Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists do more than investigate, diagnose and treat child and adolescent psychiatric conditions. CAP continue the tradition of "a bio-psycho-social developmental model in mind". This includes, for instance, mental health promotion and preventive activities and advice on issues related to child-rearing, as well as the protection of the rights of the children and child advocacy in general.
Trainees will be expected to acquire knowledge of and insight into the leadership role of the physician.
A European Curriculum Framework
Training is mostly set at a national, sometimes regional level across Europe. Those concerned with training child psychiatrist across the EU and beyond can use the UEMS-CAP curriculum framework for inspiration and guidance as it has been developed and updated by a large group of international CAP trainers from across Europe and with wider consultation.
The curriculum framework for postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychiatry constitutes a major part of the European Training Requirements, covering the content of training in the first five chapters of this document. The other chapters provide guidance on the organization of training, the implementation of national curricula, the quality management within training institutions and the structure of coordination of training.
UEMS-CAP updated the Chapter 6 statement of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2012-2014 (Training-Requirement-for-Child-adolescent-Psychiatry-approved_by_UEMS_Council_April_2014-pdf) and also the logbook for European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training (UEMS_Logbook_final__-_12-01-2014_-_no_password-pdf). These documents superseded the previous information produced in 2000.
This edition of both documents has been approved by the UEMS Council in April 2014.The UEMS-CAP Board is currently considering the best way(s) to quality assure standards in CAP training across Europe as a result of the survey carried out in 2015.
Cooperating with Trainees
In the UEMS-CAP section, two delegates from the EFPT are present to assure cooperation. More information on the EFPT can be found on their website http://efpt.eu.