The CAP Working Group Presents: A Sleeper Hit in the Making

CAP Representative | Asilay Şeker

Hi all,

It’s Asilay. I’m a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) trainee from Turkey (yes, so are baklava and kebab) and also the humble servant of all EFPT CAPs, which is a position also known as the CAP Secretary.

So I cordially salute you on behalf of one very charming lot, CAP trainees!

We are proud members of the European psychiatric community and enjoy the shared representation under the EFPT umbrella.

CAP trainees not only have the cutest patients, but also one of the most interesting WGs in the Federation (and trust me, the competition was real), so let’s have some chat about that.

Who are we?

As CAP trainees, we have an active CAP WG, but don’t get the idea that it’s just for the CAP trainees. Anyone who’s interested in CAP related topics (and who isn’t?!) is very welcome to join us!

Also for those who may think that CAPs can only be CAP WG members, well, that is just not the case. We can and do take part in other WGs, projects and everything else that EFPT has to offer!

A great example of that was our dear member Ana Teresa Prata from Portugal, who won the ‘EFPT Award for Excellence 2018’ at the Bristol Forum!

Aren’t we proud?! Huge congratulations to Ana on this success and wish for many more to follow!

What do we do?

It’s safe to say that our WG can work on pretty much anything and everything. We don’t just do research, promotion, surveys, but we can actually have them all. Any topic and any form of project are welcome as long as they’re relevant to CAP!

Our current projects include the ongoing Psychopharmacology Survey and the CAP Video Project that we very excitedly reinitiated! You can check our website for more info and updates, and for any news to come.

Who do we work with?

Apart from other WGs and psychiatry trainees, we also collaborate with many from outside the EFPT.

The CAP WG is a regular partner of the UEMS-CAP and we are looking for ways to build and strengthen our relationships with other important CAP associations.

By this opportunity, I am thrilled to announce that the ESCAP Board has agreed to grant us a free space that we can use to promote our work during the 2019 Congress! Can’t wait to meet you there!

This is some, but not at all the whole of our CAP work within the EFPT. Personally, it’s been great to work for the CAP trainees so far. I am aware that we have a lot more to do, but I am also confident that we are capable of so much more!

Interested? Any other ideas?  Please feel free to keep in touch, so we can grow together.


Best wishes and Merry Christmas to you all,

Asilay ŞEKER

CAP Secretary (+Ravenclaw)