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Abstracts can be submitted in any of the official conference languages (Spanish and English; being English the suggested language).

Proposals for oral communications and posters formats may be submitted to through the electronic platform indicated below.

You will have to select whether you want to submit your work as an oral communication or a poster, and if you want to participate in the awards, and if you meet or not the requirements for specific category (young researcher, professional and international). The organization may request you documentation to prove you meet the requirements.

Abstracts must be original works that have not been published or accepted for presentation elsewhere.

All proposed works will be peer reviewed in coordination with the Scientific Committee.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: From January 30, 2016
  • First wave of acceptance of abstracts: April 1, 2016
  • Deadline abstract submission: June 16, 2016  June 23, 2016  FINISHED

We would like to remind you that a certificate of presentation (oral communication and/or poster) only to the oral communications and posters presented during the congress (1 copy for each work will be delivered).

Topics:

Work focused on child and adolescent populations addressing aspects of psychopathology, evaluation, psychological treatment in clinical and health areas will be accepted. 

The work may be on the following topics: psychological evaluation, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral problems, addictions, sexual abuse, eating disorders, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, sexual health, violence, behavior risk, new approaches and prevention and promotion of mental health.

Types of papers:

  • Original researches, such as group studies aimed at experimental evaluations of a clinical prevention or treatment intervention; correlational or predictive cross-sectional studies, with the purpose of analysing the relationship between variables of clinical interest or validation studies of evaluation instruments. 
  • Case studies, such as those that display a single-case design of an intervention carried out on a child-adolescent sample. 
  • Literature revisions and researches focused on different areas related to psychopathology, evaluation and psychological treatment of children and adolescents.

General abstract guidelines:

To present a paper, at least the presenting author must be registered to the Congress at the time of work acceptance.

The title should always be written in capital letters.

The authors should be indicated by surname and first name initial.

The abstracts for the oral presentations as well as for the posters will be submitted via the submission form (see link below). The length of the abstract must be between 250 and 300 words.

It must be structured in the following parts: Background, Objectives, Method, Results, and Conclusions (But, do not include the name of sections: Background, Objectives…). Only abstracts submitted with written results or data and definitive conclusions will be accepted. Abstract submissions indicating that “results will be presented” will not be eligible for acceptance.

Each registered author may submit up to three abstracts, and may sign a maximum of 5 abstracts.

Books of abstracts: 

The complete congress book (with ISBN), edited by Ediciones Pirámide (Pirámide Editions) will be available online in advance and printed copies will be given with the delegate´s materials.

Awards: 

The poster presentation format can be eligible for award. A jury will select the ten best posters presented taking into account criterion of originality and the quality of the study. The finalist will present their work in a 10-minute oral presentation. The following awards will be announced:

EDICIONES PIRAMIDE Award for young researcher. In this category, young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral investigators) under 30 years old may participate. The study must consist of an original research (see section “types of studies”). The young researcher must be the primary signatory of the study and the author responsible for its presentation. The author must attach a letter of recommendation from the supervisor to endorse the work.

Award for the best applied research. In this category, any professional involved in child and adolescent psychology may participate, and must be accredited. The study must consist of a presentation of a case study or group treatment in any work context (clinical, educational, social, etc.). The author must attach a letter from the director or supervisor of the clinical center in which he/she authorizes to present the work. If the author works for others, it must be mentioned in an explanatory letter.

Award for the best international research. In this category, any researcher that works in an academic or research institute, located in any country other than Spain may participate. The research must consist of an original study (see section “types of study”).

Each one of the three awards will consist of €300. The seven studies that make it to the finals will receive an accredited certificate.