Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (TSCAP), a Regional Council of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was founded in October 1966 and Incorporated in 1967 as a nonprofit organization. The society is dedicated to the care and treatment of mental illness specializing in children and adolescents.

TSCAP is governed by its Executive Committee, elected by the membership. Currently, there are 500 plus trained and licensed psychiatric physician (MD/DO) members.

The objectives of TSCAP are as follows:

A. to provide a forum for the discussion of subjects related to normal growth and development and normal emotional needs of children and adolescents.
B. to provide a forum for discussion of subjects related to pathological states of children and adolescents.
C. to provide the means for the exchange of ideas, relative to the resources and needs of this state and region.
D. to provide a discussion group for the advancement of child and adolescent psychiatry.
E. to promote those professions and fields allied to child and adolescent psychiatry which endeavor to meet the emotional needs of children and adolescents.
F. to provide information, opinion, and research capacity, to advocate for the maintenance of established resources, and to promote the establishment of practices which contribute to the mental health of children and adolescents.
G. to facilitate communication with other organizations of child and adolescent psychiatrists.

LEADERSHIP 2022-2023


President Laura Stone, MD (2023-24)
President-Elect Andrew Diederich, MD (2023-24)
Secretary/Treasurer Joseph Shotwell, MD (2023-24)
Immediate Past President Debra Atkisson, MD (2023-24)



James Norcross, MD (2021-24) Catherine Karni, MD (2022-25)
Mrudula Rao, MD (2022-25)



Nakia Scott, MD (2020-23) Lisa Falls, MD (2021-24)
Jessica Sandoval, MD (2021-24) Joseph Shotwell, MD (2021-24)
Mohsin Khan, MD (2021-24) Mili Khandheria, MD (2021-24)
Sarah Wakefield, MD (2021-24) Sabrina Browne, MD (2022-25)
Alcides Amador, MD (2023-2026) Robin Mallet, MD (2023-2026)
Sarah Martin, MD (2023-2026)



Melissa DeFilippis, MD (2021-24)


The Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (TSCAP) is the regional organization of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and members must be active in both organizations. Visit the AACAP website to begin the application process.

Once you are approved by AACAP, TSCAP will contact you to remit your regional organization dues according to your member class:

  • General Member ($175)
  • Distinguished Fellow ($175)
  • Fellow ($175)
  • General Residents ($0)
  • Trainees ($0)

For additional information, please contact:

Dieter Burckhardt, Executive Director
401 West 15th Street, Suite 675
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 478-0605
Fax: (512) 478-5223
E-mail: TSCAP@txpsych.org