Second residential course

Assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents

This residential course has been postponed until 2021 (date to be confirmed) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the website for more information.


ESCAP are pleased to announce the second residential research academy course that will take place in Catania, Italy. 

Synopsis of the contents:

Daily lectures will be planned as well as working groups with a focus on the clinical aspects and the development history in relation to the main neurodevelopmental and core psychiatry disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, early-onset psychosis, OCD, and mood disorders. The course material will be prepared and supported by academics in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and technical staff.
Teaching will include frontal presentations and additional resources including simulated academic interviews, live tutorials, quizzes, and discussion of case studies. Each participant will be requested to prepare one clinical case observed in their clinical practice, that will be discussed in groups with tutors and other students. Cases will need to be submitted to the scientific organization 2 weeks before the first day of the course


1) residents (trainees) in child and adolescent psychiatry/neuropsychiatry, psychiatry, neurology, pediatric neurology, clinical psychology (any year) or
2) early career consultants in the field of mental health within the first 3 year of substantive position or
3) PhD students in topics related to child and adolescent psychiatry

What are the prerequisites for attendance

(e.g. physicians and/or psychologists, other disciplines, training background, specialization, research topic and/or level, etc):

Specialists and residents in child psychiatry, psychiatry, neurology, pediatric neurology, psychology. The course is limited to a maximum of 25 applicants. Applicants should submit the application form, CV, a short abstract with a case report to be discussed during the course, and a recommendation letter by the head of department. In case of more than 25 applicants, other criteria such age and Eastern Europe countries provenance will be taken into account.