The mission of the Georgia Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of children and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

GCCAP is Georgia’s regional chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. It is comprised of child and adolescent psychiatrists trained to promote healthy development and to evaluate, diagnose and treat children and adolescents and their families who are affected by disorders of feeling, thinking, learning and behavior. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are physicians who are uniquely qualified to integrate knowledge about human behavior and development from biological, psychological, familial, social, and cultural perspectives with scientific, humanistic, and collaborative approaches to diagnosis, treatment and the promotion of mental health.