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)

Michael T. Witkovsky, MD,
WISCCAP President

RESULTS: WISCCAP 2020 Election & Revised Bylaws
Please welcome our new offers of the Wisconsin Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WISCCAP):
Jennifer Fischer, MD, President-Elect
Christopher Takala, DO, Treasurer
Peggy Scallon, MD, Secretary
Colleen Manak, MD, ECP Representative
Robert Chayer, MD; Clarence Chou, MD; and Erika Larson, MD--Assembly Delegates
Kathleen Koth, DO, Alternative Assembly Delegate

Rounding out our Executive Committee is Michael Witkovsky, MD, President; Gabrielle Hangiandreou, MD, Immediate Past President; and Resident CAP Fellows: Erin Cheers, MD (UW) & Zak Miles, MD (MCW).  Officers began their terms on October 22 at our Fall Business Meeting.
BYLAWS:  Members voted and approved the revised WISCCAP Bylaws.  Thank you to Kathy Russeth, MD, Bylaws Committee Chair, for leading the revisions.
Thank you to everyone who voted! 


AACAP 68th Annual Meeting
October 25 - 30, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
AACAP’s 68th Annual Meeting is being planned as a hybrid event with programming both in-person in Atlanta, GA and virtually. Save the date and plan to attend the world’s premier scientific event for child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Zoom flaw could force you into a meeting, expose your video feed ...
WISCCAP 2021 Annual Meeting
Date/Time: TBA 
To be held virtually.
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

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

     Erin Cheers, MD
     CAP Training Director

Highlights &
Quick Links

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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