The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health and Social Justice is the official journal of the American Orthopsychiatric Association.  For nearly 80 years, AJO has been dedicated to informing public policy and professional practice, and to the expansion of knowledge relating to mental health and human development from a multidisciplinary and interprofessional perspective.


Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD
Arizona State University


Andres Pumariega, MD
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center

Karen Fraser Wyche, MSW Ph.D
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Wanda K. Mohr PhD, RN, FAAN                                                   University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey School of Nursing and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Kenneth S. Thompson, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health

University of Pittsburgh

The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry is published by the Educational Publishing Foundation of the American Psychological Association. Ortho members receive the journal free as a membership benefit.

For more information, including a full journal description, tables of contents, abstracts of recent articles, and submission and subscription information, click here.



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    v If you are a member of Ortho, you have been assigned an 8-digit record number. You can can locate the number on any mailing label from the journal mailed to you by APA . The number is the eight digits that follow the zero above their name.

    v The password is your last name in all lower case letters.

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