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.

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.


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.

Current committee members

The chair of the FCAP bi-national committee is Professor Valsa Eapen.

The current committee can be contacted through

The Bi-national Faculty Committee's Regulations outline the purpose and responsibilities of the FCAP Committee.


All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join the Faculty. 

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The Regulations of the FCAP outline the role and responsibilities of the Bi-national Faculty membership.

Accredited membership is available for members of the College who have completed the relevant Certificate of Advanced Training, or meet approved criteria. The accredited membership criteria policy outlines the pathways to receiving accredited membership. 

For further information on applying for acredited membership of the Faculty, please email


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

  • The Howard Cooper Travelling Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • The Connell Werry Prize.

Further information can be found under Faculty and Section awards.


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.