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Journal of Family Social Work
J Fam Soc Work

ISSN (printed): 1052-2158. ISSN (electronic): 1540-4072.

The Journal of Family Social Work brings together thoughtful professionals who discuss their views on what constitutes family social work, showing both the differences and common ground between social workers' views on family practice. It is the first peer-reviewed social work journal devoted to ecosystemic theory, examining the self of the clinician, research, and practice with couples and families. It represents a coming together of the historical beginnings and current practice interest of many social workers and provides a fresh blend of person-in-situation-based casework, family support, and family treatment. Especially interested in innovations in research, theory, and practice relating to the broad range of family psychosocial needs and resources in present-day society, the Journal of Family Social Work presents timely scholarly findings which: increase understanding of the couple and family through clinicians' and researchers' innovative methods of inquiry, promote collaboration among academics, clinicians, and researchers, create a better understanding of the interplay between and among the effects of the sociopolitical and temporal contexts of the self or the clinician on social work practice with couples and families. The Journal of Family Social Work makes a unique attempt at balancing clinical relevance and academic exactitude. By uniting clinicians and researchers from social work, family enrichment, family therapy, family studies, family psychology and sociology, and child welfare, it stresses a blending of sociocultural contexts, the uniqueness of the family, and the person of the clinician. As an interdisciplinary forum, it provides a creative mixing of clinical innovation, practice wisdom, theory, and academic excellence.

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