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Alinsky, S. (1934). A sociological technique in clinical criminology. Proceedings of the sixty- fourth annual congress of the American Prison Association, (pp. 167–178). New York: American Prison Association.
Alsawalqa, R.O. & Al Hosani, M.I. (2019). Social phobia from social theorizing to remedies: A clinical sociological study. Journal of the University of Sharjah. 16(2), 112-138. (In Arabic)
Araujo, A.M. (2011). Sociología Clínica, una epistemologia para la accion. Montevideo, Uruguay: Psicolibros universitario. (In Spanish)
Araújo, A.M. (Ed). (2019). Sociologia Clinica desde el Sur: Teoria, Praxis. Montevideo, Uruguay: Psicolibros universitario. (In Spanish)
Araujo, A.M. & Yzaguirre Garcia, F. (Eds.) (2021). Sociología Clínica: Reflexiones e investigaciones hoy. Sapere Aude. (In Spanish)
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology. Offers certification for clinical sociologists.
Battisti, F.M. & Tosi, M. (Eds) (1995), Sociologia Clinica e sistemi sociosanitari: dalle premesse epistemologiche allo studio di casi e interventi [Clinical Sociology and Social-health Systems: from Epistemological Premises to the Study of Cases and Interventions], Milano: FrancoAngeli. (In Italian)
Benvenuti, L. (2017), Lezioni di Socioterapia [Lessons of Socio-Therapy], Ancona: StreetLib. (In Italian)
Blane, D. (1993). Clinical sociology: What it might be. In M. Cross and G. Payne (Eds.) Sociology in action: Applications and opportunities for the 1990s. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Bouilloud, J. (1997). Epistemological aspects of clinical sociology. International Sociology, 12(2), 205-216.
Bruhn, J. G., & Rebach, H. M. (1996). Clinical sociology: An agenda for action. New York: Springer.
Clark, E. J., Fritz, J. M., & Rieker, P. P. (Eds.) (1990). Clinical sociological perspectives on illness and loss: The linkage of theory and practice. Philadelphia, PA: Charles Press
Clinical Sociology Review (1982-1998). Journal of the Clinical Sociology Association. All issues available from
Clinical Sociology Review (2022- ) Journal of the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Sociology and the Clinical Sociology division (RC46) of the International Sociological Association. Available from (In English, French and Spanish)
Commission on the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS). Provides standards by which quality academic undergraduate and graduate programs in clinical sociology can be developed and accredited.
Corsale, M. (2008). La sociologie clinique comme science regoureuse et comme pratique sociale. International Review of Sociology, 18(3), 487-495. (In French).
Corsale, M. (2014). Il sociologo clinico nell’ambito del sistema dei servizi [The Clinical Sociologist within the System of Public and Social Services], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n. 6, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Corsale, M. (ed.) (2010), Sociologia clinica e terapia sociale [Clinical Sociology and Social Therapy], Milano: FrancoAngeli (In Italian)
Eistner, A., & Hildenbrand, B. (2009). Psychiatrische soziologie als klinische soziologie-Ein beitrag zur Professionalisierung in psychiatrischen handlungsfeldern. [Psychiatric sociology as clinical sociology: A contribution to professionalization in psychiatric areas of activity]. Psychotherapie und Sozialwissenschaft: Zeitschrift far Qualitative Forschung und klinische Praxis, 11(2), 99-126. (In German)
Enriquez, E. (1992). Remarques terminales vers une sociologie clinique d’inspiration psychanalytique [Final remarks toward a clinical sociology with psychoanalytic inspiration]. L’organisation en analyse. Fevrier. Paris: P.U.F. (In French).
Enriquez, E. (1997). L’approche clinique: genèse et développement en France et en Europe de l’Ouest [The clinical approach: genesis and development in France and in Western Europe]. International Sociology, 12, 151–164. (In French)
Enriquez, E., Houle, G., Rhéaume, J., & Sévigny, R. (1993). L’analyse clinique dans les sciences humaines [Clinical Analysis in the Human Sciences]. Montreal: Éditions Saint-Martin. (In French)
Érès (publisher in French). Sociologie clinique. Liste des publications:
Erkan, Ü. (2022). Sosyolojik Bir Disiplin Olarak Klinik Sosyoloji (Clinical Sociology as a Sociological Discipline). Imgelem (Imagination). September. (In Turkish)
Fatayer, J. (2008). Addiction types: A clinical sociology perspective. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 2(1), 88-93.
Fleischer, M. & Winston, N. (2018) Entry on “Accreditation” for Dictionnaire de sociologie clinique Journal of applied social science. 12(1), 12–16.
Fortier, I., Hamisultane, S., Ruelland, I., Rhéaume, J., & Beghdadi, S. (2018). Clinique en sciences sociales: Sens et pratiques alternatives. Quebec: Les presses de l’Université du Quebec.
Fritz, J. M. (1985). The clinical sociology handbook. New York: Garland.
Fritz, J. M. (1991). The emergence of American clinical sociology. In H. Rebach and J. Bruhn (Eds.), Handbook of clinical sociology (pp. 17–32). New York: Plenum.
Fritz, J. M. (2005). The scholar-practitioners: The development of clinical sociology in the U.S. In A.J. Blasi (Ed.), Diverse histories of American sociology (pp. 40–56). Leiden and Boston: Brill.
Fritz, J. M. (Ed.). (2006). The clinical sociology resource book (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center and the Clinical Sociology Division (RC46) of the International Sociological Association.
Fritz, J.M. (2010). La Sociologia Clinica è una sociologia pratica: Un’introduzione (An Introduction to Clinical Sociology,” On the Sociologia Clinica webpage (Italy); translated by Gianluca Piscitelli. Retrieved from on May 17, 2020.
Fritz, J. M. (2011). Addressing environmental racism: A clinical sociological perspective. SOCIOIIPOCTIP: The Interdisciplinary Collection of Scientific Works on Sociology and Social Work, 1(2), 65-75 (Journal based in Ukraine)
Fritz, J. M. (2012a). The importance of creativity in clinical sociology. In A.V. Rigas (Ed.) Creativity: Psychology of art and literature in social clinical perspectives (pp. 19-30). Athens: Publications Gutenberg.
Fritz, J.M. (2012b). Including sociological practice: A global perspective and the U.S. case. In D. Kalekin-Fishman & A. Denis (Eds.) The shape of sociology for the twenty-first century: Tradition and renewal. London: Sage.
Fritz, J. M. (2012c). Practicing sociology: Clinical sociology and human rights. In D. Brunsma, K. Smith, & B. Gran. (Eds.) Handbook of sociology and human rights. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.
Fritz, J.M. (2017). Clinical sociology. In K. Korgen (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of sociology (pp. 339-347). New York: Cambridge.
Fritz, J.M., (2019), Principi fondamentali dell’Intervento comunitario (con una presentazione di Marco Omizzolo) [Original version: “Essentials of Community Intervention” in Fritz J.M., Rheaume J (Eds) (2014) Community intervention. Clinical sociology perspectives, Springer. Translated by Gianluca Piscitelli], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n. 19, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Fritz, J.M. (2022). Clinical sociology: The importance of rights-based intervention In J. Zajda & Y. Vissing (Eds.) Globalization, ideology and human rights. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Fritz, J. M. (Ed.) (2006). The clinical sociology resource book (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center and the Clinical Sociology Division (RC46) of the International Sociological Association.
Fritz, J. M. (Ed.) (2008). International clinical sociology. New York: Springer.
Fritz, J.M. (Ed.) (2014). Moving toward a just peace: The mediation continuum. Dordrecht/Heidelberg/New York/London: Springer.
Fritz, J.M. (Ed.) (2021). International clinical sociology. Second edition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Fritz, J.M., & Rhéaume, J. (Eds.) (2014). Community intervention: Clinical sociology perspectives. Dordrecht/Heidelbert/New York/London: Springer.
Fritz, J.M., & Rhéaume, J. (Eds.) (2022). Community intervention: Clinical sociology perspectives. Second edition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Gaulejac, V. de, & Roy, S. (Eds.). (1993). Sociologie clinique [Clinical Sociology]. Paris: Desclée de Brouwer. (In French)
Gaulejac, V. de, Hanique, F., & Roche, P. (Eds.) (2007). La sociologie clinique: enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques. Ramonville Saint-Agne: ERES. (In French)
Gaulejac, V. de, Giust-Desprairies, F., & Massa, A. (Eds.) (2013). La recherché Clinique en sciences Sociales. Toulouse: ÉRÈS. (In French)
Gaulejac, V. de & Coquelle, C. (Eds.) 2017. La part du social en nous: Sociologie Clinique et psychotherapie. ERES. (In French)
Gaulejac, V. de & Yzaguirre, F. (2018). Sociologia clinica y emancipacion del sujeto. in Alvaro Estramiana, J.L. (coord.) La interaccion social (pp. 251-270). Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas. (In Spanish)
Giorgino, E. (1998). Per un ridefinizione del lavoro professionale in sociologia [For a Redefinition of Professional Work in Sociology]. Sociologia e Professione, 29, 8–23. (In Italian)
Giorgino, V.M.B. (2018a), La Sociologia clinica. Il campo e le sementi [Clinical Sociology. The field and seeds], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n. 14, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Giorgino, V.M.B. (2018b), La fecondazione incrociata tra sapere contemplativo e pratica sociologica [The cross fertilization between contemplative knowledge and sociological practice], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n. 15, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian) 
Girard-Nunes, C. & Silva, P. (2018). A sociologia clinica no Brasil (Clinical Sociology in Brazil). Revista Brasileria de Sociologia. (In Portuguese)
Glass, J. (1979). Reviewing an old profession: Clinical sociology. American Behavioral Scientist. 22:513-29.
Glassner, B., & Freedman, J. A. (1979). Clinical sociology. New York: Longman.
Gordon, J. (1989). Notes on the history of clinical sociology at Yale. Clinical Sociology Review, 8, 42-51.
Hall, C. M. (2006). Narrative as vital methodology in clinical sociology. Journal of Applied Sociology, 23(1). 54-67.
Hildenbrand, B. (2018a). Klinische soziologie. In Olbrecht, H., Seltrecht, A. (Eds). Medizinische Soziologie trifft Medizinische Padagogik:Gesundheit und Gesellschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. (In German).
Hildenbrand, B. (2018b). Klinische Soziologie:Ein Ansatz fur absurd Helden und Helden des Absurden.(Clinical sociology: A concept for absurd heroes and for heroes of the absurd). Wiesbaden: Springer VS-Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften (In German).
Kashikuma, K. (1985). Hikou no rinsho-skakaigaku [Clinical sociology of juvenile delinquency]. Tokyo: Kakiuchi-Shupan (In Japanese)
Kato, M. (1954). Rinsho-shakaigaku josetu [An introduction to clinical sociology].Tokyo: Chudai-Shupansha. (In Japanese)
Lee, A. M. (1944). Sociology, clinical. In H.P. Fairchild (Ed.), Dictionary of sociology (p. 303). New York: Philosophical Library.
Lehnerer, M. (2003). Careers in clinical sociology. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. Translated into Italian in 2018 as Professione Sociologo Clinico. La passione singe all’azione.
Lehnerer, M., & Perlstadt, H. (2018). Building a community of sociological practice: Certifying practitioners and accrediting programs. Journal of Applied Social Science, 12(1), 17-24.
L’Harmattan (Publisher in French). Collection Clinique et Changement Social. Présentation de la collection: Liste des publications:
Luison, L. (Ed.) (1998). Introduzione alla Sociologia Clinica: Teorie, Metodi e Tecniche di Intervento [Introduction to clinical sociology: Theory, methods, and intervention techniques]. Milano: FrancoAngeli. (In Italian)
Luison, L. (2006.) La mediazione come strumento di intervento sociale [Mediation as a tool for social intervention], Milano: FrancoAngeli. (In Italian)
Luison, L., Minardi, E., & Piscitelli, G. (2008). SC come Sociologia clinica. Percorsi di sviluppo della Professione sociologica [Clinical sociology. Paths of development in the sociology profession]. Teramo, Italy: Il Piccolo Libro. (In Italian)
Mercier, L.& Rhéaume, J. (Eds) (2007). Récits de vie et sociologie clinique. Québec : Les Presses de l’Université Laval. (In French)
Minardi, E., (2018.) Sociologia Clinica: come si ripresentano i dilemmi della sociologia [Clinical sociology: how sociology’s dilemmas recur], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n.12, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book (In Italian)
Minardi, E., (2019a.) La costruzione dell’intervento sociale [The Construction of Social Intervention], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n.16, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Minardi, E., (2019b.) Sociologia accademica e sociologia professionale [Academic Sociology and Professional Sociology], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n.17, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Missae Takeuti, N., & Niewiadomsky, C. (Eds.) (2009). Reinvinçôes do Sujeito Social. Teorias e Prâticas biogrâficas. [Reinvention of the social subject: Biographical theories and practices] UFRN. Sulina: Porto Alegre, Brazil (In Portuguese)
Nodo Sur- América Latina – RISC.
Noguchi, Y., & Ohmura, E. (Eds.). (2001). Rinshou-Shakaigaku no Jissen [The practice and experience of clinical sociology]. Tokyo: Yuhikaku Publishing. (In Japanese)
Ohmura, E. (Ed.). (2000). Rinshou-Shakaigaku wo Manabu Hito no Tameni [For the people studying clinical sociology]. Kyoto: Sekaishisousha. (In Japanese)
Ohmura, E., & Noguchi, Y. (Eds.) (2000). Rinshou-Shakaigaku no Susume [Introduction to clinical sociology]. Tokyo: Yuhikaku Publishing. (In Japanese)
Opalić, P. (2007). Klinićki sociology u psihijatriji – profesionalni most izmedu psihijatrije i sociologije. Sociologija/Sociology: Journal of Sociology, Social Psychology & Social Anthropology, 49(2), 117-126. (In Serbian).
Patuelli, P. (2019.) Il rovescio del sociale. Appunti per una clinica sociologica [The backhand of the social. notes for a sociological clinic], OnTheRoad, n.3, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Piscitelli, G. (2010). La cooperazione consapevole. Un modello di intervento sociologico a sostegno delle organizzazioni e dei protagonisi della societa civile [Aware cooperation. A sociological model of intervention in support of civil society actors]. Rome, Italy: ARACANE EDITRICE. (In Italian)
Piscitelli, G. (2013). Il valore dell’esperienza per lo sviluppo della professione sociologica [The value of the ‘experience’ for the development of the sociological profession], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n.4, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In Italian)
Piscitelli, G. (2018a). Awareness, Creative Adaptation and Growth. Clinical Sociology for Innovation, Change and Well-being, QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n.13, Roma-Faenza: Homeless Book. (In English)
Piscitelli, G. (2018b). Translation (English to Italian) and introductory essay for “Professione Sociologo Clinico. La passione singe all’azione” by Melodye Lehnerer. (In Italian)
Piscitelli, G. (2020). Bullismo e altre espressioni di violenza giovanile: riflessioni a sostegno della teoria e della pratica professionale sociologiche (con uno scritto di Randall Collins) [Bullying and other expressions of youth violence: reflections in support of the theory and professional practice of sociology (with a text by Randall Collins)], QSC-Quaderni di Sociologia Clinica, n.22, RomaFaenza: Homeless Book (in Italian)
Piscitelli, G. & Minardi, E. (2019). Breve storia della sociologia clinica in Italia. Elementi per la ricostruzione di un percorso umano, sociale e intellettuale [A brief history of clinical sociology in Italy. Elements for the reconstruction of a human, social and intellectual path], (In Italian)
RC46 Clinical Sociology of the International Sociological Association. and
Rebach, H.M., & Bruhn, J.G. (1991). Handbook of clinical sociology. New York: Plenum.
Réseau International de Sociologie Clinique (RISC).
Rhéaume, J. (1997). The project of clinical sociology in Quebec. International Sociology, 12, 165–174.
Rhéaume, J. (2009a). Relato de vida Coletivo e Empoderamento. In N. M. Takeuti & C. Niewiadomski (Eds.) Reinvençoes do sujeito social: Teorias e praticas biographicas (pp. 166-190). Porto Alegre, Brasil: Salina. (In Portuguese)
Rhéaume, J. (2009b). La sociologie clinique comme pratique de recherché en institution. Le cas d’un Centre de santé et services sociaux. [Clinical sociology as a research practice in institutions. The case of a center of health and social service.] Sociologie & Sociétés, 41(1), 195-215.
Rhéaume, J. (2010a). L’expérience de la recherche au CSSS De la Montagne. La perspective de la sociologie clinique. Cahiers de l’équipe METISS du Centre de recherche et de formation, CSSS De la Montagne, 5(1), 19-36 (In French).
Rhéaume, J. (2010b). L’action communautaire d’inspiration nord-américaine. In I. Sainsaulieu, M. Salzbrunn & L. Amiotte-Suchet (Eds.) Faire communauté en société (pp. 171-182). Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes. (In French).
Rhéaume, J. (2011). Dimensiones epistemologicas de las relaciones entre teoria y practica. In Araujo, A.M (Ed.) Sociologia clinica: Una epistemologia para la accion (pp. 57-66). Montevideo: Psicolibros (In Spanish)
Rhéaume, J. (2012). Sociologia Clinica del Trabajo: De la Psiquis a lo Social. In Revista electronica Dialogos de la Comunicaciòn, No 83, Tema: Discurso, Interraciòn y Gobernanza: Pensar la Organizaciòn desde la comunicaciòn, 24 p. (In Spanish)
Rigas, A.V., & Zygouris, N.H. (Eds.) (2017). Psychosocial, clinical and neuropsychological interventions in individuals and groups with special abilities. Athens: Gutenberg.
Rocha, Z. (2022). Clinical sociology and mixedness: Towards applying critical mixed race theory in everyday life. Genealogy. 6, 32.
Rubio y Gali, F. (1899). Clinica social. Revista Ibero-americana de Ciencias Medicas, 2(3-4), 50-78. (Stiembre, Dicembre).
Sand, H. P. (2013). Clinical sociology and moral hegemony. Advances in Applied Sociology, 3(7), 253-257. Published online November 2013 in SciRes.
Sapere Aude (Publisher in Spanish). Sociología clínica. Liste des publications:
Seedat-Kahn, M. & Ehiane, S. (2021). Editorial: Clinical sociology models: Interventions and Analysis in Africa. Alternation. Special edition about clinical sociology. 37.
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Sévigny, R., Weng Y., Yang, Z., Loignon, C., & Wang, J. (2010). Jingshenbingxue kangfu: youguan lingchuang shehuixue de tansuo [Psychiatric rehabilitation: a clinical sociology approach]. In W. Yongzen, R. P. Liberman, & X. Yingqing (Eds.), Jingshenfenliezhen Kangfu Caozuo Shouce [A handbook of rehabilitation for patients with schizophrenia]. Beijing: People’s Medical Publishing House. (In Chinese)
Sévigny, R., Sheying, C., & Chen, E. Y. (2010). Explanatory models of illness and psychiatric rehabilitation: A clinical sociology approach. Qualitative Sociology Review, 6(3), 63-80.
Siza, R. (2013). La professione del sociologo tra sviluppo e diffusone della sociologia. [The profession of the sociologist between development and diffusion of sociology.] Journal Sociologia Italiana, January. (In Italian)
Siza, R. (2019). “The Sociologist: a profession without a community”, International Review of Sociology/Revue Internationale de Sociologie, Vol. 29, n.3.
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Sociologie Clinique (CR19) of the Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Franҫaise (AISLF).
Sociologie Clinique (CR16) of the Association Française de Sociologie (AFS)
Spencer, L. (2009). The expanding role of clinical sociology in Australia. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 3(2), 56-62.
Springer (publisher in English). Clinical sociology book series.
Straus, R. A. (2001). Using sociology: An introduction from the applied and clinical perspectives. (3rd ed. updated). New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
Tosi, M., & Battisti, F. (Eds.). (1995). Sociologia Clinica e Sistemi Socio-Sanitari: Dalle Premesse Epistemologiche allo Studio di Casi e Interventi [Clinical sociology and public health systems]. Milano: FrancoAngeli. (In Italian)
Uys, T. (2022). Assisting whistleblowers in advancing social justice in the workplace. In T. Uys Whistleblowing and the sociological imagination. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Uys, T., & Fritz, J.M. (Eds.) (2020) Clinical sociology for Southern Africa. Claremont, Republic of South Africa: Juta and Company Limited.
Van Bockstaele, J., & Van Bockstaele, M. (2004). La socianalyse: Imaginer-coopter [Socioanalysis: imagining and co-opting]. Paris: Edition Economica/Anthropos.
Van Bockstaele, J., Van Bockstaele, M., Barrot, C., & Magny, C. (1963). Travaux de sociologie clinique [Clinical sociology work]. L’Année Sociologique. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. (In French)
Vandevelde-Rougale, A. & Fugier, P. (Eds.) (2019). Dictionnaire de sociologie clinique. Toulouse, France; Eres. (In French)
Vandevelde-Rougale, A. & Fugier, P. (Eds.) (2022). Diccionario de sociología clínica. Translation by M. De Grande. Oviedo: Sapere Aude. (In Spanish)
Vissing, Y., Leitao, S. & Fritz, J.M. (2001). Clinical sociology and its application to the analysis of unaccompanied children. In Vissing, Y, and Leitao S. (Eds.). The rights of unaccompanied minors: Perspectives and case studies on migrant children. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Wan, A. H. (2004). The crowning of sociology: The genesis of clinical sociology. Unpublished manuscript.
Wan, M. and Wan, H. (2020). Clinical sociology: Moving from theory to practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Wirth, L. (1931). Clinical sociology. American Journal of Sociology, 37, 49–66.
Wozniak, Zbigniew. (2014). Socjologia kliniczna - Interwencyjny wariant raktycznych zastosowan socjologii. Ruch Prawniczy, ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny. 76(4), 333-347. (In Polish).
Yzaguirre, F. & Fernandez-Cid, M. (2017). Rubio y Gali y su clinica social de 1899: Precedente de una sociologia clinica. Psychofenia, 20(35-36), 97-114. (In Spanish).
Yzaguirre, F., Cuadrado, S.E. & Salcedo, M.C. (2019). Orientacion vocacional en bachilleres de Barranquilla desde la sociologia clinica y los relators de vide.  In A.M. Araujo (Ed.) Sociologia clinica desde el Sur. Teoria - Praxis (pp. 21-40). Montevideo: Psicolibros Universitario. (In Spanish)