Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping

Published by the Cleveland State University School of Social Work

A Peer-reviewed Interdisciplinary journal published by Cleveland State University School of Social Work.

Reflections is published as a double-blind peer-reviewed online journal. Nearly 100 professionals and academics for the fields of social work, psychology, nursing, narrative medicine, library science, psychiatry and other fields actively participate as peer reviewers. An Editorial Team of distinguished faculty ensures that manuscripts are of high quality. 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 (Cathleen Lewandowski, Director and Professor, contact
  • 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. Readers, authors, agencies, professional associations, and schools and programs of social work or other professional education programs are invited to serve as Friends 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.  Reflections is now being regularly published, with issues backdated to the year and season when they would have originally been published (a standard practice for journals when publication has been temporarily interrupted).  The journal will complete the Volume 22 in the year when it would normally appear, 2016, the 22st year of publication of this journal. For copies of back articles and issues from 1995-present, please see our journal website.

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