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Founding year of the association: 1956. Structure: Board (chair, vice-chair, secretary, 5 regular members, 5 deputy members), Treasurer, Educational Committee (chair+6 members), Scientific Committee (chair+4 members), Ethical Committee (chair+4 members), Board for special competence in child psychotherapy (chair+6 members).
Number of child and adolescent psychiatrists: 232 child psychiatrists, 168 adolescent psychiatrists (year 2014).
Objectives and policy of the Association: the association aims to promote child psychiatric research, treatment, scientific activity, and to act as a bond between doctors interested in child and adolescent psychiatry. The association organizes meetings, educational conferences, promotes the publications in the field, gives statements and presentations, and spreads information about child psychiatric topics. For these purposes the association can be given donations, grants, testament donations.
Means and media: website. Educational system and duration of training: 6 years including 9 months of general practice, 6 months of adult psychiatry, 9 months of child/adolescent/adult/forensic psychiatry, 3-4 years of child psychiatry, 0-1 year adolescent psychiatry and 0-1 year of research.
Fields of exceptional specialisation: psychotherapy, training in child psychotherapy, general hospital psychiatry.
International memberships: European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section and Board at European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS-CAP), International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT).
Finnish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Address: P.O. Box 26, 90029 OYS (Oulu), Finland.
Phone: +358 40 5538306
Updated: 4 May 2018.