Jeffrey Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW held graduate degrees in anthropology and social work. He did his postgraduate training in child development and psychoanalysis and adult psychoanalysis at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and the Hanna Perkins Center (Cleveland, OH). He was co-President of the AAPCSW (American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work). He was a clinical social worker, applied anthropologist, and psychoanalyst, whose research focuses on mental health practice, mental health case management, psychiatric medication, and the roles that stigma and shame play in the social and psychological dynamics of practitioner/client interactions. His career was shaped by a concern for developing and disseminating experience-near analyses of human experience with the creative use of research methods from the allied disciplines of anthropology, social work, and psychoanalysis. He authored three books: Columbia University Press (2010): On Having and Being a Case Manager: A Relational Method for Recovery; Oxford University Press (2013), Qualitative Methods for Practice; Palgrave MacMillan (2015), A to Z for Psychodynamic Practice. With colleagues, Miriam Foger, Jerry Floersch, and Wendy Winograd, he edited: The Social Work and K-12 Schools Casebook: Phenomenological Perspectives, Routledge, 2017.  The Social Work and Sexual Trauma Casebook: Phenomenological Perspectives, Routledge, 2018 and The LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook: Phenomenological Perspectives from Clinicians, Routledge, 2019. His latest work was on values in social work, transdisciplinary perspectives on empathy, and cyber porn trauma among young children and early adolescents.

Courses Taught: 


  • Theory Development 
  • Bibliography and Proposal Development Seminar 


  • Social Emotions?: What are Social Emotions? Part I 
  • Social Emotions:  What is  Empathy? Part II 
  • What is Anxiety? 
  • What is Depression? 
  • Philosophy of Social Science 
  • What is Addiction?: Part I 
  • What is Addiction?: Part II
  • Autism:  Transdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Writing Practicum: Finding and Using Literature 
  • Classifying Trauma  
  • Philosophy of Mind and Clinical Practice 
  • What is Attention? 


  • Social Work Practice I 
  • Clinical Social Work Practice I
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Psychopathology
  • Social Work Perspectives on AIDS

Selected Publications: 


Longhofer, J.  (2015).  A-Z of Psychodynamic Practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Longhofer, J., Floersch, J. & Hoy, J. (2013). Qualitative Methods for Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Longhofer, J., Floersch, J., Kubek, P.  (2010).  On Being and Having a Case Manager:  A   Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health.   New York: Columbia University    Press.  

Jaffe, J Jaffe, M.Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., Winograd, W. (2017) The social work and K-12 Schools Casebook: Phenomenological Perspectives. New York: Routledge.


Longhofer, J., Floersch, J., Hartman, E. (2017).   A Case for the Case Study: How and Why They Matter.   Clinical Social Work Journal.  DOI 10.1007/s10615-017-0631-8

Floersch, J. & Longhofer, J. (2016).  Social work and the scholastic fallacy.  Investigacao Em Trabalho Social, 3 (September) 71-91. []

Longhofer, J. & Floersch, J. (2014). Values in a Science of Social Work: Values-Informed   Research and Research-Informed Values.  Research on Social Work Practice, 24(5), 527-534.

Longhofer, J. (2013). Shame in the Clinical Process with LGBTQ Clients. Clinical Social Work    Journal41(3), 297-301.

Longhofer, J. & Floersch, J. (2012).  The coming crisis in social work?: Some thoughts on social work and science.  Research on Social Work Practice, 22(5), 499-519.

Kudo, F., Longhofer, J. & Floersch, J. (2012).  On the origins of early leadership: The role of  authoritative parenting practices and mastery orientation. Leadership, 8(4), 345-375.

Longhofer, J., Floersch, J. &  Okpych, N. (2010).  Foster youth and psychotropic treatment:  Where next? Children and Youth Services Review, 3(2), 395-404.

Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., Kranke, D., & Townsend, L. (2010).  Integrating thematic, grounded theory, and narrative analysis:  A case study of adolescent psychotropic treatment. Qualitative Social Work, 9(3), 1-19.

Longhofer, J., & Floersch, J.  (2010).  Desire and disappointment: Adolescent psychotropic  treatment and adherence.  Anthropology and Medicine. 17(2), 159-172.

Buchbinder, M., J., Longhofer, & K. McCue. (2009).  Family routines and rituals when a parent has cancer. Families, Systems, & Health, 27(3), 213-227.

Floersch, J., Townsend, L., Longhofer, J., Munson, M., Kranke, D., Faber, R., Thomas, J.,  Jenkins, J. & Findling, R.L.  (2009).  Adolescent experience of psychotropic treatment. Transcultural Psychiatry, 46(1), 157-179.