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


ASAP's 2020 Annual Meeting, focusing on gun violence, will be held April 24 - 25, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA.  Stay tuned for more details!

Nomination Deadline:  Monday, December 2, 2019

ASAP’s 2020 Election is rapidly approaching!  Members will elect a President-Elect, Vice President, and 2 At-Large Directors with terms beginning at the close of our 2020 Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee will be setting the slate of candidates soon. If you would like to be considered or would like to nominate a member, please send all nominations to Earl Magee ([email protected]) by Monday, December 2, 2019.  Nominees should be ASAP members in good standing and willing to further the mission of the organization.

If you have any questions about the election or the nomination process, please feel free to contact Sheldon Glass, MD ([email protected]) or Earl Magee ([email protected]).

Editor-in-Chief of Adolescent Psychiatry

Applications due by December 31, 2019 ( To view details, click here)


Nomination Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019
he American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) is requesting nominations for its 2020 awards:

William A. Schonfeld, MD Award
The Schonfeld Award is an award that honors the first President and a founding member of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, William A. Schonfeld, M.D. This prestigious award is given to individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent psychiatry, as well as for their excellence and dedication to the clinical practice of adolescent psychiatry throughout the course of their career.

Herman D. Staples, MD Award
The Staples Award was begun to honor Past President, Herman D. Staples, M.D., the fourth President and a founding member of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry.  This award is given to the individual who embodies the spirit, integrity and dedication to the treatment of adolescents.

All nominations should include a brief statement of support and the nominee’s CV.  Nominations should be sent to Earl Magee ([email protected]no later than Friday, November 8, 2019.  You can nominate yourself or a colleague.  Nominations will be reviewed by the Executive Committee at its November 12 meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Earl Magee.


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.



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.  

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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.     

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