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Aims and scope

Clinical Social Work Journal is an international journal devoted to the advancement of clinical theory, knowledge, and practice. It aims to serve as a resource for  practitioners, educators, researchers, and policymakers and invites the submission of manuscripts that conceptualize, discuss, and illustrate creative practice. The Journal is dedicated to exploring the complexities of clinical social work practice that considers the intersectionality of identities, cultural factors, social forces, and historical contexts in understanding clinical issues and applying modalities, methods, and skills.


The journal, founded in 1973, publishes leading peer-reviewed original articles germane to contemporary clinical social work practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and welcomes submissions that reflect innovations in theoretical/conceptual, practice, empirically-supported research, and interdisciplinary approaches. In addition, the journal welcomes manuscripts from practitioners who seek to share information about innovative practice approaches and models in their agencies and communities.