About the Journal

Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping

A double-blind peer-reviewed open access multidisciplinary journal published with no author fees

Published by the Salem State University School of Social Work.

With Support from Friends of Reflections and our Publishing Partners

Publishing Partners: University of Georgia School of Social Work; Howard University School of Social Work; California State University School of Social Work; Monmouth University School of Social Work

Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is a multi-disciplinary, double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal. Over 100 distinguished academics and practitioners serve as reviewers to ensure that manuscripts are of the highest quality. Reflections is a forum for uncovering and conveying the multiple challenges, joys, questions, and ideas that surface within the helping professions. With narratives at the core, authors use original prose, poetry, art, and photography to explore their lived experiences in classrooms, organizations, communities, and policy contexts. Reflections is a journal that reveals the disconnections that divide us and the many connections that unite us all. For more information, please visit


From January 1995 to Volume 18(1) in 2012, Reflections was published by California State University Long Beach School of Social Work. From May 2012 to May 2023, the journal was published by Cleveland State University School of Social Work. As of May 2023, Salem State University School of Social is the publisher of Reflections

Effective October 29, 2018, Darlyne Bailey, PhD, LISW (Professor and Dean Emeritus at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research) is Editor-in-Chief. You can contact her at reflectionseditorialteam@gmail.com.

Readers, authors, agencies, and schools and programs of social work or other professional education programs are invited to serve as Friends of Reflections by making a tax deductible donation: salemstate.edu/reflections.

We look forward to staying in touch with everyone who has contributed to assuring us all that Reflections remains as meaningful as it has been over the years for our many readers, reviewers, and authors.