IACAPAP organises international Congresses, and alongside each Congress it publishes a scientific book. These books are unique by virtue of their consistent emphasis on issues that have broad, worldwide significance.

The books for the Melbourne 2006, Istanbul 2008, Beijing 2010, Paris 2012 and Durban 2014 Congresses can be obtained from the publishers at The Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health is available online.

IACAPAP’s newest publication is its official Journal “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health“.

Child and Adolescent Psychology Mental Health LogoChild and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Journal

In line with IACAPAP’s resolve to continue to shape the landscape for child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) and child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) through the provision of free access to information for better practices, the official Journal of IACAPAP is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) located at


Edited by Matthew Hodes Susan Gau
Published September 2016

“Traditionally the monographs had followed the themes of the numerous IACAPAP congresses, and their contents provided summaries of disorders and treatments in the child and adolescent mental health field. With the growth of the IACAPAP website and textbook, the monograph has been focused to address congress themes, regional or social issues, new topics, and selective reviews in child and adolescent mental health treatments and other innovations. This monograph addresses the themes of the 2016 Calgary Congress entitled “Fighting Stigma, Promoting Resiliency and Positive Mental Health,” as well as including evidence-based reviews of selective treatment areas. A further change for the monograph, in keeping with IACAPAP’s move to more Internet-based open access to materials, is that for the first time it will become available online, one year after the congress”—M. Hodes & S. Shur-Fen Gau

IACAPAP Textbook

The IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by Joseph M. Rey
Published June 2012

It is rare for a book to be ‘all things to all people’ and yet the IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health has that potential. Relevant to both developed and developing countries, across different service settings within those countries, and for a wide range of possible clinical presentations and modalities of treatment, the book will prove a highly practical, cutting-edge resource for a variety of health professionals and workers.” — Garry Walter, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Sydney; Area Clinical Director, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, Sydney, Australia;  Editor, Australasian Psychiatry

from research to practice in child and adolescent mental healthFrom Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by Jean-Philippe Raynaud; Matthew Hodes and Susan Shur-Fen Gau
Published May 2014

From Research to Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health has been shaped to reflect the mental health needs of children and adolescents in low and middle income countries of the world. It also includes chapters on topics based on research and practice in high income countries which may have lessons and implications universally.

The world population balance is shifting. Rich, developed countries’ inhabitants are becoming older while people in low and middle income countries are becoming younger, so much so that a large proportion of the world’s youth now lives in these countries. Another shift is also taking place in youth-rich countries: their leaders are increasingly concerned about improving the mental health of their people and realize the need to train more and better professionals to deal with these problems. This book is a key source of information for policy and practice that would be useful for professionals in training and leaders when addressing these issues.” – Joseph M. Rey, PhD, University of Sydney

Brain, Mind and Developmental Psychopathology in Childhood

Edited by Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe RaynaudBrain, Mind and Developmental Psychopathology in Childhood

The 2012 Paris Congress Book has empirical chapters on biological and psychological influences on developmental psychopathology in childhood, clinical updates with a focus on the biological underpinnings of individual child neuropsychiatric disorders, and a chapter on how to integrate biological and psychological therapies in child mental health as well as on advocacy for child mental health.

Brain, Mind, and Developmental Psychopathology in Childhood, a number of the most distinguished international researchers in their areas share current ideas about and future perspectives on how to understand the biological and psychosocial background for psychopathologic conditions in developing children. It underscores the need for both a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. The book considers the future of the field, including topics such as a hope for a more detailed knowledge of how the brain works, similarities and differences between the female and the male brain, and how the genes interact with the environment when the brain is shaped during fetal life and during the long period of brain maturation in the first 25 years of life. An excellent book-highly recommended.” – Per-Anders Rydelius, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

75 Years with IACAPAP, The History of IACAPAP

75 yearsby Kari Schleimer MD, PhD

This book, with many illustrations, describes the history of the association from its foundation and early times highlighting the many people who contributed to the development of IACAPAP, the congresses, publications, teaching activities and much more. Click on the image to download this book.

increasing awareness of child and adolescent mental healthThe IACAPAP Book  in 2010 – Increasing Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by M. Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud

This book provides a rich, stimulating, and up-to-date account of the state of child mental health throughout the world. I can thoroughly recommend it to all child and adolescent mental health professionals who wish to broaden their horizons and gain new perspectives on their own practice.” — Philip Graham, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychiatry, Institute of Child Health, London

culture and conflict in child and adolescent mental healthCulture and Conflict in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Edited by M. Elena Garralda and Jean-Philippe Raynaud

This volume of papers from the IACAPAP conference give the reader a flavour of critical, provocative and challenging work going on globally in the field of child and adolescent mental health. It is a fascinating account of the research, the setting up of programs, and the attempts to train workers in cultural areas far outside our usual zones of comfort.” — Rudy Oldeschulte, Metaphysical Online Reviews, Aug 25, 2009

working with children and adolecentsWorking with Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Approach to Risk and Resilience

Edited by Elena Garralda and Martine Flament

The entire volume is a remarkable engaging, readable, and comprehensive compilation of selected topics of the recent advances in understanding risk and resilience factors in the field of child mental health. It is well written and well edited….a scholarly yet readable, interesting, and accessible summary of our current science and clinical expertise in the field of risk and resilience.” — February 2008, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

The Child in his Family Series  (1970 – 1994) (no longer published)
Vol Year Title Publisher Editors
1 19701970 The child in his familyL’enfant dans la famille WileyMasson E.J. Anthony & C. Koupernik
2 19731974 The impact of disease and deathL’enfant devant la maladie et la mort Wiley idem
3 19741980 Children at psychiatric riskL’enfant et haute risque psychiatrique WileyPUF E.J. Anthony, C. Chiland & C. Koupernik
4 19781980 Vulnerable childrenL’enfant vulnerable WileyPUF idem
5 1978 1984 Children and their parents in a changing worldParents et enfants dans un monde en chamgement Wiley PUF E.J. Anthony & C. Chiland
6 1982 1985 Preventive child psychiatry in an age of transitionsPrevention en psychiatrie de l’enfant dans un temps de transition Wiley PUF idem
7 1982 1985 Children in turmoil: tomorrow’s parentsEnfants dans la tourmente: Parents de demain Wiley PUF idem
8 1986 1992 Perilous development: child raising and identity formation under stressLe developpement en peril Wiley PUF idem
9 1992 1990 New approaches to infant, child, adolescent and family mental healthNouvelle approches de la sante mentale de la naissance a l’adolescence pour l’enfant et sa famille Yale University PressPUF C. Chiland & J.G. Young
10 1990 1990 Why children reject school: view from seven countriesLe refus de l’ecole: Un apercu transculturel Yale University PressPUF idem
11 19941998 Children and ViolenceLes enfants et la violence Jason Aroson IncPUF  
The Leadership Series  (1998 – 2004) (no longer published)
Vol Year Title Publisher Editors
12 1998 Designing mental health services and systems for children and adolescents: A shrewd investment Brunner/Mezel J.G. Young & P. Ferrari
13 2002 Brain, culture and development MacMillan J.G. Young, P. Ferrari, S. Malhotra, S.Tyano & E. Caffo
14 2004 Facilitating pathways: Care, treatment and prevention in child and adolescent mental health Springer H. Remschmidt, M. Belfer & I. Goodyer
The Working with Children & Adolescents Series  (2006 onwards)
Vol Year Title Publisher Editors
15 2006 Working with children and adolescents: An evidenced-based approach to risk & resilience Jason Aronson ME Garralda & M. Flament
16 2008 Culture and conflict and child and adolescent mental health Jason Aronson ME Garralda & JP Reynaud
17 2010 Increasing awareness of child and adolescent mental health Jason Aronson ME Garralda & JP Reynaud

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.