You have found your way to the website of the Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WISCCAP). WISCCAP is a state non-profit organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists from throughout Wisconsin, and we are a member of the Assembly of Regional Organizations of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), located in Washington, DC Child and adolescent psychiatrists are medical doctors who . . . (more)

Jennifer E. Fischer, MD,
WISCCAP President

AACAP 70th Annual Meeting
October 23 - 28, 2023
New York, NY
New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Save the date and plan to attend the world’s premier scientific event for child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Sounding the Alarm: Youth Mental Health COVID-19 Crisis featuring AACAP President Warren Ng, MD
February 24 - 25, 2023
The Delafield Hotel
415 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI  53018
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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. 
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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.
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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

     Erica Arrington, MD
     CAP Training Director
     Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD
     CAP Division Director

     Erin Cheers, MD
     CAP Training Director

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WISCCAP featured as a sponsor.

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.)

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