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International Clinical Sociology

  • Jan Marie Fritz


  • The first volume to discuss clinical sociology on a global level

  • These international case studies are from leaders in the field

  • Is appropriate to be used in graduate level courses around the world


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Selected Regional Histories

    1. Jan Marie Fritz
      Pages 1-6
    2. Jan Marie Fritz
      Pages 7-18
    3. Yuji Noguchi
      Pages 72-81
  3. Clinical Sociology Applications

    1. Sarah Callaway Brabant
      Pages 97-114
    2. Anastasia-Valentine Rigas, Andriani Papadaki
      Pages 115-134
    3. Giuseppe Gargano
      Pages 153-169
    4. Jacques Van Bockstaele, Maria Van Bockstaele, Jacques Malbos, Martine Godard-Plasman, Nathalie Van Bockstaele-Theilhaber
      Pages 170-187
    5. Elvia Taracena
      Pages 228-243
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 286-300

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Marie Fritz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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