15th International Conference on
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

July 13–15, 2020

Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, London

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 15th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ICCAP2020) in London, United Kingdom from July 13–15, 2020. This year’s conference theme is “Investing in children and adolescent mental health”.


ICCAP2020 will take place at Whitelands College, University of Roehampton in South West London, where it occupies a beautiful 14-acre site overlooking Richmond Park. Within the College sits the grade I listed Georgian villa, Parkstead House, which was built in the early 1760’s for the 2nd Earl of Bessborough by Sir William Chambers.


The conference brings together experts from various disciplines to discuss state-of-the-art research on various aspects of child and adolescent psychopathology. The program will consist of keynote addresses, oral papers, and poster sessions. ICCAP2020 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.


Come join us at the ICCAP2020 at Whitelands College, University of Roehampton for a fruitful intellectual experience.


We look forward to welcoming you to London.


Professor Cecilia A Essau (University of Roehampton)

Chair, Organizing and Scientific Committees of the ICCAP2020 



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2020 Keynote speakers

Professor Sarah Halligan
(University of Bath, UK)


Keynote Address: Children’s posttraumatic distress: understanding the role of social factors

Helen Dodd
(University of Reading, UK)



"Risk factors for children's anxiety: Could adventurous play offer a solution?"

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Frances Rice

(Cardiff University, UK)



"The development of adolescent depression: A longitudinal genetically informed approach"

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Hanna Kovshoff

(University of Southampton, UK)



"Educational transitions for autistic children across the developmental trajectory: Using participatory methods to extend and challenge the current evidence base"

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Professor Cecilia A. Essau

(University of Roehampton, UK)



"Challenges and opportunities of implementing evidence-based psychological interventions in a real world setting"


Jennifer Allen

(University of Bath, UK)



"Relationships as a means of promoting prosocial behaviour, empathy and engagement in antisocial children with callous-unemotional (CU) traits"

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Jennifer Lau

(Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London)



"TInternalising symptoms in youth: Measuring and targeting neurocognitive risk factors"

Thorsten Barnhofer

(University of Surrey, UK)



"Mindfulness-Based Interventions for the prevention and treatment of depression: A lifetime perspective"

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Invitation to Participate

We invite abstract submissions relating to any aspect of children, adolescents, young adults and families. All submissions must be in English. Submissions will be accepted in three forms: symposia, individual papers, and poster presentations. 


Submission Guidelines

Please submit all abstracts to c.essau@roehampton.ac.uk, using the following abstract form (to download): Download Abstract Submission Form

  • The email subject line should be “ICCAP2020Abstract”

  • The attached file(s) should be .docx or .doc

  • Text should be single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font


Abstract submission deadlines

In order to accommodate various “needs”, we have 3 deadlines for abstract submissions. Those who need an early notification in order to apply for visa and/or to secure funding from their universities/institutions may wish to submit their abstract before 31st January 2020. Those who are finalizing their data collection, may wish to submit their abstract at a later deadline – on 15th May 2020.


31st January 2020 Submission deadline for Abstracts (first wave)

  • Notification of acceptance (first wave): 7th February 2020


31st March 2020 Submission deadline for Abstracts (second wave)

  • Notification of acceptance (second wave): 7th April 2020


15th May 2020 Submission deadline for Abstracts (third wave)

  • Notification of acceptance (third wave): 20th May 2020


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Location and venue

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Conference Registration Fees (in British Sterling)


Early bird registration: Before 1st June 2020

Regular Registration Fee: £230

Student Registration Fee: £160


Regular registration: After 2nd June 2020 (and onsite)

Regular Registration Fee: £300

Student Registration Fee: £200


Registration fees include the conference package (conference programme, name badge), welcome reception (wine and cheese), refreshments during the breaks, and lunches.


BBQ on July 23, 2020: £23.00


Means of Payment

To register and book your place on the conference, please click here



Cancellation / Refund policy

  • Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received before May 1, 2020.

  • After this date, a cancellation charge of £60 per registration will be applied.

  • After June 1, 2020 there will be no refund.


Conference Venue:

Whitelands College

University of Roehampton

London  SW15 4JD

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Accommodation and info

Our Elm Grove Conference Centre, situated on our main campus, a 15 minute walk away from the conference venue, has 30 ensuite bedrooms which are available and guests all year round. Each room is a double with tea and coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and is £79.00 per night on a room only basis. If you would like to book a room, please email julia.noyce@roehampton.ac.uk

Travelling to Whitelands College


The University is easily accessible by public transport with a number of different ways of reaching Whitelands College. The university is located at the Roehampton area (South West London) in the Borough of Wandsworth. Some of the nearest Tube Stations, after which you need to take a bus are: Hammersmith, West Brompton, Putney Bridge, East Putney, Southfields, Wimbledon.


Visit www.tfl.gov.uk or www.thetube.com for information on London public transport (e.g., underground/tube map). This webpage should also give you some information on specific discount, such as a day ticket (that enables you to travel as much as possible within specific zones).

Please note that you can't use cash to pay for your tube/bus fare. For different ways to pay for your tube/bus fare, see:http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/cash-free-buses#on-this-page-0

From Putney station, get the 85 bus towards Kingston. (if coming from Wimbledon get the 493 towards Richmond)

  • Get off at Medfield street.

  • From there walk towards Whitelands College and main reception.

  • See map below for detailed direction from Medfield Street:


From Barnes station get the 72 bus towards Bessborough Road (Roehampton) or 265 towards Tolworth.

  • Get off at Danebury Avenue/Roehampton Lane.

  • From there walk towards Whitelands College and main reception.

  • See map below for detailed direction from Roehampton Lane:


Professor Cecilia A. Essau

Department of Psychology

University of Roehampton

London, UK


Tel:  +44-20-8392 3647

E-Mail:  C.Essau@roehampton.ac.uk

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