The EPPN is a forum to bring together scientists and clinicians devoted to research and evidence-based health care within paediatric psychology.



The key objectives of EPPN are to promote and support:

  • The growth and integration of paediatric psychology networks across Europe, including supporting countries. without a local network in setting up such network
  • Collaborations between paediatric psychologists in research, clinical and/or educational settings.
  • Training and mentorship within paediatric psychology.
  • Networking opportunities for clinicians to exchange experiences.
  • International and interdisciplinary research.
  • The growing presence of paediatric psychology online and on social media.



The EPPN seeks to grow awareness and utilization of Paediatric Psychology across Europe. Through seminars, conferences and outreach, the EPPN stimulates international collaboration, disseminates scientific findings, and contributes to the development of knowledge and evidence-based health care in the field of paediatric psychology.

Keep an eye out for our EPPN newsletters, webinars and other EPPN activities!

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The EPPN Launch Symposium took place on September 15, 2020. See presenters, topics, and a video recording of the symposium here.

EPPN’s main event is the European Paediatric Psychology Conference (EPPC). The next EPPC will take place in Stockholm from October 4 – 6, 2021. Watch for updates at the conference website:

In between the EPPC conferences, EPPN is key for members to actively engage and communicate with each other. We aim to stimulate such interaction through organising various events and creating various infrastructures for interactive sharing of experiences. For instance, the EPPN board is currently working on setting up the following activities:

  • EPPN-specific listserv
  • Regular webinars to share research ideas and findings as well as to act as consultation sessions on difficult cases or service models
  • Interactive newsletter
  • Creating a research directory to easily identify researchers/clinicians with similar interests
  • Twitter account and conversations

Watch this space for any updates on these activities!


Dr. Rikard Wicksell, Sweden
Dr. Line Caes, SPP International Committee Chair, UK

Board members (responsibility within EPPN board)

Dr. Ann Davis, SPP advisor, former President of SPP, USA
Dr. Rocio de la Vega de Carranza, Deputy Chair SPP International Committee, Spain (Intake Questionnaire & Research Network)
Dr. Kim Oostrom, PPN rep, the Netherlands
Dr. Caroline Heary, SIGPeP rep, Ireland (Webinars)
Dr. Yvonne Vance, PPN rep, UK
Dr. Marina López-Solà, general board member, Spain (Newsletter & Research Network)
Dr. Judith Houghton, general board member, UK (Membership)
Dr. Inge Timmers, general board member, the Netherlands (Newsletter)
Sharon Bateman - Student member, UK
Louisa Rygh - Student member, USA/Norway
Dr. Lauren Potthoff, EPPN Board secretary, USA
Dr. Christine Sieberg, General board member, USA

Senior advisors

Dr. Laura Simons, President-elect of SPP, USA
Dr. Liesbet Goubert, Belgium
Dr. Eline Van Hoecke, Belgium

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Google Group

We have now set up a EPPN Google group, a place where you can connect with other EPPN members. The EPPN Google groups provides a forum to update members regarding EPPN activities and paediatric psychology issues, to discuss topics relevant to the field, and to exchange relevant information (e.g., job openings, patient referrals, professional advice). We hope you will find this useful.

The Google Groups works like a normal listserv: to send a message to the whole group you simply email and all EPPN members will see your message in their inbox and everyone will be able to reply to your message as if replying to an email. Learn more.


For general questions about the network, please contact

To join EPPN, log in to the Member Portal and go to "Join a SIG/RIG/Affinity Group" on the right dropbox. All SPP members are welcome to join.