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 in a collegial environment that encourages collaboration and professional growth. The organization works to enhance the development of child and adolescent psychiatry as a discipline and to address issues that are important for the future of our specialty. AADCAP also serves an advocacy role for child and adolescent psychiatry within schools of medicine, hospital administration, local and national governments, professional organizations, and research institutions. We encourage your participation and your membership.  

If you are interested in learning more about AADCAP, please contact Earl Magee (info@aadcap.org) or me.


D. Richard Martini, MD
President, AADCAP
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Department of Pediatrics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT