The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Lisa M. Richardson, MSS, LICSW

Director of MSW Field Education, Assistant Professor of Social Work

lmrichardson@stkate.edu
Phone: 651-690-6825

Fax: 651-690-8821

Mail Stop F-15
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: FH 101 - SCU

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 540C-03
41386
Human Behav & Soc Environment 1640-1905 M MNH 107

3 Credit Hours

This foundation course will explore the dynamics of human behavior and prepare a foundation of knowledge on which to build clinical practice skills. Through a study of systems theory, psychodynamic theory and the identification of the biological, psychological and sociological variables influencing development, students will gain a theoretical base for application to the assessment of client systems. Special emphasis in the course is on the important factors of human diversity (ethnic minorities of color, racism, ethnocentrism, aging, sexism, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality) as the affect the dynamics of human behavior.

Office hours:  Tuesdays, 1:00-5:00 pm

Committees and Positions:

      Current
      • School of Social Work MSW Field Curriculum Committee , chair
      • School of Social Work Dean’s Council
      • School of Social Work MSW Policy Curriculum Committee
      • School of Social Work Assessment Committee
      • University of St. Thomas Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services – advisory board member
      • St. Catherine University Board of Trustees development committee – faculty representative
      • St. Catherine University practicum coordinators group – co-coordinator
      • St. Catherine University aging interest group 
      • St. Catherine University internationalization council 
      • North American Network of Field Educators and Directors – regional coordinator
      • St. Catherine University swing dance club – faculty advisor
      • Twin Cities MSW Field Consortia - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work representative

      Recent

      • St. Catherine University academic community development committee – planning committee member for Teaching Learning Network (2009-2010)
      • Minnesota Conference on Social Work Education – secretary (2008-2010)
      • School of Social Work Design and Implementation Team (2007-2008)
      • School of Social Work Faculty Convener (2007-2008)


      Courses taught:                               

      Graduate Courses:

      •GRSW 607 & 608 Clinical Field Seminar and Practicum III & IV
      •GRSW 650 Clinical Supervision and Program Management

      Current research interests:

      • Social worker safety
      • Clinical supervision and behavioral health organizations
      • Assertive Community Treatment and evidence-based practices
      • Competency-based field education
      • Field instructor training 

      Academic Experience:

      • M.S.S., Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
      • B.A., Marlboro College

      Practice Experience:

      •Mental Health Resources, Inc., St. Paul, MN 
        Senior Director (November, 2005 – August, 2007)
       
      • North Central Counseling Services, Enfield, CT 
        Senior Program Director, Community Treatment Teams and Jail Diversion (January, 2004 – October, 2005)

      •Program Director, Community Treatment Teams (April, 2002 – January, 2004)
        Therapist, Child and Adolescent Unit (October, 1997 – April, 2002)
       
      • Family Service of Chester County, West Chester, PA                 
        Therapist (May, 1992 – October, 1997)
        HIV Program Coordinator/Case Manager (May, 1993 – July, 1994)

      Grants, Awards and Recognition:

      Council on Social Work Education Commission on Educational Policy Council on Field Education - appointee (2010-2012) 

      Diversity Social Work Advancement Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Services, $200,000 awarded to Family and Children’s Service, with up to $14,000 allocated annually for stipends to MSW students from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas - representative to the grant collaborative and project coordinator within the MSW program (2010-2012) 

      Assistantship Mentoring Program, Centers for Excellence, St. Catherine University, $800 student award - co-author and program development mentor (2011)

      Assistantship Mentoring Program, Centers for Excellence, St. Catherine University, $2,800 student award - co-author and program development mentor (2010)

      National Association of Social Workers – Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors – nominee (2010)

      Area of Emphasis in Aging, Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center, Specialized Gerontology Program (funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation), $10,000  - principal Investigator (2009-2011) 

      Safety in fieldwork education:  Increasing curriculum content and training for social work students, College of St. Catherine, Academic Community Development Committee, Curriculum Development Grant, $800 - project director (2009-2010) 

      Expanding Field Instructor Training, College of St. Catherine Academic, Academic Community Development Committee, Curriculum Development Grant, $800 - co-author
      (2009-2010) 

      Ramsey County Mental Health Advisory Council Proclamation – honoree (2008)

      Publications:

      Richardson, L. M. (1992). [Review of the book "Aids and ethics"]. Social Work in Health Care (17) 3, 97-100.
      Richardson, L.M. (1992). [Review of the book "AIDS: The making of a chronic disease"].  Social Work in Health Care (18) 1, 124-126.

      Selected Presentations:

      Peer Reviewed

      Winkler, C., & Richardson, L. M. (2011, June).   Journey of a social worker:  A path to ethical practice.  Presentation made at the 21st Annual State Conference of the Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Social Workers, St. Paul, MN.
      Richardson, L. M., McDonald, A. M., & Alfini, K. K. (October, 2010).  Building on strengths:  A new paradigm in aging-focused learning and leadership.  Presented at the 2010 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
      Perlstein, J., & Richardson, L. M. (October, 2010).  Student safety in field: A guide for educators and administrators.  Presented at the 2010 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
      Richardson, L. M., McPartlin, T. M., Braun, J., Morcomb, D. (June, 2010).  Growing the profession: Creating and sustaining social work field placements in your practice setting.  Presented at the 20th Annual National Association of Social Workers - Minnesota Chapter State Conference, St. Paul, MN.
      Richardson, L. M., Boisen, L., & Maxwell, S. (2009, November). Graceful balance:  Competition and cooperation in an MSW field education collaborative.  Presented at the 2009 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
      Richardson, L.M. & Caron, K.E. (2009, March). Internship supervision: Supporting student learning in the field.  Presented at the 2009 Minnesota Social Service Association Annual Training Conference and Expo, Bloomington, MN.

      Invited

      Winkler, C. & Richardson, L. M. (2011, January) Journey of a social worker:  A path to ethical practice.  Presented at Deer Crest, Red Wing, MN. 
      Winkler, C. & Richardson, L. M. (2010, December) Journey of a social worker:  A path to ethical practice.  Presented at Ebenezer Care Center, Minneapolis, MN. 
      Caron, K. E. & Richardson, L. M. (2008, May) Social work internships: The role of the supervisor in supporting student learning.  Presented at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
      Brand, R., Carlson, M., Clark, L., Johnson, P., Richardson, L.M., Wilson, J. (2006, September) Clinical leadership for compliance and medical necessity. Panel presentation for the 2006 Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs Annual Conference, Duluth, MN.
      Peer-Reviewer
      Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Field Education track (2009 & 2010) 

      Field Education Trainings

      Field Instructor Training Series “Advanced Training for Successful Placements,” including “Enhancing Judgment and Understanding,” “Working with Diversity and Difference,” and “Enhancing and Protecting the Role of the Learner,”  annual three-part series, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN - co-author and co-presenter (2009-2011).

      Field Instructor Training Introductory Series “Engaging and Assessing Learning Needs,” “Overcoming Learning/Practice Hurdles,” “Deepening Understanding and Skill Level,” and “Ending Well,” annual four-part series, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN - co-author and co-presenter (2008-2011).

       “Safety Training,” annual training for social work students, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN - co-author and co-presenter (2009 & 2010). 

      Consultation Experience:

      Mental Health Consultant, Enfield Headstart, Enfield, CT

      Association Memberships & Affiliations:

      • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Minnesota
      • National Qualification in Social Work (NQSW), Republic of Ireland
      • Assertive Community Treatment Association
      • Association of Macro Practice Social Workers
      • Council on Social Work Education
      • Minnesota Conference on Social Work Education  
      • National Association of Social Workers
      • North American Network of Field Educators and Directors

      Other Activities:

      Grants, Awards and Recognition:
        
      • Council on Social Work Education Commission on Educational Policy Council on Field Education - appointee (2010-2012)
      •Diversity Social Work Advancement Program, Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Services, $200,000 awarded to Family and Children’s Service, with up to $14,000 allocated annually for stipends to MSW students from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas - representative to the grant collaborative and project coordinator within the MSW program (2010-2012) 
      •Assistantship Mentoring Program, Centers for Excellence, St. Catherine University, $800 student award - co-author and program development mentor (2011)
      •Assistantship Mentoring Program, Centers for Excellence, St. Catherine University, $2,800 student award - co-author and program development mentor (2010)
      •National Association of Social Workers – Minnesota Chapter Board of Directors – nominee (2010)
      •Area of Emphasis in Aging, Council on Social Work Education Gero-Ed Center, Specialized Gerontology Program (funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation), $10,000  - principal Investigator (2009-2011) 
      •Safety in fieldwork education:  Increasing curriculum content and training for social work students, College of St. Catherine, Academic Community Development Committee, Curriculum Development Grant, $800 - project director (2009-2010) 
      •Expanding Field Instructor Training, College of St. Catherine Academic, Academic Community Development Committee, Curriculum Development Grant, $800 - co-author (2009-2010) 
      •Ramsey County Mental Health Advisory Council Proclamation – honoree (2008)
       
      Additional Professional Service:

      •Twin Cities MSW Field Consortia - St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work representative (2007-present)
      •Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards Program, The Center for Clinical Social Work – reviewer (2010 & 2011)
      •St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Room at the Table community dialogue – co-host (2009)
      •St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work MSW Student Association annual service project – volunteer (2009)
      •Neighborhood Involvement Program strategic planning focus group – participant (2008)
      •NAMI Minnesota, Dakota County Chapter - “Understanding ACT” presentation (2007)
       
      Volunteer Service to Community Organizations:
       
      •The Center for Irish Music
      •Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association
      •Pop Wagner Benefit Concert
      •NAMI Minnesota Walk-a-Thon
      •Local and state elections O