© 2001

Handbook of Clinical Sociology

  • Howard M. Rebach
  • John G. Bruhn

Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Field of Clinical Sociology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Howard M. Rebach, John G. Bruhn
      Pages 3-14
    3. Howard M. Rebach
      Pages 15-35
    4. Howard M. Rebach
      Pages 37-51
    5. Joyce Miller Iutcovich, Sue Hoppe
      Pages 53-74
  3. Levels of Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-90
    2. Beverley Cuthbertson Johnson
      Pages 91-111
    3. Antoinette Coleman
      Pages 113-132
    4. L. Jay Bishop
      Pages 133-150
    5. Mary C. Sengstock
      Pages 151-168
    6. Bruce Saunders
      Pages 169-194
  4. Tools of Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Howard M. Rebach
      Pages 197-224
    3. Ross Koppel
      Pages 225-250
    4. Mildred A. Morton
      Pages 251-266
    5. John G. Bruhn
      Pages 267-290
  5. Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Bonnie L. Lewis, F. Dale Parent
      Pages 293-311

About this book


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.


Evaluation Familie Violence ethics social change social policy sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard M. Rebach
    • 1
  • John G. Bruhn
    • 2
  1. 1.Eastern ShoreUniversity of MarylandPrincess AnneUSA
  2. 2.New Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

Bibliographic information


about the first edition:
`This handbook is long overdue. It is a book which will assist those involved with clinical practice (read: problem solving) as well as those in academia who are interested in gaining a better understanding of a rapidly emerging discipline. ...well organized. It certainly meets the goals of providing the reader with an overview of the field and a detailed discussion of the hands-on work that sociologists are currently performing. This is the kind of book that college professors who teach courses on clinical sociology, sociological practice, social change, social intervention strategies, socioliogy of work, and related themes will find extremely useful.'
Clinical Sociology Review, 10
` accurate reflection of the current state of clinical sociology. ...does address a number of important issues for clinically oriented practitioners, such as assessment, intervention, communication techniques, and ethical issues. ...could be used effectively as a text in an upper-level undergraduate or introductory graduate course in clinical or applied sociology.'
Contemporary Sociology