I am very pleased to announce the election of your new officers whose terms began on January 1:

President/Membership Chair:     Wil Yeung, MD
Vice President/Treasurer:           Anne Frederickson, MD
Secretary:                                     Yuli Fradkin, MD

It has been a great privilege serving as your President. The past years have been a surprisingly rewarding growth experience.  I encourage you to consider joining us!
Finally, don't forget to visit the NJCCAP website at to view event photos, register for meetings and events, read about employment opportunities and much more.  As always, feedback and suggestions are welcome:

Happy Fall!
NJCCAP President (2016-2017)
The Shops At Riverside 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Maggiano's Little Italy, The Shops at Riverside, 70 Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (directions)
You are doing everything necessary to stay up-to-date with the clinical aspects of psychiatric care but sometimes it's those things not directly related to treatment that can pose the greatest risks. In this program, the 10 main things you should know about . . . (more

January 24, 2018

NJCCAP Winter Dinner Meeting featuring Kevin Gray, MD
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Location: Highlawn PavilionEagle Rock Reservation, 1 Crest Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052
Please join us where Dr. Gray will speak on a very timely topic, marijuana's effect on the developing brain.  Immediate past and newly elected officers will be present. Congratulate your new Executive Council officers!

Break the Cycle Logo
8/17 - 10/23/2017
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Children's mental illnesses are REAL, COMMON, and TREATABLE. Yet today in the United States, this vulnerable population is caught in a vicious cycle of limited access to care, delayed treatment, and worsening illnesses.

Break the Cycle is an effort to raise awareness and support to fund new research initiatives, increase the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists, and help ensure that children suffering in silence get the treatment they need.  Read all about NJCCAP's efforts to Break the Cycle of children's mental illness and make a donation at

Andrés Martin, MD, MPH, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and prominent member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is leading this cross-country bike ride (route) from Washington state to Washington, DC, starting in the summer of 2017, to raise awareness of these challenges faced by children with mental illnesses. 
Members in the News
Lorraine Chiorazzi, MD and Charles Wuhl, MD 
Drs. Lorraine Chiorazzi and Charles Wuhl have represented the Child Study Group of Bergen County, and for 16 years have periodically held meetings of interest to child and adolescent psychiatrists. If you would like to be on our list, please send your email information to
Tuition Reimbursement LegislationYour advocacy representatives in NJCCAP leadership ensured that eligible child and adolescent psychiatrists are specifically included in recent tuition reimbursement legislation. This legislation covers psychiatrists working in under-served areas or state psychiatric hospitals. The original language of the bill inadvertently excluded child and adolescent psychiatrists because the longer fellowship training requirement was not contemplated by the legislature while structuring the program. Through your advocacy representatives' efforts, the oversight was noted during legislative review. Revised language given to bill sponsors that specifically included child and adolescent psychiatrists was incorporated. The full text of the bill that was signed into law by the Governor can be found here. NJCCAP remains ready to continue its advocacy efforts on your behalf! If you would like more information about this work and joining us as we fight to protect our patients and our members please contact Debra Koss, MD, Advocacy Liaison, at

Policy Statement on Marijuana

Policy Statement on Marijuana:  In addition to the growing trend toward legalization of marijuana, there has been a decrease in perception of harm associated with use as well as an increase in marijuana use. These trends are . . . (more)

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles

Prior Authorization and Utilization Management Reform Principles: A planned course of treatment is the result of thoughtful deliberation and collaboration between patient and physician. Yet patients and physicians often face significant barriers to implementing evidence-based, patient-centered care. Utilization management programs . . . (more)