Discovering Clinical Sociology

  • John F. Glass
Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Abstract

The 1976 roundtable, entitled “Clinical Sociology: A New Profession?” which I organized at the American Sociological Association meetings, and which led to the founding of the Clinical Sociology Association (CSA) two years later, was the direct culmination of my interest in and involvement with humanistic psychology and sociology, educational innovation, and applied behavioral science. This followed four years of being the only sociologist on the faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. While coordinating a series of courses under the rubric of “Culture and Society” and teaching psychology graduate students how to do community and organizational consulting, I thought about the absurdity that we were not training sociologists to do the same. Why couldn’t sociology be both an academic discipline and a practicing profession analogous to the academic and clinical branches in psychology (Glass, 1979)?

Keywords

Editing Dunham Lewin Culmination 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bugenthal, J. F. T. (1967). Challenges of humanistic psychology. New York: McGraw—Hill.Google Scholar
  2. Dunham, H. W. (1972). Clinical sociology: Its nature and function. Paper presented at the ASA Meetings, New Orleans; edited version reprinted in Clinical Sociology Review,1, 23–33.Google Scholar
  3. Glass, J. (1979). Renewing an old profession: Clinical sociology. American Behavioral Scientist, 22(4), 513–529.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Glass, J. F. (1970). Toward a humanistic sociology. Association for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter, 6(4), 1–2.Google Scholar
  5. Glass, J. F. (1973). The presentation of self and the encounter culture: Notes on the sociology of T-groups. Small Group Behavior, 4(4), 449–457.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Glass, J. F., & Frankiel, H. H. (1968). The influence of subjects on the researcher: A problem in observing social interaction. Pacific Sociology Review, 11(2), 75–80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Glass, J. & Glass, J. (1981). Humanistic education: A tale of two professors. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 21(2), 71–77.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Glass, J. F., & Staude, J. R. (Eds.). (1972). Humanistic society: Today’s challenge to sociology. Santa Monica, CA: Goodyear.Google Scholar
  9. Wirth, L. (1931). Clinical sociology. American Journal of Sociology, 37, 49–66. Reprinted in Clinical Sociology Review, 1, 7–22, 1982.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Glass
    • 1
  1. 1.Studio CityUSA

Personalised recommendations