Clinical Certificate

  • Six stand-alone 1.5 day modules on specific topics
  • Provides state of the art coverage of the topic for people who wish to become expert in psychopharmacological prescribing
  • Each module provides 10-11 hours of CPD (subject to peer group approval)


Substance Misuse

6th December 2018 –
7th December 2018

Radisson Park Inn Hotel, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester Map


Anxiety Disorders

24th January 2019 –
25th January 2019

The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol Map

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Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

21st March 2019 –
22nd March 2019

Park Plaza Hotel, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham Map

FULLY BOOKED. The waiting list is closed. To be sent details of future modules please complete the Registration of Interest form


2nd May 2019 –
3rd May 2019

Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water St, Manchester Map

Online Booking not available for this module. Register Interest

Drug Treatments in Affective Disorders

September 2019 (Date TBC)

The International Centre for Life (Conferences), Newcastle upon Tyne Map

Online Booking not available for this module. Register Interest

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

October 2019 (Date TBC)

The Royal Station Hotel, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne Map

Online Booking not yet available for this module. Register Interest

Drug Treatments in Old Age Psychiatry

October 2019 (Date TBC)

The International Centre For Life (Conferences), Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne Map

Online Booking not yet available for this module. Register Interest

Substance Misuse

December 2019 (Date TBC)

Renaissance Hotel, Blackfriars Street, Manchester Map

Online Booking not yet available for this module. Register Interest


Psychopharmacology is the single most commonly used treatment modality in psychiatry. It is vital we use drugs to their optimal effect - matching our choices and regimes to the needs and symptoms of patients whilst minimising side effects and avoiding adverse interactions with other drugs. New drugs and new ways of using old ones regularly appear. With ever increasing demands on our professional time it is difficult to keep up to date.

In 1997 the BAP developed a programme for CPD in state-of-the-art psychopharmacology tailored, following extensive discussion with the profession, to emphasise practical everyday problems encountered by all prescribing psychiatrists. The Course is also very relevant to pharmacists. This important educational programme comprises modules (1.5 day) that include lectures, workshops and discussion sessions. Individuals may choose to complete either Part 1 of the Certificate or to extend their participation and study to complete Part 2 (for full details see Requirements).

The programme continues to be extremely successful, with most modules over-subscribed.


This educational programme is completely non-promotional.

Any queries relating to the BAP Clinical Certificate please contact Susan Chandler.

  • For a greater breadth of coverage of subject areas see the Online CPD Resource
  • Attendees are recommended to supplement Certificate attendance with the Fundamentals in Clinical Psychopharmacology covering the underlying pharmacology of the drugs used in psychiatry, and the Online CPD Resource for the generic principles of safe and effective prescribing for mental illness (e.g. pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, adherence).

Requirements Register Interest


For each 1.5 day module: £390 registration fee.

Registering for the BAP Clinical Certificate entitles you to subscribe to the Online CPD Resource at a discounted rate (£60 instead of £120). Find out more about the Online CPD Resource.

Cancellation Policy

To be entitled to a refund, cancellations must be received, in writing, 30 days prior to the course date.

BAP is not responsible for problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions and/or cancellation of public transport. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.