Kari L. Fletcher, MSW, PhD, LICSW portrait

Kari L. Fletcher, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Associate Professor, MSW Program Director
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
MSW, Widener University
PhD, Smith College
121 Summit Classroom Building - UST
(651) 962-5807
SCB #201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

I am an associate professor and coordinator of the Area of Emphasis in Military Practice in the School of Social Work. I teach graduate-level clinical practice courses and currently serve as the MSW program director. My scholarship agenda focuses primarily around working with military-connected populations, assessing and developing curriculum, and using technology within education.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Military social work practice
  • Education
  • Clinical practice

Selected Publications & Presentations

Albright, D. L., Thomas, K. H., McDaniel, J. T., Fletcher, K. L., Godfrey, K., Bertram, J. M., & Angel, C. (2019). When women veterans return: The role of education in transition in their civilian lives. Journal of American College Health. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1494599

Fletcher, K. L., Albright, D. L., Thomas, K. H., & McDaniel, J. T., & Grohowski, M. (2018, September). Depression prevalence and geographic distribution in United States military women: Results from the 2017 Service Women's Action Network needs assessment. Presented at the 2018 Military Social Work Conference, Austin, TX.

Fletcher, K. L., Albright, D. L., Thomas, K. H., O'Brien, M. R. & Godfrey, K. K. (2019). Older veterans. In E. L. Weiss and C. A. Castro (Eds.), American military life in the 21st century: Social, cultural, economic issues and trends. Volume 2: Life of military families, National Guardsmen and Reservists, and Veterans (pp. 546-558). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ISBN-13: 978-1440855184

Fletcher, K. L., O'Brien, M. R., & Jones, K. A. The promotion of well-being in older veterans. (2018). In K. H. Thomas and D. L. Albright (Eds.), Bulletproofing the psyche: Preventing mental health problems in our military and veterans (pp. 162-178). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ISBN# 978-1440849763

Thomas, K. H., Fletcher, K. L., Grohowski, M., Knapp, B., McDaniel, J. T., & Albright, D. L. (2019, January). Women Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces: A qualitative needs assessment conducted by the Service Women's Action Network. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research 20th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

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

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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GRSW 621 - 20 Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy See Details * *

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Kari L. Fletcher

This course will focus on teaching the theory and practice techniques of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy. Major emphasis will be on one model of brief dynamic psychotherapy being, " "Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy." The course will focus on the application of this dynamic theory to clinical social work practice. The course will focus on techniques utilized to effect change.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1161400-173008 Jun '19
MCH 1161400-173029 Jun '19
MCH 1161400-173027 Jul '19

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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J-Term 2020 Courses

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