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The CAPA

      Thank you for your inquiry about the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA), Version 4.2, by A. Angold, A. Cox, M Prendergast, M. Rutter, and E. Simonoff.

DESCRIPTION: The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment is an interviewer-based structured diagnostic interview with versions for use with children (ages 9-18) and their parents. While lengthy, it is divided into modules, and an experienced interviewer can complete the interview in about 1 hours.

Click the links below to review the CAPA:

  Child CAPA

  Parent CAPA

  Glossary

 Codebooks

COPYRIGHT PERMISSION: Should you wish to administer the CAPA to your clients or for your research study, please describe your proposed use of the CAPA and write to the address below to receive a letter of copyright approval from the first author, Adrian Angold MRCPsych, at no charge. Citation in published works would be appreciated.

Developmental Epidemiology Center
Attention: Anita Chalmers
DUMC Box 3454
Durham, North Carolina 27710

TRAINING: Formal training is required to administer the CAPA. Please contact our trainer, Kristen Caldwell, at 919-687-4686 extension 300 or email emeasures@psych.duhs.duke.edu to arrange a training session and discuss the fee schedule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Anita Chalmers at (919) 687-4686, extension 230.

PERTINENT CITATIONS:

  • Angold A, Prendergast M, Cox A, Harrington R, Simonoff E, and Rutter M (1995) The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA). Psychological Medicine, 25:739-753.
    Article available in PDF format. Reprinted with the permission of Cambridge University Press. Download article  

  • Angold A and Costello EJ (1995) A test-retest reliability study of child-reported psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses using the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA-C). Psychological Medicine, 25:755-762.
    Article available in PDF format. Reprinted with the permission of Cambridge University Press. Download article  

  • Costello EJ, Angold A, March J & Fairbank J (1998) Life events and post-traumatic stress: The development of a new measure for children and adolescents. Psychological Medicine, 28: 1275-1288.

  • Angold A and Costello EJ (2000) The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, volume 39:39-48.

  • Wamboldt MZ, Wasmboldt FS, Gavin L & McTaggart S (2001) A parent-child relationship scale derived from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40:945-953.

 

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