Lance T. Peterson, MSW, PhD, LICSW portrait

Lance T. Peterson, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Associate Professor
Degree
BS, Brigham Young University
MSW, Brigham Young University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Office
115 Summit Classroom Building - UST
Phone
(651) 962-5811
Mail
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55105
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I believe that loving and guileless relationships are at the heart of social justice and human flourishing.  My lifelong professional quest is attempting to embody this philosophy in my teaching and scholarship.  I enjoy helping students succeed and feeling like their contributions to social work are important.  In my research, I am seeking to understand: educational, training, and supervisory processes that strengthen student and practitioner competency in clinical practice with families and couples; as well as client voice in identifying how practitioners help clients strengthen their relationships.


Expertise/Research Interests

  • Relational ontology
  • Mental health
  • Clinical practice with families and couples
  • Solution-focused therapy and other postmodern approaches
  • Qualitative research methods for practice evaluation

Selected Publications & Presentations

Peterson, L. T., Jones, E., & Salscheider, K. (2016). Social work student learning experiences of family therapy: Improving competency in pedagogy through qualitative research. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 301-316. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1157

Peterson, L. T. (2014). Using Technology in Peer Role-Play Assignments to Enhance Competency in Clinical Dyadic Treatment: A Pilot Study. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 32, 4-21. doi: 10.1080/15228835.2014.885403

Peterson, L. T., Orbuch, T. L., Brown, E. (2014). Perceived admiration and transition to parenthood for black and white married couples. Journal of Family Social Work, 17, 301-323. doi: 10.1080/10522158.2014.928659

“Enhancing Competence in Social Work through Using Video and Audio Tools in Supervision.” Workshop presentation for the 24th Annual State Conference of the National Association of Social Workers, Minnesota Chapter, June 6, 2014 (Peterson, L. T., & Hurley-Johncox, J.).

“Student Experiences of Couple and Family Practice Pedagogy Aimed at Improving Competency.” Electronic poster presentation at the 60th Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education, October 24, 2014, Tampa, FL


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


Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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DRSW 721 - 01 Teaching Social Work - - - - - - - -

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43399 (View in ClassFinder)

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Lance T. Peterson

The purpose of this course is to understand the “living” nature of a teaching philosophy across a career, particularly as it applies to the education of social work practitioners. Students will identify and develop a variety of specific, concrete strategies for teaching and evaluating the practice of teaching. Several considerations for developing these strategies to address the complex system of concerns will be covered throughout the course, including: multiple learning styles; developmental needs of students, and diversity. Evaluating teaching will be addressed as a strategy for scholarship.

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DRSW 735 - 02 Independent Study - - - - - - - -

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43447 (View in ClassFinder)

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3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lance T. Peterson

Independent study refers to a type of learning contract in which a registered student and/or professor have the responsibility for defining, organizing and evaluating a special project of limited scope (limited in content and in the time designated for its completion). independent study provides an opportunity for students to receive one-to-one instruction and guidance, while pursuing a subject of special interest. This work is completed independently under the professor's personal direction.

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GRSW 580 - 20 Meth of Social Work Research See Details * *

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43109 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lance T. Peterson

This course focuses on learning generalist social work research methods and skills. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of research, allowing them to be both critical consumers and novice producers of research. Skills emphasized include critiquing and analyzing research literature, searching for relevant scholarly articles, writing literature reviews, developing research design, and understanding quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Discussed in the class are frameworks regarding evidence-based practice, diverse client systems, ethical research practice, and social justice.

Schedule Details

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SCB 1040930-130008 Sep '18
SCB 1040930-130013 Oct '18
SCB 1040930-130008 Dec '18
GRSW 603 - 05 Meth of Clinical Social Work I - T - - - - - 1335 - 1600 SCB 104

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1335 - 1600

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SCB 104

Course Registration Number:

40986 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Lance T. Peterson

This course is part one of a year-long sequence requiring students to keep the same instructor over the academic year. This course provides an overview of theories and intervention methods for social work practice. The course focuses on the clinical interview, both with regard to the philosophy and theoretical constructs of the approaches and to the application of those approaches in work with clients from various cultural, ethnic and class backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on differential aspects of assessment and diagnosis of clients of all ages, the formulation of a treatment plan, the therapeutic relationship and the process of treatment. This course is taken concurrently with GRSW 607.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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