The International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP) was founded in 1988 by Herbert C. Quay, so that mental health professionals interested in child psychopathology would have a forum to exchange ideas concerning the nature and treatment of childhood mental disorders. Since then, the society has grown to approximately 320 members worldwide. Members are interested in recent, basic and applied research and current treatment strategies.
Membership requires a Ph.D. or M.D., written endorsement from two ISRCAP members, and five publications in refereed journals, on one of which the applicant is sole or first author. Membership dues are $150.00 USD per year and include a subscription to the journal Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Members are also subscribed to the ISRCAP listserv.