A socioemotional framework for conducting clinical sociology is introduced. Case studies are presented as examples of two essential clinical sociological processes: socioemotional understanding and recreation. Special emphasis is placed upon the role that specific and general sociocultural contexts have upon the emotional profiles of individuals and society as a whole. Discussed is how clinical sociologists are especially skilled at facilitating individuals developing responsible emotionality and emotional responsibility as they singly and jointly explore, reflect upon, understand, and choose to recreate particular self and other destructive emotional patterns and processes as well as the sociocultural contexts that contribute to those patterns and processes.
Johnson, Beverley Cuthbertson
"Socioemotional Understanding and Recreation,"
Clinical Sociology Review:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol14/iss1/6