The SPCAP, composed of the heads of child and adolescent psychiatry programs, seeks to aggressively promote the field of academic child and adolescent psychiatry.


Welcome to Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SPCAP). The Society of Professors helps heads of child and adolescent psychiatry strengthen their existing programs, patient care, and research. The Society of Professors provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas between the child and adolescent psychiatry program directors in medical schools in the United States and elsewhere for the purposes of:

  • Enhancing the growth and development of child and adolescent psychiatry as a discipline;
  • Strengthening graduate and postgraduate medical education, patient care and research in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry; and
  • Providing appropriate liaison between academic child and adolescent psychiatry as represented by the membership and administrative persons and organizations in medical education (e.g., departments of psychiatry, medical school deans, and specialty boards), government, research, and health care delivery to forward our objectives.

The strength of the SPCAP is in its collaborations, fellowship, and advocacy efforts that have a positive impact on our profession.

Please plan to attend the 48th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in 2013. Once again, SPCAP is joining AACAP for its Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

If you are interested in learning more about the SPCAP, please contact Earl Magee ( or 202-966-7300 ext 115) or me.

Gregory K. Fritz, M.D.



2014 SPCAP Election (closed)
The election is now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted.  We had a 57% turnout.  The results of the election are:
John Diamond, M.D.
Victor Fornari, M.D.
Congratulations to all!
Join your colleagues . . .
(login required)
May 8-10, 2014
Hyatt Regency Washington
Washington, DC
(in conjunction with AACAP's Advocacy Day)
Welcome new members . . .
Ed Cook, M.D.
Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,University of Illinois at Chicago

John Huxsahl, M.D.
Division Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Mayo Clinic

Doug Novins, M.D.
Division Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Colorado
Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.
Director, Div. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University
2013 Past President's Dinner
(Photo compliments of Jim Harris, M.D.)
In the news . . .
by Greg Fritz, M.D.