Publications and Multimedia

CSWE’s publications program develops new tools to help social workers and social work educators serve their clients and advance their profession. CSWE staff works in conjunction with the Council on Publications to produce books and nonprint resources through CSWE Press and original, cutting-edge articles in the Journal of Social Work Education.

CSWE Press

CSWE Press focuses on the needs of social work educators and students. Publishing specialties include the philosophy, theory, and practice of teaching; the process and evaluation of learning; and the organization and structure of social work education.


Proposal submissions for potential publications are welcome and will be reviewed by the Council on Publications. If you would like to discuss your idea for a book or other resource with a member of the CSWE Council on Publications, please contact Elizabeth Simon, publications manager.


To order publications, call 877-751-5053. For social work educators who have adopted a CSWE Press publication for a class or are considering doing so, desk copies and examination copies are available.

See a clip from the CSWE-distributed DVD Look Back to Move Ahead: Social Work With Survivors of Trauma (other clips are available on CSWE's YouTube channel).

The Journal of Social Work Education

CSWE’s flagship publication is the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE), a peer-reviewed professional journal circulated to more than 3,900 members and institutional subscribers. Submissions to JSWE are accepted via an online system. JSWE is available as part of CSWE membership and by subscription.

The JSWE Best Article awards recognize outstanding work published in each volume year of the journal. The Best Article award winners for volume year 48 are available for reading or free download from Taylor & Francis Online.

CSWE Press E-Resources

CSWE Press offers peer-reviewed monographs, syllabi, and bibliographies as online resources available for use by faculty and students. 

Recent CSWE Press Releases

Using Simulation in Assessment
and Teaching

This detailed book by the most experienced authors in he field describes how to develop and implement the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for social work education.

Conservative Christian Beliefs and Sexual Orientation in Social Work

This important new work addresses the tensions and divisions in social work between conservative Christian religious beliefs and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students, practitioners, faculty members, and clients.