Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (FCAP) is a body of experts that promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to child and adolescent psychiatry.

The Regulations [PDF; 170 KB] of the FCAP outline the role and responsibilities of the Faculty.


The Faculty aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to child and adolescent psychiatry

  • advise on training in child and adolescent psychiatry through the subcommittee of advanced training

  • advance and disseminate research in child and adolescent psychiatry

  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.

Child and adolescent psychiatry

Child and adolescent psychiatry is a psychiatric subspecialty focusing on the mental health of children and adolescents, and their families. The specialty area recognises the benefits of early intervention and prevention, as well as the clinical needs of children and adolescents with established disorders.

Current committee members

The current committee can be contacted through membership@ranzcp.org. The chair of the FCAP bi-national committee is Dr Nick Kowalenko.


Fellows and Affiliates of the College may apply for membership of the Faculty if they:

  • have completed an approved training program in child and adolescent psychiatry, such as the RANZCP Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • have completed 3 years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, or consultant.

This time requirement can be discounted if the applicant has published in child and adolescent psychiatry, or has made other significant contributions.

For further information on applying for membership of the Faculty, please email membership@ranzcp.org.


In order to further the advancement of child and adolescent psychiatry, the Faculty supports the following awards:

  • The Howard Cooper Travelling Fellowship

  • The Connell Werry Prize

Further information can be found in the Awards section of the RANZCP website.


The Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the premier training program in Australia and New Zealand in child and adolescent psychiatry.


The Faculty contributes regularly to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.
Child and adolescent policy and advocacy page


The Faculty hosts an annual scientific conference. Current information can be found on the College’s Events page.
Presentations from previous RANZCP conferences