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Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping

Published by the Cleveland State University School of Social Work
Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping was first published in 1995 as a unique journal that allows powerful and intimate narratives to be shared.

This journal communicates intense shared experiences that are embedded in the diverse setting and systems that make up the profession of social work and other helping professions. It is a forum for uncovering, evaluating, and conveying the diverse joys and pains of our work and for sharing the knowledge we derive from our experiences. Reflections utilizes narratives inquiry as its core focus. These narratives explore our communities, our students, our theories, our politics, our biases, our ethics, and our growth. It is a journal that uncovers connections that unite all of us and disconnections that divide us. This journal showcases educators, community and clinical practitioners, and students. Clients of social service systems are especially invited to share their perspectives.

From January 1995 to Volume 18#1 in 2012, Reflections was published by California State University, Long Beach, School of Social Work. As of May 2012, Reflections has a new home, publisher, and editor:

  • Cleveland State University (CSU) School of Social Work, is the Publisher
  • Dr. Michael Dover of the CSU School of Social Work faculty serves as Editor; contact

Reflections will be published as a peer-reviewed online journal. Subscriptions are $18 for individuals and $100 for libraries. In addition, institutional supporters such as social work programs and social agencies can receive a single user name and password they can share with all staff and students, in exchange for being an Institutional Friend of Reflections. It is a privilege that our School can play a role in ensuring that the journal will continue. As work begins to publish the new era of Reflections, we will give full respect to the tradition the journal represents. We especially look forward to being in touch with the readers of Reflections, everyone who has contributed over the years, and prospective authors and subscribers for this beloved journal. When the first online issue (Volume 18#2) is available later in the Summer of 2012, this website will provide a link to the content.