Welcome to the Wisconsin Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (WISCCAP) website! A great deal of useful information is here for both the public and WISCCAP members alike. WISCCAP is a state non-profit organization comprised of over 130 practicing child and adolescent (pediatric) psychiatrists throughout Wisconsin. It’s a member of the Assembly of Regional Organizations . . . (more)

Kathleen A. Koth, DO,
WISCCAP President

WISCCAP 2018 Election
Congratulations to the next Executive Committee under the leadership of Gabrielle Hangiandreou, MD (President 2018-2020) who took office on November 1, 2018. 
President-Elect: Michael Witkovsky, MD
Treasurer: Christopher Takala, DO
Secretary: Jennifer Fischer, MD
Assembly Delegates: Clarence Chou, MD; Michael Witkovsky, MD; and Erica Larson, MD.  Alternate Delegate: Kathleen Koth, DO
Operation: Education
WISCCAP is proud to be a sponsor of the Wisconsin Medical Society's Operation Education again this year.  Operation Education provides an opportunity for medical students to intereact with physicians representing of a variety of different primary and specialty care practices and research positions to introduce them to the many medical career options available. Programs are held at the two Wisconsin medical schools--The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and the Medical College of Winconsin--and are very popular among both students and participating physicians.  Programs will be held in January 2019.

Image result for Glacier Canyon Lodge at Wilderness ResortWISCCAP 2018 Fall Meeting
September 28, 2018 (minutes)
(immediately after WPA meeting)
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge at Wilderness Resort, The Dells, 45 Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965  

AACAP 2019 Pediatric Psychopharmacology Update Institute
Early Treatment Intervention: When, What, and For How Long?
January 25-26, 2019

Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge – Brooklyn, NY 
The goal of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) is to advance the science and practice of child and adolescent psychiatry by publishing original research and papers of theoretical, scientific, and clinical relevance to the field.

Advocacy Report (9/8/2018)
By William J. Swift, MD
I spent time this Spring working with Eileen Hirsch, a supervising attorney at the UW Law School. The issue was mandatory Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences for teenagers in Wisconsin who commit murder. I started to write an amicus brief arguing that sentences for adolescents who commit capital crimes should not be automatic (like LWOP) but should be thoroughly deliberated, looking at factors such as the possibility of rehabilitation, circumstances of the offense, family and home environment, level of maturity, capacity to appreciate risks and consequences, etc. before sentencing. (more)

November 14, 2017--The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and University of Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association co-hosted "Operation: Education," an evening of professional exploration, socializing, and fun for physicians and medical students. 
Highlights/Photos: click here
January 16, 2018--The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and the Medical College of Wisconsin/ Marquette Medical Alumni Association co-hosted a great evening of professional exploration, networking and fun for physicians and medical students.
Highlights/Photos: click here

Dual membership in WISCCAP and AACAP is required and includes a subscription to the Journal. WISCCAP/AACAP focuses on providing child and adolescent psychiatrists the resources they need in order to promote mentally healthy children, adolescents, and families.
WISCCAP membership is free for residents and medical students.  Wisconsin training programs include:

     Robert Chayer, MD
     CAP Division Director

     Kathleen A. Koth, DO
     CAP Training Director

University of Wisconsin--Madison/Dept of Psychiatry

     CAP Division Director

     Brooke Kwiecinski, MD
     CAP Training Director

Highlights &
Quick Links


William Swift, MD
October 11, 2016--
Slender Man Defense Questions Insanity Law 

Slender Man Case Stays in Adult Court

(WISCCAP will keep you updated on this case that has received worldwide attention.)

For more information, please contact info@wisccap.org.