15th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Kuching, Sarawak (on Borneo Island) from August 7 – 9, 2023

Published on December 10, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you that the 15th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ICCAP2023) will be held in Kuching, Sarawak (on Borneo Island), Malaysia from the 7th to 9th August 2023. This will be the second time that the ICCAP will be hosted in Kuching and outside of London, UK.

ICCAP2023 will bring World Leading Experts in children and youth health to Kuching, Sarawak. The conference theme “Enhancing resilience in children, young people and families in a changing world” will take an integrated global multidisciplinary perspective relevant to academics, practitioners and policy makers.

Conference website:  https://www.youth-health-conference.com/

We invite you to submit an abstract on topics related to children, adolescents, young adults and families. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2023.

Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, with its romantic history and charm is not only a unique tourism destination, but also an ideal base from which to go exploring. Sarawak, famously known as the “Hidden Paradise of Borneo”, and with its rich cultures, heritage and natural wonders, offers an exotic range of attractions to see and things to do.

Come join us at the ICCAP2023 in Kuching from August 7 - 9, 2023 for a fruitful intellectual experience and enjoy the warm hospitality that is unique to Sarawakians.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuching.

Professor Cecilia A Essau

Chair, Organizing and Scientific Program Committees of the ICCAP2023



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


Associate Professor Victoria Leong Vik Ee (Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE)

Neural sociometrics: Parent-infant neural social dynamics in early mental health and learning


Professor Janet Wong Yuen-Ha (Hong Kong Metropolitan University, HONG KONG)

Implementing sexual health education: The journey of bridging the know–do gap


Dr Umar Toseeb (University of York, UK)

Genetic and environmental influences on mental health difficulties in young people with developmental language disorder


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 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 Cecilia A. Essau (University of Roehampton, UK)

Mitigating negative mental health and educational impacts of COVID-19 preventative measures




Professor Bilge Uzun (Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, TURKEY)

Mindfulness in schools


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


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

Category(s):Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Mindfulness, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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cecilia essau

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