Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Working Group

 Who are we and what we do?

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) WG is a section that brings together EFPT’s CAP related activities through diverse projects. It aims to help create a EFPT with more CAP visibility. It also strives to build and strengthen collaborations between CAP trainees and the overall European psychiatric community.

Our work focuses on:

  • Promoting CAP trainees within psychiatric community, European and globally;

  • Supporting CAP trainees with their networking and professional development;

  • Organizing projects that are of interest of CAP trainees;

  • Maintaining strong relations with other fields of psychiatric training;

  • Besides the annual meetings at the EFPT Forum, the working group gathers throughout the year via online meetings and communication is also maintained via e-mail.

  • In 2023-2024 we focus on connection between the different trainees across Europe. This year we will organise international intervision session during the working group meetings.

  • Working group meetings will be organised on: October 18th 2023, December 21th 2023, February 14th 2-24, April 18th 2024, June 19th 2024 and on the forum

Become a part

If you wish to ask for further information or join our working group contact



Chair and Co-Chairs

Chair - Sara Pillen


Co-Chair - Samanta Marija Misina

Co-Chair - Jaroslavs Priedeslaipa


Co-Chair - Anna Taracha



Ongoing Projects

Psychotherapy Survey

Contact person – Asilay Şeker (

Psychotherapy is suggested as a 1st line treatment options for many childhood mental health disorders. However, it is not easy to say that all European countries have a fully equipping curriculum for up and coming CAP specialists in terms of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Survey is a project to explore the training and practice conditions of psychotherapy among European CAP trainees and ECPs. The aim is to draw attention to needs and contribute to improvement in this field for CAPs.



Psychopharmacology Survey

Contact person – Teresa Gomez Alemany

The main aim of the study was to evaluate and assess what shapes the psychopharmacology usage in the child and adolescent psychiatry population among European trainees and early career psychiatrists who are practicing in Europe.


EFPT CAP Guidebook

Contact person – Filipa Martins Silva 

The aim is to create an online guidebook to elucidate trainees, in a brief and objective way, about the different career paths in CAP


Past Projects

CAP in GAP Survey

Contact person – Anna Sofie Hansen

It is a given that CAP trainees receive some theoretical and practical training in adult psychiatry, but the same is not true across all of Europe for CAP training for GAP trainees. The aim of this project is to map the current state of CAP training in GAP training programmes across Europe and to investigate if this matches the needs of GAP trainees. An online survey was constructed and disseminated. Data gathering is now terminated. Data analysis and paper writing are the next planned steps.




Publications and International Communication & Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Ôri, D., Seker, A., Kjellstenius, A., Rai, Y., Gnanavel, S., Santos, P., Hansen, A.S. (2020, july 4-7). Child and adolescent psychiatry training for adult psychiatry trainees across Europe. EPA 2020 28th European Congress of Psychiatry, Virtual Congress.

Gómez-Alemany, T.; Seker, A ; Őri, D.; Rosa, A.L.; Munjiza, A.; Martins Silva, F.; Buxo, B. (2019, october 14-19). European Overview of the Differences in Psychopharmacology Usage in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study Based on Early Career Psychiatrists’ Point of View. AACAP 66th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States.

Gómez-Alemany, T.; Hansen, A.S.; Moscoso, A. (2019, april 6-9). Worldwide Overlook on the Differences in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program. Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study Based on Early Career Psychiatrists’ Point of View. EPA 2019 27th European Congress of Psychiatry, Warsaw, Poland.

Gómez-Alemany, T.; Hansen, A.S.; Moscoso, A. (2018, october 16-20). Diferencias en la Conformación de la Especialidad de Psiquiatría Infanto-Juvenil a Nivel Internacional. Estudio Transversal Descriptivo desde el Punto de Vista del Residente. XXI Congreso Nacional de Psiquiatria, Granada, Spain.



Peixoto, I., Dashi, E., & Şeker, A. (2019). Play Therapy. In EFPT Psychotherapy Guidebook (2nd ed.).

Moscoso, Ana, Nikolina Jovanovic, et Martina Rojnic. 2015. « Transition from Adolescent to Adult Mental Health Services in Europe from the Provider’s Perspective ». The Lancet Psychiatry 2 (9): 779‑80. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00359-4.

Simmons, M., Barrett, E., Wilkinson, P., & Pacherova, L. (2012). Trainee experiences of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) training in Europe: 2010-2011 survey of the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT) CAP working group. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 21(8), 433‑442. doi:10.1007/s00787-012-0275-8