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Handbook of Clinical Sociology

Rebach, Howard M., Bruhn, John G. (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2001, XVI, 437 p.

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Clinical sociology is an action-oriented field that seeks to prevent, reduce, or resolve the seemingly overwhelming number of social problems confronting modern society. In an extensive revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1990, the editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as theory and practice; intervention at various levels of social organization; specific kinds of sociological practice; social problems; and the process of becoming a clinical sociologist.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Evaluation - Familie - Violence - ethics - social change - social policy - sociology

Related subjects » Criminology & Criminal Justice - Education & Language - Public Health - Social Sciences

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Part I: The Field of Clinical Sociology. 1. Theory, Practice, and Sociology; H.M. Rebach, J.G. Bruhn. 2. Intervention in Clinical Sociology; H.M. Rebach. 3. Communication and Relationships with Clients; H.M. Rebach. 4. Ethics and Sociological Practice; J.M. Iutcovich, S. Hoppe. 5. The Effects of Social Change on Clinical Practice; N. Church. Part II: Levels of Intervention. 6. Work with Individuals; B.C. Johnson. 7. Work with Families; A. Coleman. 8. Group Work; L.R. Bishop. 9. Sociological Work in Communities; M.C. Sengstock. 10. Intervention in Formal Organizations: Lessons from Interventions in Public Schools; B. Saunders. Part III: Tools of Practice. 11. Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; H.M. Rebach. 12. Evaluation; R. Koppel. 13. Social Policy Work; M. Morton. 14. Prevention Programming; J.G. Bruhn. Part IV: Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems. 15. Health Care Equity; B.L. Lewis, F.D. Parent. 16. Domestic Violence; B. Sims. 17. Racism and Diversity in U.S. Society: Issues of Clinical Sociologists; D.L. Pina. 18. Poverty, Social Welfare, and Public Policy; A. Coleman, H.M. Rebach. Part V: In Closing. 19. On Becoming a Clinical Sociologist; J.G. Bruhn. Exhibit A: How I Became a Clinical Sociologist; J.F. Glass. Exhibit B: How I Became a Clinical Sociologist; S. Brabant. Exhibit C: How I Became a Clinical Sociologist; B.C. Johnson. Index.

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