International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology on August 07-09, 2023 in Kuching, Malaysia

The 15th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ICCAP2023) will be held in Kuching, Sarawak (on Borneo Island), Malaysia from the 7th to 8th August 2023. This will be the second time that the ICCAP will be hosted in Kuching and outside of London, UK.

The conference theme “Enhancing resilience in children, young people and families in a changing world” will take an integrated global and multidisciplinary perspective. ICCAP2023 is therefore of relevance to researchers and academics who do research with children, young people and their families, as well as to practitioners and policy makers who work within youth mental health, education (schools), social work, and youth justice systems.

We have gathered world leading experts in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology from the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia who will provide valuable new knowledge in the latest in the field of child, young people and family research. Building on the success of our previous ICCAP conferences, ICCAP2023 will provide a platform for fruitful discussions and future collaborations.

We welcome academics, researchers, health professionals, psychologists, counsellors, therapists, teachers, teacher-trainees, nutritionists, social workers, criminologists, early childhood educators, care providers from community-based rehabilitation centre, policy makers, and anyone interested in children and young people to join the conference.



Professor Deborah Riby (Durham University, UK): The impact of attention, arousal and anxiety in the classroom for autistic and neurodivergent pupils

Professor Susan H. Spence (Griffith University, AUSTRALIA): Depression and suicidal ideation and behaviour in adolescents

Professor Paul Delfabbro (University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA): Emerging digital technologies and young people: Understanding the risks and benefits of the increasing intersections between gaming, gambling and speculative investments

Professor Lara Farrell (Griffith University, AUSTRALIA): Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents: Improving access to care and child outcomes

Professor Janet Wong Yuen-Ha (Hong Kong Metropolitan University, HONG KONG): Implementing sexual health education: The journey of bridging the know–do gap

Associate Professor Victoria Leong Vik Ee (Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE): Neural sociometrics: Parent-infant neural social dynamics in early mental health and learning

Dr Umar Toseeb (University of York, UK): Genetic and environmental influences on mental health difficulties in young people with developmental language disorder

Professor Poh Bee Koon (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, MALAYSIA): Preventing overweight and obesity in preschoolers with a multi-component kindergarten-based behavioural intervention: ToyBox Study Malaysia

Professor Toh Teck Hock (SEGi University Sibu Clinical Campus & Sibu Hospital, Sarawak, MALAYSIA): Cross-cultural similarities and differences in reporting autistic symptoms in toddlers

Ms Anja Busse (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, AUSTRIA): Drug use disorders and related problems among young people

Professor Helen Dodd (University of Exeter, UK): The importance of play in supporting children’s social and emotional wellbeing

Professor Cecilia A. Essau (University of Roehampton, UK): Mitigating negative mental health and educational impacts of COVID-19 preventative measures


Professor Deborah Riby (Durham University, UK): Translating research to practice: The Triple-A intervention to support autistic and neurodivergent pupils at school

Professor Caroline Donovan (Griffith University, AUSTRALIA): Treating sleep problems in children

Professor Bilge Uzun (Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, TURKEY): Mindfulness in schools

Ms Priscilla Ho (Creativity At Heart Penang, MALAYSIA): Using play and storytelling to promote children’s mental health

Associate Professor Whye Lian Cheah (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, MALAYSIA): Preventing overweight and obesity in children using the ToyBox Malaysia

Ms Priscilla Ho (Creativity At Heart Penang, MALAYSIA): Preventing anxiety and depression in young people using the Super Skills for Life programme


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