Clinical sociology has occupied a noteworthy place in several French-speaking societies. Clinical sociology, socioanalysis, action research, and psychosociology—four prominent signifiers of this field—are found in the French-language literature and practice. In this paper their historically changing meanings are reviewed with examples from France and Quebec. The strengths and weaknesses of this literature and practice are discussed. Finally, French, Quebec, and American clinical sociologies are compared and contrasted.
Gurdin, J. Barry
"Clinical Sociology in France and Quebec: A Primer and Commentary, Part I,"
Clinical Sociology Review: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol4/iss1/8