Become a Member of the South African Association for Child and

Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SAACAPAP)

SAACAPAP is the professional body for child and adolescent mental health practitioners in South Africa. It was initiated in 1978 and since then has been an active member of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP).

A major activity of the association is the biennial congress, which caters for the needs of all professionals in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

The other major activity of SAACAPAP is the triannual publication of the prestigious and only African Journal of its type, the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This is a fully accredited academic journal containing original research and review articles.

The association serves the interests of its members and their professions and essentially wishes to promote the mental health of South African children and adolescents. The association has formal links with other professional bodies such as the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Informal links are with the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSa), the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) and others.

Membership is open to all individuals whose professional qualifications and interests meet the aims of the Association and whose work promises to further the aims and objectives of the Association as set out in the constitution. Committee members elected from different parts of the country, representing the disciplines of Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Social Development, Education, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Speech Therapy and Audiology, manage the Association.

Annual Membership Fees, are as follows:

  •  African membership (including South Africa) R850.00 
  • International membership R1250.00
  • Students membership (non-earning) R500.00

* These fees are payable by  28 February 2022


For any queries, please visit or alternatively contact the SAACAPAP Admin Office on the following contact details:

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