Changes at IJSWVE and Thank You

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DOI: 10.55521/10-020-108

Stephen M. Marson, Editor, and Laura Gibson, Book Review Editor

International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics • Volume 20(1), Copyright 2023 by IFSW

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In the last six months, we have had three clinical social workers who rotated off of our editorial board. Frankly, clinical social workers are difficult to locate and recruit.  As a result, I emailed the Clinical Social Work Association, and they recommended Chenita Rountree, DSW (Candidate), Laura Groshong, LICSW and Marie P. Cetoute, MSW, LCSW, BCD.  Chenita is employed by the Department of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University.  Laura is involved in private practice as a clinical social worker. In addition, Laura has had extensive experience as an editor for other journals and has published several articles and a book entitled Clinical Social Work Regulation and Practice: An Overview. Marie is employed by the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in the Office of Refugee Resettlement. We are very fortunate to have Chenita, Laura and Marie on our editorial board. We hope to recruit more clinical social workers from Clinical Social Work Association. For our policy board, Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW was recruited to join us. She recently left social work practice to join the faculty at Seton Hall University where her areas of interest include technology, research and ethics.

A great deal of work goes into each issue of the International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. All work on our journal is completed by volunteers and no one — including our publisher IFSW — makes a financial profit from the publication. In addition, we have unsung heroes on our editorial board who contribute to the existence of our journal. Because we have a rule that requires our manuscripts to be assessed anonymously, I cannot offer public recognition of their names. I thank them! However, I can publicly announce the names of our hard-working copy editors. Their work is not confidential. For their major contributions to this issue, I must publicly thank:

  • Amelia Chesley
  • Roger Ladd
  • Eric M Levine
  • Alison McDonald
  • Bob McKinney
  • Melissa A Schaub

I also thank the book reviewers for the generous gift of their time to read and write thoughtful reviews:

  • Peggy Proudfoot Harman
  • Stephen M. Marson