Clinical sociologists can play an important role in understanding and treating psychiatric disorders They can provide insight into the linguistic and emotional processes that form social psychological pathways to disorders; they can illuminate the sociocultural contexts from which certain disorders emerge and on which they have an impact; and they can facilitate individual and social change A permanent place for clinical sociology in the therapeutic community of a psychiatric facility will not be created, however, without the interdisciplinary adoption of a unifying conceptual framework in which biological, psychological, and sociological factors are defined as of potentially equal importance in the development of psychiatric disorders.
Cuthbertson, Beverly Ann
"The Therapeutic Community in a Psychiatric Facility: Does Clinical Sociology Have a Place?,"
Clinical Sociology Review: Vol. 7
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol7/iss1/15