AADCAP is composed of the heads of child and adolescent psychiatry divisions and seeks to aggressively promote the field of academic child and adolescent psychiatry.

Welcome to the American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AADCAP). The goal of our organization is to support division chiefs/directors in and outside of the United States in their administrative efforts to coordinate and maintain clinical, educational, and research priorities. AADCAP  accomplishes this by providing opportunities for continuing education . . . read more
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Monday, October 18, 2021
LIVE Meeting via Zoom
12:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Time
 Quinn Capers, MD     Vera Feuer, MD

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AACAP: "Pathways to Leadership"
Sponsored by AADCAP during AACAP’s annual meeting
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
11:00 am to 1:30 pm ET

Richard Martini, MD, Primary Children's Hospital/University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
David Axelson, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital / Ohio State University, Bexley, OH
Michael Jellinek, MD, Partners HealthCare System, Newton, MA
John T. Walkup, MD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Stephanie C. Eken, MD, Rogers Behavioral Health, Nashville, TN
Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, MD, Psychiatry, VA Commonwealth Univ School of Medicine, Midlothian, VA
Yolanda Graham, MD, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA

The Membership Forum discusses “Pathways to Leadership” for AACAP membership and considers factors that can determine how a child and adolescent psychiatrist pursues leadership positions in an organization.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand how a child and adolescent psychiatrist can develop the skills necessary to assume leadership positions with true administrative responsibility and influence in decision making.
2. Consider the role of the child and adolescent psychiatrist when working with multidisciplinary teams of mental health professionals in clinical care, training, and research. 

JOIN the moderators in a roundtable designed for new division directors but all members are welcome!
       Marty Drell, MD               Victor Fornari, MD        Meg Benningfield, MD
September 24, 2021
2:00 - 4:30 pm ET
Moderators: Marty Drell, MD; Victor Fornari, MD; Meg Benningfield, MD

Attn: Emeritus Members
Please complete this very short resume if you're interested in mentoring a new division chief:

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Back-to-School Questions: How can families help children cope with last-minute changes?
Victor Fornari, MD interviewed by NBC Today Show
NBC Today in New York
September 14, 2021 

The Washington Post Jobs and Company Culture
Children’s mental health badly harmed by pandemic. Therapy is hard to find.

John Diamond, MD interviewed by The Washington Post:
August 14, 2021

How A Hospital And A School District Teamed Up To Help Kids In Emotional Crisis

NPR, 6-minute radio recording
June 11,2021 

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'Overrun with kids attempting suicide': Children's Colorado declares state of emergency 

Doug Novins, MD and his team at Children's Hospital Colorado
Becker Hospital Review
May 26, 2021 

Media Assets : NPR
N.Y. Hospital, Schools Aim To Improve Kids' Access To Mental Health Provider

Victor Fornari, MD and his team at Cohen's Children's Medical Center
NPR (6-minute radio recording)
May 26, 2021 

Homemade Biscoff Cookies (Speculaas) Recipe
How one hospital is making a difference for kids with mental health issues

Today Show
May 19, 2021 

Examining Our COVID-19 Response: Using Lessons Learned to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ONHealth, Education Labor & Pensions
Tami Benton, MD testifies in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions' full committee hearing on Examining Our COVID-19 Response: Using Lessons Learned to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
April 28, 2021 

For Some Teens, It's Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R. The New York Times - Breaking News, US News, World News and Videos
February 23, 2021

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis. 
The New York Times 
February 23, 2021 

NPR logoJanuary 25, 2021

D. Richard Martini, MD interviewed on NPR: 
(click on "7-Minute Listen")
A year into the pandemic, emergency rooms nationwide are seeing a rise in kids experiencing mental health crises. Educators and doctors are concerned that many of those kids are turning to suicide. 

HealthDay:  Michelle Obama Says She Is Suffering From Depression
Former First Lady Michelle Obama 

Michelle Obama mentioned:
August 6, 2020

PsychologyToday.com: Living on Automatic

Living on Automatic
by Christine B.L. Adams, MD
"Evaluating People by the Content of Their Character"
"How to Have Daily Therapy With Yourself During Quarantine"
"Evaluating People "by the Content of Their Character”
"Sources of Emotional Illness" 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
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FCC designates 988 as 3-digit number for National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Action Will Help Combat Rising Suicide Rates by Making It Easier for Americans in Crisis to Obtain Assistance from Trained Counselors. 

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Latest AADCAP Newsletter: Summer 2021


Mary Lynn Dell, MD
Medical Director, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Children’s Hospital New Orleans, LA
Lisa Giles, MD
Division Chief, Pediatric Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
Division Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Ron-Li Liaw, MD
Director, Div of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, CU Anschutz SOM/Mental Health In-Chief, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO
LaKisha Mamon, MD
Section Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Louisiana State University HSC, New Orleans, LA
Rebecca Rendleman, MD
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
Saundra Stock, MD
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Lauren Swager, MD
Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV