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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The third paper by Robert Sevigny and Sheying Chen investigates the conceptual issues of clinical sociology and their impact on understanding gerontology.
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.
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What Distinguishes Basic, Applied, and Clinical Sociology?
Straus (2002) conceptualizes applied and clinical sociology as two elements or components of sociological practice.
It could be argued that the failure of applied or clinical sociology reflects the low utility of sociological theory by itself for direct practice.
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.
This article presents a clinical sociology (CS) model and a heuristic analytical grid (HAG or HG) as a methodological guide in qualitative research.
(1.) Universal agreement does not exist on a definition of applied sociology (or, for that matter, on the apposite terms clinical sociology and sociological practice).
"Clinical sociology in service-learning," Sociological Practice, 2, (1), 33-39.
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.
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