Ortho was founded in 1924 by a small group of individuals with a shared interest in providing a common meeting ground for those engaged in the study and treatment of problems in human behavior. To reflect the interdisciplinary approach of the organization and their work, such as redirecting youth development in a positive direction, they combined the prefix "Ortho" (from the Greek "to straighten") with "psychiatry." Today, Ortho continues to attract professionals from psychology, psychiatry, social work, sociology, nursing, and law who are concerned about the application of mental health research to the creation of humane social policy, the improvement of mental health practice in a manner consistent with human rights, and the prevention of mental health problems.
This year, Ortho will sponsor the
Ortho will also be sponsoring a track of presentations, with the theme: Changing norms, strategies, and systems to support behavioral health and social justice.
Highlighted speakers include Gregory Herek, University of California, Davis; Michael Wald, Stanford University; and David Anderson, Lydia Home Association.
The deadline for proposals is October 30, 2015. All authors whose submissions are accepted will have the opportunity to submit papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Information about the conference and the link to the submission system is available here: http://www.cmhconference.com/
Behavioral Healthcare Integration in the Era of the Affordable Care Act-- Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Preventing Violence: Evidence-Based Programs and Policies to Promote Positive Youth Development-- National Prevention Science Coalition
Collective Impact for Children and Youth Policy Summit-- The Forum for Youth Investment
Unleashing the Power of Prevention-- Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
Pearson Early Career Grant-- American Psychological Foundation, application deadline December 31, 2015
And much more!