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. (2018). Becoming competent to teach competence: Learning and teaching relational process. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 24(3), 17-27. https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1638

Peterson, L. T., & Hepperlen, R. (2019). “Serving Two Masters: Navigating University Online Teaching Standards and our Commitment to Social Work Education.” Presentation at the Social Work Distance Education Conference, April 11th, San Antonio, TX.

Peterson, L. T., Lundquist, M. (2018). “Competency as Outcome and Process: Student Engagement through Teaching and Research Strategies.” Paper presentation at the 15th Annual Conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, October 24th. Bergen, Norway

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


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


Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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GRSW 681 - 20 Social Work Practice Research See Details * *

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30467 (View in ClassFinder)

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Lance T. Peterson

This course focusses on research in all areas of social work practice. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods are studied in research designs from single-subject designs through group designs to systematic evaluation. A major focus is to develop the knowledge and skills of the student to be an objective evaluator of social work practice as well as to be an active participant in adding the of the knowledge base of social work.

Schedule Details

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SCB 2050930-130008 Jun '19
SCB 2050930-130029 Jun '19
SCB 2050930-130027 Jul '19

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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DRSW 717 - 01 Ped in SW Edu: Theory & Prac - - - - - - - -

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43381 (View in ClassFinder)

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Lance T. Peterson

This course provides a container for discerning one’s paradigm for teaching and learning, and for selecting teaching methods that are most congruent with that paradigm. Alternative pedagogies for teaching and learning have emerged in social work education, and four pedagogies representing the most traditional to the most radical will be examined. The ontological, epistemological and axiological assumptions of each will be explored as well as other pedagogical issues such as focus of teaching/learning, role of teacher, course structure and methods of evaluation.

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DRSW 721 - 01 Teaching Social Work - - - - - - - -

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43386 (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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GRSW 603 - HC1 Meth of Clinical Social Work I See Details * *

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42773 (View in ClassFinder)

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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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SCB 1070930-130007 Sep '19
SCB 1070930-130012 Oct '19
SCB 1070930-130023 Nov '19

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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