CCAPS LogoWhat is the Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society or CCAPS?

CCAPS is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1969 and represents approximately 175 members. We are a regional organization of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (

Our mission is:

"to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents and families in Colorado through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers."

The following is a copy of our current bylaws: download our Bylaws

CCAPS ImageWhat is a child psychiatrist?

A child and adolescent psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics, and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care.

Visit AACAP's Facts for Families for further information on what a child psychiatrist is.