International Study Groups

The IACAPAP organizes study groups all over the world with an emphasis on locating them in resource-poor regions of the world.The study groups’ aim is to be a forum for the discussion of clinical aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioural sciences in order to improve ”clinical thinking” and to inspire the participants to do preventive work in their home countries.

Year Location
1972 Bled, Yugoslavia
1973 Dakar, Senegal
1974 Philadelphia, USA
1976 Jerusalem, Israel
1977 Ahmedabad, India
1978 Melbourne, Australia
1980 Gällöfsta, Sweden
1981 Ibadan, Nigeria
1984 China
1988 Kyoto, Japan
1992 Budapest, Hungary
2007 Nairobi, Kenya
2008 Vilnius, Lithuania
2009 Abuja, Nigeria

IACAPAP was also supportive of the EMACAPAP study groups in:

2007 Alexandria, Egypt
2008 Beirut, Lebanon

Dr Daniel Fung is married to Joyce and the father of 5 grown up children. He is currently the Chairman Medical Board of Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health since 2011. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all 3 medical schools in Singapore.

Dr Fung is currently the President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. He was awarded the National Day (Public Service Administration (Bronze)) Award in 2017 and the National Medical Excellence Award (Team) in 2018 for his work on community and school based mental health.

Dr Fung is interested in the treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders in children and he has advocated for the development of child mental health services and strategies through his research

Dr Fung’s research is supported by the National Medical Research Council and other agencies. He has co-authored over 160 peer reviewed research papers (118), books (32) and book chapters(18).

Dr. Christina Schwenck is professor for Special Needs Educational and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany. She is a trained child and adolescent psychotherapist (specification behavior therapy) and a trained supervisor. Her research interests comprise selective mutism, conduct disorder, and children of parents with mental illness. She has published 56 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters on childhood mental health. She is editor of three book series on child and adolescent psychotherapy, psychology in school and psychotherapeutic children´s books. In her free time, she follows her passion for photography around the globe.

Dr. Schwenck is currently the Secretary General of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). Her vision is to strengthen training and promotion of child and adolescent mental health professionals, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, including long-term mentorships for early career scientists and clinicians in this important field. Furthermore, she aims at alluring allied professions for IACAPAP to enhance active collaboration between professions in order to provide optimal supply for children and adolescents with mental health problems.