Carol F. Kuechler, MSW, PhD, LISW portrait

Carol F. Kuechler, MSW, PhD, LISW

Professor Emerita - St. Catherine University
BA, Marquette University
MSW, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
PhD, University of MN

My 20+ years with the School of Social Work have provided rich opportunities to be part of the professional development of hundreds of clinical social workers whose passion for justice and competent, ethical service continues to thrive as they return to us as field instructors, adjunct faculty and more recently as doctoral students.  The variety of their areas of interest has inspired my own work related to competent and ethical supervision, research, leadership and group work in an environment nurtured by engaged and committed colleagues.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Supervision and Leadership
  • Program Development and Management
  • Applied Research and Program Evaluation
  • Ethics in Practice

Selected Publications & Presentations

Hill, K., Toft, J., Garrett, K., Ferguson, S., Kuechler, C.  (2014, in press). Assessing Clinical MSW Students’ Attitudes, Attributions, and Responses regarding Poverty. Journal of Poverty.

Kuechler, C.F. (Ed.). (2011). Group work: Building bridges of hope. Forest Hill, London: Whiting & Birch Ltd.

Kuechler, C.F. & Schwartz, J.  (2010). Group supervision: Motivation for social action, in (Eds.) L. Berman-Rossi, M.B. Cohen, & H. Fischer-Engel, Creating Connections: Celebrating the power of groups (pp. 74-86).  London: Whiting & Birch, Ltd.

Kaiser, T.L.  & Kuechler, C.F.  (2008). Training supervisors of practitioners: An analysis of efficacy. The Clinical Supervisor, 27(1), 76-96. Available online at:

Kuechler, C. F. (1998). The Consultation Circle: A model for team consultation.  In A. Daly (Ed.) Workplace diversity: Issues and perspectives (pp. 253-264). Washington, D.C.: NASW Press

See curriculum vitae for full listing of publications, presentation, practice experience, and professional engagement

Fall 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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Spring 2020 Courses

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