The micro clinical sociologist is better understood as being a social role change agent than as a “counselor”' or a “otherapist.” Many of the personal problems which clients bring to clinicians are the result of dysfunctional social roles. These clients are best helped by "Resocialization," that is, by the alteration or replacement of their failed roles. This can be accomplished by a) reexperiencing the failed roles, b) letting go of them, and c) renegotiating new, more satisfying roles.
Fein, Melvyn L.
"Resocialization: A Neglected Paradigm,"
Clinical Sociology Review:
1, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol6/iss1/14