The New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was established in September 1972 by a group of child and adolescent psychiatrists facilitating the liaison with the national AACAP.
Our purpose is to provide a working body of physicians, who by their training, interest, experience, and research in child psychiatry qualified to study, represent, and promote practices for the advancement of all aspects of mental health of children and adolescents.
We seek to:
- Constitute a scientific forum representing all variations of function of child and adolescent psychiatry (administration, research, training and clinical practice), for the discussion of subjects related to the emotional, behavioral and developmental needs of children and adolescents.
- Promote the training of child and adolescent psychiatry in the state of New Jersey.
- Be concerned with research investigations and evaluations in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
- Communicate and collaborate with other professional groups concerned with the health, education and welfare of children and adolescents.
- Provide liaisons with constituted professional, lay, and political organizations at the local, state, and national levels in relevant areas.
- Be available as authoritative spokespersons in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry to responsible local and state community groups, both public and private, concerned with the health, welfare and education of children and adolescents.
Membership is open to all members in good standing of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
For information on member benefits and how to apply to be a member, visit our Member Benefits page.