2024 Programme Schedule and Recordings

More dates and speakers will be added to this schedule in the coming months. 

Friday 19th July 


The Importance of Early Relationships

Ms Sally Hogg

Senior Policy Fellow, Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning(PEDAL), University of Cambridge

Friday 26th July


TOPIC - Neural reward processing in children and adolescents and links with depression risk and prevention

Dr Katie Burkhouse

Associate Professor of Psychology, Penn State University


Access recordings below - please note that these become accessible around 1-2 weeks after the webinar has taken place.

Friday 12th January



Cognitive disengagement syndrome (sluggish cognitive tempo)

Dr Stephen Becker

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Research, Co-Director of the Center for ADHD, and Endowed Chair in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


Friday 19th January



Association of cannabis, cannabis potency, cannabidiol, and synthetic cannabinoid use with mental health in UK adolescents

No recording available due to sensitive data.

Professor James White

Deputy Director of Population Health and Social Care Trials at the Centre for Trials Research and DECIPHer centre based at Cardiff University


Friday 26th January



Heterogeneity in children's reading comprehension difficulties: A latent class approach

Dr Emma James

Developmental Psychologist

Lecturer in Psychology, University of York


Friday 2nd February 



Programmed cell death and Death by suicide; a functional comparison

Dr Prasanna deSilva

Clinical Academic and Medical Journalist

Consultant in Adult & Old Age Psychiatry


Friday 9th February


(pre-recorded session)


Health Inequalities, Children and Young People

Prof Sir Michael Marmot

Director of the Institute of Health Equity (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health)


Friday 16th February 



Suicidal behavior in recent onset psychotic disorders

Prof Ingrid Melle


Professor of Adult Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital and the University of Oslo


Friday 23rd February



Evidence-based Approaches to the Prevention of Adolescent Suicidal Behavior

Dr David Brent

Academic Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Clinical Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Friday 1st March



What can we do to help parents prevent anxiety in their children

Dr Fiona Challacombe

Clinical Psychologist Section of Women’s Mental Health, HSPR, IOPPN, King’s College London


Friday 8th March



Music as a Tool for Trauma Therapy

No recording available due to sensitive data.

Dr Jessica Griffin

Exec Director, Lifeline For Kids (formerly the Child Trauma Training Center)

Exec Director, Resilience Through Relationships Initiative

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Massachusettes

Dr Jessica Wozniak, PsyD Clinical

Psychologist Baystate Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry Springfield

MA Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate (UMMS


Friday 15th March

Targeting neonatal immune function to prevent long term tertiary brain injury

Prof Eleanor Molloy

Professor & Chair of Paediatrics, Trinity College Dublin

Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician, Coombe Women and Infant’s University Hospital, the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght, and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin


Friday 22nd March


Genetics of childhood developmental psychopathology: challenges and opportunities

No recording available due to sensitive data.

Dr Jacob Vorstman

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Hospital for Sick Children Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology Program

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute Director, Autism Research Unit

The Hospital for Sick Children Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Medical Science at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto


Friday 29th March - Break for Good Friday

Please note that no webinar took place on Friday 5th April.

 Friday 12th April

Reducing Parental Conflict to Improve Psychological Outcomes for Children and Adolescents

Prof Gordon Harold ACAP Webinar Slides


Professor Gordon Harold

Professor of the Psychology of Education and Mental Health Director, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Research and Professional Practice Centre Director, UKRI Mental Health Network+ (eNurture) Co-Director, Cambridge Public Health (CPH) Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College

Friday 19th April

Creating a Learning health System

Dr Tom Foley

Consultant Psychiatrist at Inishowen CAMHS

Adjunct Associate Professor at UCD

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and a Clinical Lead on the HSE Integrated Community Case Management System

Friday 26th April

Can Psychotherapy help the Psychiatrist?

Dr Shay Ward

Senior Registrar in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Lucena Clinic

Occasional Lecturer, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, Child Art Psychotherapy Postgraduate Programmes & the UCD School of Psychotherapy


Friday 3rd May

Helping Children and Young People Recover after Potentially Traumatic Events

Dr David Trickey ACAP Webinar Slides

Dr David Trickey

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council


Friday 10th May


Suicide and the Law

Professor Liz Wicks - Suicide and Law ACAP Slides

Professor Liz Wicks

Professor of Human Rights Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Rights and Equality in Health Law at the Leicester Law School, University of Leicester


Friday 24th May

Personality Function, Dysfunction, and the Social Domains Organisation of Mentalizing Processes

Prof Jonathan Hill

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professorial Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Reading

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust


Friday 31st May

Please note that this webinar has been postponed.

What are the adult psychiatric outcomes for patients of child and adolescent mental health services?

Prof Ian Kelleher

Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS), University of Edinburgh


Friday 7th June

Chronic loneliness in adults: antecedents, consequences, and moderators

Dr Iris Ji

Research Associate, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Research and Professional Practice Centre

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge


Friday 14th June

Please note that this webinar has been postponed.

The PRIMERA Project – Parental Mental Health and Family-Focused Interventions

Prof Sinéad McGilloway

Director, Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, Maynooth University Department of Psychology and the MU Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI)


Friday 21st June

Self-Harm & Suicide in Northern Ireland: New evidence from linked administrative data

Dr Aideen Maguire

Psychiatric Epidemiologist, Queens University, Belfast


Friday 28th June


CBTE vs FT for CAMHS in ED

Dr Agnes Ayton

Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS FT Vice Chair of the Faculty of Eating Disorders at RCPsych


Friday 5th July

Please note that this webinar has been postponed.


The Colour of Madness

Dr Samara Linton

Award-winning writer, content producer, and former junior doctor

Her work includes Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography (2020) and The Colour of Madness: Mental Health and Race in Technicolour (2022)


Friday 12th July

Negative Parenting, Epigenetic Age, and Psychological Problems

Dr Stefanos Mastrotheodoros

Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Crete

Researcher, Department of Youth and Family, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands