About the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry

Since its founding in 1967, the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) has served as a professional network for its members and a specialized community dedicated to advocacy for adolescent mental health, and the education and development of mental health professionals who serve adolescents and young adults. Membership is open to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals with an interest in adolescents and/or young adults.  READ MORE


Shots Fired:
  Gun Violence and Youth Mental Health

Due to the severity and priority of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASAP Executive Committee has agreed to postpone our virtual 2020 Annual Meeting.  An announcement will be sent when dates and times have been set.  Until then, ASAP wishes everyone well during these difficult times. 
Be safe, be healthy, be well.

Face-to-face CANCELLED: 
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Philadelphia, PA  19147


Image result for vote iconASAP's 2020 ELECTION  (download candidate booklet)

The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) election of 2020 concluded at midnight on March 15, 2020. 

Congratulations to:

President-Elect:  Shady Shebak, MD
Vice President:  Ellen Platt, DO
Treasurer:  Kirby Turner, MD
Two Directors-at-Large
.   Aaron Krasner, MD and Ilene Zwirn, MD



Have you read our latest newsletter?

Adolescent and Young Adult Psychiatry

ASAP has revised our newsletter and given it a new look.  It will be published on a bi-monthly basis.  If you would like to subscribe, please email [email protected] with your name and email address.



AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™." 

The Benefits of Membership

Members of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry become a part of the most prominent organization dedicated to Adolescent Psychiatry. ASAP provides continuing medical education programs to mental health professionals. Members also receive national and local fellowships, access to ASAP's referrals network, and help provide a voice for adolescent psychiatry. We invite you to join ASAP and a recognized member of the adolescent treatment community.  

Join Today

What is Certification in Adolescent Psychiatry?

The American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry (ABAP) was established to offer a route to certification for psychiatrists with competence in treating adolescents who have not obtained formal subspecialty training in the treatment of children. In 2011, ABAP was reorganized under the auspices of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP).  The exam for certification is offered annually in conjunction with our ASAP's meeting in New York.     

Continue Reading