited to write in support of this Group and express willingness to participate in its activities. Interested members should write to the Registrar care of Miss Sue Duncan at the College.

If 120 members reply to this notice within 4 months of publication, then Council shall formally approve the establishment of this Special Interest Group.