clinical sociology

clinical sociology

a practically-oriented approach to sociology, prevalent in North America, in which the aim is professional intervention in social life, especially in making evaluations of, and in seeking solutions to, social problems. Whether the ‘clinical’ model is an appropriate one for sociologists to adopt, however, is debatable; the term has gained little currency outside North America.
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In the 1960s he set up the Clinical Sociology Research Study Group (Yeomans 1965), and in 1967 this radical psychiatrist led a tour group of sociologists from the annual SAANZ conference to see Fraser House at the North Ryde Psychiatric Hospital (Richmond 2005:60).
Kerby of Catholic University, the development of clinical sociology, the evolution of the Caucus of Black Sociologists to the Association of Black Sociologists, the beginnings of sociology in Hawai'i, and the conduct of sociology in higher education.
This dilemma is not present in the Israel branch since all the students are pursuing a single interest in counseling guided by the uniform perspective of clinical sociology.
Straus (2002) conceptualizes applied and clinical sociology as two elements or components of sociological practice.
This shift toward an applied focus was coupled with groups of sociological practitioners that came together to form national organizations, including the Society for Applied Sociology (SAS) and the Clinical Sociology Association (CSA)--renamed the Sociological Practice Association (SPA) in 1986.
It could be argued that the failure of applied or clinical sociology reflects the low utility of sociological theory by itself for direct practice.
Accreditation of undergraduate and master's programs in applied and clinical sociology is then proposed as one way of meeting the challenge to both strengthen sociology and broaden its audience.
The expansion of BA and MA applied and clinical sociology programs will produce a technician class of applied sociological practitioners and supervisors most of whom will work outside academic organizations.
The Sociological Practice Association (formerly the Clinical Sociology Association) was established in 1978 with the mission of promoting the application of sociological knowledge to intervention for individual and social change through scholarly and educational activities.
Because AA came into being at a time when modern methods of medical therapy, clinical psychology, clinical sociology, and professional counseling were all but non existent in the field of addictions treatment, AA filled a vacuum.
Follins holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Brooklyn College (New York), a master's degree in clinical sociology from Texas Southern University, and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.
Universal agreement does not exist on a definition of applied sociology (or, for that matter, on the apposite terms clinical sociology and sociological practice).
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