Research Committees

RC46 Clinical Sociology



Established in 1992

Objectives

The aims of the RC46 are: to advance knowledge in all areas of clinical sociology throughout the world; to provide a common meeting ground for clinical sociologists and others interested in clinical sociological knowledge; to encourage international cooperation in clinical sociology research; to promote training and educational opportunities to further the development of clinical sociology; to develop bonds with other disciplines and other specializations in sociology.

Defining clinical sociology…

Clinical sociology is a creative, humanistic and interdisciplinary specialization that seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives. Clinical sociologists work with client systems to assess situations and avoid, reduce or eliminate problems through a combination of analysis and intervention.

Clinical analysis is the critical assessment of beliefs, policies, or practices, with an interest in improving the situation.

Intervention is based on continuing analysis; it is the creation of new systems as well as the change of existing systems and can include a focus on prevention or promotion (e.g., preventing environmental racism or promoting community sustainability).

Clinical sociologists are employed, for instance, as managers, consultants, organizational development specialists, professors (scholar-practitioners), mediators, policymakers, counsellors and therapists.  Clinical sociologists conduct many kinds of research including needs assessments and evaluations.

Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023

President

Emma PORIO, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, eporio@ateneo.edu (May 2019-2022, extended 2023)
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA (resigned, April 2019)

Vice-Presidents

International Relations

Jacques RHEAUME, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada

Development Sharon Lindhorst EVERHARDT, Troy University, USA 

Programs

Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Secretary-Treasurer

Weizhen DONG, University of Waterloo, Canada, weizhen@uwaterloo.ca

Newsletter Editor Emma PORIO, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, eporio@ateneo.edu

Additional Executive
Board Members

Mariam SEEDAT KHAN, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Member Profiles and Connections)
Melodye Gaye LEHNERER, College of Southern Nevada, USA (Certification and Careers)
Suava ZBIERSKI-SALAMEH, The Haverford Institute of Public Sociology, USA/Poland (Regional Representatives)
Natalia EROKHOVA, RUDN University, Russia (International Relations – Selected Projects)

Presidential Advisory
Board Members

Jan Marie FRITZ  University of Cincinnati,USA, and University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Vincent DE GAULEJAC, Université Paris 7, France
Robert SEVIGNY, Université de Montréal, Canada

Regional Representatives
(2018-2022)

Coordinator: Suava ZBIERSKI-SALAMEH, The Haverford Institute of Public Sociology, USA/Poland
Nagaraju GUNDEMEDA, University of Hyderabad, India
Fernando DE YZAGUIRRE, Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia
Melati Puspa WAN, SEGi University, Malaysia
Isabelle RUELLAND, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
Anastasia RIGAS, Greece
Anna DOMARADZKA, University of Warsaw, Poland
Kathrin BOGNER, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Gianluca PISCITELLI, Editorial Director of I Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, Italy
Anthony KAZIBONI, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Johanna O. ZULUETA, Soka University, Japan
David DU TOIT, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2020-2022, extended 2023)
Agnès VANDEVELDE-ROUGALE, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France (2020-2022, extended 2023)

Program Coordinator for XX ISA World Congress 2023 is:
Tina UYS, tuys@uj.ac.za

Awards

Award Guidelines are available in English and French.

Publications

Clinical Sociology Review (CSR) was the official journal of the Clinical Sociology Association, published in 16 volumes from 1982 to 1998. These past volumes are available at https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/.

The CSR is now being relaunched, beginning with Volume 17, as an open-access journal by the Department of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg and ISA RC46 published by UJ Press at https://journals.uj.ac.za/index.php/csr.

Newsletter

Editor: Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za

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