Starting in 1989, Hungarian child psychiatrists, neurologists and neurosurgeons were united in one scientific society, the Hungarian Association for Child Neurology-Neurosurgery and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Annual scientific meetings were organized in two sections; the Section for Child Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Section for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
The two sections decided to separate in 2013. Child neurologists and neurosurgeons left to form a new association, while child and adolescent psychiatrists continued with the association but changed the name to the Hungarian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (HACAPAP).
The main aim of the association is to join and increase collaboration among specialists working towards the protection of mental health and the healing of mental illnesses in the areas of clinical work, research and education. Since helping mentally disabled children and adolescents require teamwork, the association aims to facilitate communication and cooperation among its members.
The Hungarian association organizes scientific meetings in different cities every year in order to increase the reputation of the specializations all over Hungary. The main topics for each congress are chosen to interest allied professions as well.