MEMBERS OF THE RC46 EXECUTIVE BOARD/MEMBERS ACTUELS DU BUREAU

OFFICERS/OFFICIERS (2018-2022)

President: Jan Marie FRITZ (USA)

Vice Presidents: 

International Relations: Jacques RHÉAUME (Canada)
Development: Sharon EVERHARDT (USA)
Programs: Tina UYS (South Africa)

Secretary-Treasurer: Weizhen DONG (Canada)

ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS/ AUTRES MEMBERS DU CONSEIL (2018-2022)

Emma PORIO (Philippines)  [Junior Sociologists – Activities and Outreach]
Mariam SEEDAT KHAN (South Africa)  [Member Profiles and Connections]
Melodye LEHNERER (USA)  [Certification and Careers]
Suava ZBIERSKI-SALAMEH (USA/Poland)  [Regional Representatives]
Natalia EROKHOVA (Russia)  [International Relations – Selected Projects]

PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS/ MEMBRES DU GROUPE AVISEUR À LA PRESIDÉNCE À (2018-2022)

Vincent DE GAULEJAC (France)
Robert SÉVIGNY, (Canada)

RC46 REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES/REPRÉSENTANTS RÉGIONAUX (2018-2020)

Coordinator:  Suava ZBIERSKI-SALAMEH (USA/Poland)

Nagaraju GUNDEMEDA (India) 
Fernando DE YZAGUIRRE (Columbia)
Melati Puspa WAN (Malaysia)
Isabelle RUELLAND (Canada)
Anastasia RIGAS (Greece)
Anna DOMARADZKA (Poland)
Kathrin BOGNER (Germany)
Gianluca PISCITELLI  (Italy)
Anthony KAZIBONI (South Africa)
Johanna ZULETA (Japan)

RC46 Elections in Toronto

Applications for the RC46 Executive Board

RC46 is now accepting applications for Executive Board members.  Board members’ terms are for four years (2018-2022).  Candidates for the Executive Board MUST:

  1. Have been an active participant in one or more RC46 meetings in the past three years (RC46 meetings in Vienna, Johannesburg, Montréal and /or Toronto).
  2. Be willing to attend all or at least most RC46 meetings in the next four years (2018-22).
  3. Have actively fostered clinical sociology at some point or points in the last three years (e.g., solicited new members, published something clearly identified with clinical sociology, promoted clinical sociology, organized a clinical sociology session, gave a presentation about clinical sociology, developed clinical sociology in a city or country, took on a responsibility for RC46)
  4. Be willing to assume a responsibility (leading or assisting) for RC46 during the next four years (e.g., training, newsletter, website development, archives/special collections, membership recruitment, coordination of regional representatives, program coordination, scholarship development, take charge of the RC46 awards process, translate RC documents).
  5. Be willing to update your membership (when needed in the future) to be a member (in good standing) of both the ISA and RC46 through 2022. (The ISA does not allow an RC to apply for certain ISA opportunities if one or more Executive Board members are not in good standing.)

An application consists of a detailed response to each of the five separate topics listed above.  (Make sure your responses are numbered 1 – 5.)  Please also include a CV/Resume.  The application should to sent to Tina Uys – at tuys@uj.ac.za – and must be received no later than June 15.  (Early career sociologists – if they meet the criteria listed above – are encouraged to apply to be an Executive Board member.  If the criteria aren’t met at this time, consider asking to be a Regional Representative.)

The Nominations Committee will review the applications for the board and determine the number of board members.  Current Nominations Committee members can apply to be on the next Executive Board, but no one can vote on her/his own application as part of the nominations process.

The Nominations Committee will select people to run for the executive board based on the individual criteria (mentioned above) and group criteria specified in the statutes (e.g., the number of candidates from any one country, diversity of board membership, at least one or more of the people on the board should not have been on the board the previous four years).  A person not selected as a candidate for board membership may be asked to consider becoming a regional representative.

Candidate profiles will be sent to RC46 members before the meeting in Toronto and will be available at the RC46 business meeting.  RC46 members attending the business meeting will vote on the candidates for the Executive Board.  The board members (2018-2022) will elect the officers from among their group.

Previous presidents and the current president of this RC have all been asked if they would like to be members of the new Executive Board.  A previous or current president must meet the individual criteria specified for board members.  If a former or current president meets the criteria and would like to be on the board, that person is added to the Executive Board without needing to be elected.   We welcome their continuing involvement and expertise.

Please submit your application for the RC46 Executive Board to be received no later than June 15 to tuys@uj.ac.za.  (If you are nominating someone for board membership, please send me the name of the RC46 member you are proposing.  Please send the name to tuys@uj.ac.za.  If you are nominating someone, please do that as soon as possible to allow the nominee enough time to meet the June 15 deadline for receipt of applications.

Nominations for RC46 Awards for Toronto

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2018

AWARD NUMBER 1

Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Sociology honours colleagues whose research and/or practice has significantly contributed to advances within clinical sociology. This award shall be a means of recognizing exceptional merit. The contribution should extend beyond the specialization in which the candidate has primarily worked and its scope should be widely recognized within the international clinical sociological community. The award will normally be presented to scholars at an advanced stage in their careers, with distinguished records of multiple contributions throughout their careers. At the time of nomination and award, the person must be a member in good standing of the ISA and RC46.

No self-nomination

NOMINATIONS. All RC46 members are invited to make nominations for this award. A nomination should include the candidate’s curriculum vitae, a nomination letter outlining the person’s contributions to clinical sociology, sample publications as well as three letters of support, which attest to the breadth of recognition within the research and practice community of these contributions. The person submitting the nomination should submit all material and letters as a package.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SHOULD BE SENT AS A PACKAGE TO THE CHAIR AS WELL AS TO THE TWO MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE:

Tina Uys, chair tuys@uj.ac.za
Robert Sévigny, member robert.sevigny@umontreal.ca
Weizhen Dong, member weizhen@uwaterloo.ca

AWARD NUMBER 2

Award for an Outstanding Early Career in Clinical Sociology honours junior scholars (a person finishing her/his PhD or within 8 years – from the deadline for nominations – of receiving the PhD degree) who have shown outstanding commitment to clinical sociology and whose research has contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline. The body of work may include theoretical and/or methodological contributions. At the time of nomination and award, the nominee must be a student member or full member in good standing of the ISA and RC46.

No self-nomination

NOMINATIONS. All RC46 members are invited to make nominations for this award. Nominations must include a letter of nomination, a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, relevant writing/publications and letters in support of the nomination. The most compelling applications will have three to five letters from a variety of individuals able to speak to the qualifications in clinical sociology and the impact of the work of the nominee. The person making the nomination should obtain all the material and letters and forward them to the committee, with the nominee’s curriculum vitae, as a package.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR THE OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER AWARD SHOULD BE SENT AS A PACKAGE TO THE CHAIR AS WELL AS TO THE TWO MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE

Emma Porio, chair eporio@ateneo.edu
Vincent de Gaulejac, member, v.gaulejac@wanadoo.fr
Mariam Seedat Khan, member, seedatm@ukzn.ac.za

AWARD NUMBER 3

Distinguished Scholarly Book Award honours a recent book in the field of clinical sociology. The book should have been published within the last four years (from the deadline for nominations). A single author/editor or the lead author/editor must be a member in good standing of the ISA and RC46 at the time of nomination and award.

Self-nomination allowed

NOMINATIONS AND SELF-NOMINATIONS. All RC46 members are invited to make nominations for this award. The nomination or self-nomination file must include a letter of nomination or self-nomination, a copy of the RC46 nominee’s vitae, a copy of the book for each committee member, two letters of support and any relevant additional material (e.g., book review, document citing the importance of the work for a policy decision). A copy of the complete file must be sent to each member of the awards committee including the chair. A single author/editor or the lead author/editor must be a member in good standing of the ISA and RC46 at the time of nomination and award. Only RC46 members are permitted to make nominations.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR THE DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARD SHOULD BE SENT AS A PACKAGE (the book also may be sent separately) TO THE CHAIR AS WELL AS TO THE TWO MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE:

PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAIR FOR THE ADDRESS WHERE A COPY OF THE BOOK SHOULD BE SENT TO
Jacques Rhéaume, Chair, rheaume.jacques@uqam.ca
Rosemary Barberet, Member, rbarberet@jjay.cuny.edu
Jan Marie Fritz, Member, jan.fritz@uc.edu

AWARD NUMBER 4

Award for Outstanding Scholarship honours recent contributions – in the form of a journal article, book chapter or research report – to the field of clinical sociology. The publication or report should have been issued within the last four years (from the deadline for nominations).

Self-nomination allowed

NOMINATIONS AND SELF-NOMINATIONS. All RC46 members are invited to make nominations for this award. – including a letter of nomination or self-nomination, the curriculum vitae of the RC46 member being nominated, the publication or report and two letters of support – must be electronically submitted as a package to the chair of the awards committee. A single author or the lead co-author must be a member of the ISA and RC46 at the time of nomination and award. Only RC46 members are permitted to make nominations.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR THE OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD SHOULD BE SENT AS A PACKAGE TO THE CHAIR AS WELL
AS TO THE TWO MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE:
Melody Lehnerer, Chair, melodye.lehnerer@csn.edu
Jacques Rhéaume, Member, rheaume.jacques@uqam.ca
Rosemary Barberet, member, rbarberet@jjay.cuny.edu

AWARD NUMBER 5

Award for Distinguished Service honours recent service contributions to ISA Research Committee 46 and the field of clinical sociology. The contributions should have been made within the last three years (based on the deadline for submission for the award).

No self-nomination

NOMINATIONS. All RC46 members are invited to make nominations for this award. The nomination should include a letter of nomination emphasizing the service contributions, a curriculum vitae for the RC46 member who is being nominated and at least three letters of support. The nomination file must be submitted electronically as a package and should be sent to each member of the awards committee including the chair. The nominee must be a member of the ISA and RC46 at the time of nomination and award. Only RC46 members are permitted to make nominations.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD SHOULD BE SENT AS A PACKAGE TO THE CHAIR AS WELL AS TO THE TWO MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE:
Mariam Seedat Khan, Chair, seedatm@ukzn.ac.za
Jan Marie Fritz, Member, jan.fritz@uc.edu
Emma Porio, Member, eporio@ateneo.edu

RC46 Third ISA Forum of Sociology: July 10-14, 2016 Vienna, Austria

The Third ISA Forum will be convened in Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016 on the theme “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World.” This theme encourages a forward- orientation in empirical, theoretical, and normative research to tackle the problems and opportunities that often cut across borders.

Abstracts are invited to any of the following sessions hosted by RC46:

  • Clinical Sociology and Community Intervention
  • Clinical Sociology and Social Change
  • Clinical Sociology, Cultural Diversity and Immigration
  • Clinical Sociology, Health and Social Policy
  •  Clinical Sociology: Creating a Better World in the Workplace
  • Courses, Programmes, Certification and Accreditation in Clinical Sociology
  • Early Career Clinical Sociologists
  •  Epistemology, Theories, Research Methods and/or Research Ethics in Clinical Sociology
  •  International Policymaking and Clinical Sociology
  • Livelihood Vulnerability in Cities: Interrogating the Intersections of Culture, DisasterRisk and Power
  •  Service Learning Strategies: Connecting Students to Global Issues

Call for Abstracts: 14 April 2015 – 30 September 2015 24:00 GMT

Anyone interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract on-line to a chosen session of RC 46:https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/webprogrampreliminary/Symposium296.html

The abstract (300 words) must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

Program Coordinator:
Mariam SEEDAT KHAN, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, seedatm@ukzn.ac.za

Program Co-Coordinator:
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, tuys@uj.ac.za

RC46 Mourns the Loss of Maria van Bockstaele

The members of RC46 are very grateful to Martine Plasman (a colleague and friend of van Bockstaeles) and Nathalie van Bockstaele (Maria and Jacques van Bockstaele’s daughter) for sending us the following tribute:

Maria Van Bockstaele died on May 30th 2014, in Paris, in her 87th year, 2 years after her husband Jacques Van Bockstaele. Together they founded the centre de Socianalyse. They were both members of the RC 46.

Maria studied psychology at the Sorbonne and was part of the “laboratoire de psychologie sociale”, directed, at the time, by the French psychoanalyst Daniel Lagache. She was introduced to the group analysis approach, as developed at the University of Ann Harbor Michigan.

Jacques, after studies in history, law and cinéma, joined the centre d’études sociologiques (founded just after WWII by A. Gurvitch, to promote French research in social sciences, upon returning from exile in New-York, where he had been associated with the « New School for Social Research »). There, he performed classical surveys, and took part in a cross–cultural research project lead by Stanley Schachter, on the effect of threat on intra-inter -group relations, in seven European countries. It combined surveys with an experimental approach. Jacques thus became familiar with the American literature in sociology and social psychology, and eventually developed his own experimental design.

With their combined experiences, on intergroup–intragroup relations and group analysis, Jacques and Maria decided to build an analytic approach of intervention, which at the time was inconceivable within the French academia. In 1957, they founded their own private research center they called “centre de socianalyse”. From then on, with a few others who joined them, they worked on developing “socianalysis”, their clinical tool for intervention, in all its dimensions: a theory, a technique and a design for intervention. Their clients came from the French administrations, organizations, large companies, as well as families, or private groups.

Jacques and Maria were the first in France to use the term “clinical sociology” and were at the origin of its introduction as a new topical section in the French journal “L’Année Sociologique” (1963).

From 1990, Jacques and Maria and their colleagues closely followed the efforts to promote the creation of a “clinical sociology” research committee within the ISA. They participated in some of the sessions, as well as those of the Sociological Practice Association meetings.

Select bibliography:

La socianalyse Imaginer-Coopter, 2004 Economica, Anthropos

Papers in Clinical Sociology Review, volumes 12 and 14

Socioanalysis and clinical intervention, in “International Clinical Sociology”, J. M Fritz (ed.) 2008 Springer.

 

 

Harry Perlstadt, ISA-RC 46 Treasurer to Receive Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association

Harry Perlstadt will receive the American Sociological Association’s 2014 Distinguished Career Award for the practice of Sociology at its annual meeting in August in San Francisco. He is a founder and leader of applied sociology. A University of Chicago PhD, and long-time faculty member at Michigan State, he conducted applied evaluation research projects for international, federal and state agencies, and private foundations. He’s written on sociological practice, on research ethics and applied sociology’s history. He helped found the Commission for the Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology, chaired the ASA Sociological Practice Section, and co-chaired the American Public Health Association Joint Policy Committee. He’s volunteered with the American Lung Association since 1986, and held a Fulbright lectureship on American Health Policy and Politics.

Welcome

The aims of the RC46 are: to advance knowledge in all areas of clinical sociology throughout the world; to provide a common meeting ground for clinical sociologists and others interested in clinical sociological knowledge; to encourage international cooperation in clinical sociology research; to promote training and educational opportunities to further the development of clinical sociology; to develop bonds with other disciplines and other specializations in sociology.