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International Clinical Sociology

Marie Fritz, Jan (Ed.)

2008, VIII, 304 p.

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  • Winner of a distinguished book award
  • This is the first volume to discuss clinical sociology on a global level
  • Features international case studies from leaders in the field
  • Ideal for use in graduate level courses around the world

International Clinical Sociology
Edited by  Jan Marie Fritz, College of Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

International Clinical Sociology showcases the art and science of clinical sociologists from around the world. Clinical sociology is a creative, humanistic, and multidisciplinary specialization that seeks to improve life situations for individuals and collectivities. Clinical sociologists work with client systems to assess situations and avoid, reduce, or eliminate problems through a combination of analysis and intervention.

International Clinical Sociology is the first volume to present basic clinical sociology diagrams and models in addition to detailed histories of clinical sociology in the United States, Quebec, France and Japan. A range of interventions are discussed in light of a region’s economic, social, political, and/or disciplinary history. Among the topics that are covered: mediation, environmental justice activities in Brazil, focus groups for international clients, bereavement, conflict prevention work in Malaysia, movement building in the United States, a therapeutic house for adults that is under the care of the Italian Association of Clinical Sociologists, mental health challenges in China and street children in Mexico.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » AIDS - Rehabilitation - Sociological Practice - applied sociology - community development - cultural competency - organizational development - quality of life - rights-based intervention - social intervention - social work - socioeconomic development

Related subjects » Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Selected Regional Histories.- The Basics: From Concepts to Models.- The History of Clinical Sociology in the United States.- Clinical Sociology in Québec: When Europe Meets America.- On the Origins of Clinical Sociology in France: Some Milestones.- Clinical Sociology in Japan.- Clinical Sociology Applications.- Clinical Sociological Contributions to the Field of Mediation.- Clinical Sociology and Bereavement.- Psychosocial Interventions and the Rehabilitation of Drug Users in Greece.- The Patient’s Personal Experience of Schizophrenia in China: A Clinical Sociology Approach to Mental Health.- Art and Science in Italian Clinical Sociology.- Socioanalysis and Clinical Intervention.- Focus Groups in the Context of International Development: In Pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals.- Clinical Sociology and Community Mediation: Training Grassroots Leaders in Multiethnic Malaysian Communities.- Mexico’s Street Children.- Building Environmental Justice in Brazil: A Preliminary Discussion of Environmental Racism.- Globalization and Community Organizing: Building Today’s Local-Global Movement in the United States.

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