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
Phone
(651) 962-5811
Mail
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55105
CV

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.

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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., & Lundquist, M. (In Press). Competency as outcome and process through transformative learning experiences. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Peterson, L. T. (2019). Noticing and attending to relational process: A dialogical analysis of MSW student competency development in relational therapy. Social Work Education, 16, 1-17. doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2019.1700224

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

Gingerich, W. J., &  Peterson, L. T. (2013). Effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy: A systematic qualitative review of controlled outcome studies. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 266-283. doi: 10.1177/1049731512470859


See Lance Peterson CV for full listing of publications, presentations, practice experience, and professional engagement


Spring 2021 Courses

Spring 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 604 - 20 Meth of Clinical Social Wk II See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

23765 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lance T. Peterson

This course is part two 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. It is a continuation of GRSW 603. This 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 ages, cultural and ethnic and class backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on differential aspects of assessment and diagnosis of different age groups throughout the lifespan, the formulation of a treatment plan, the therapeutic relationship and the process of treatment. Emphasis is placed on theories and methods of practice with individuals and groups. This course is taken concurrently with GRSW 608.

Schedule Details

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0930-130006 Feb '21
0930-130013 Mar '21
0930-130024 Apr '21
GRSW 615 - 20 Clin Prac w/Couples & Families See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

24570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lance T. Peterson

This course provides an overview of theory and models of social work intervention with couples and families. Students learn the philosophy and theoretical constructs of a variety of methods, as well as how to apply those methods to clients. In addition, the course focuses on a few common clinical issues that families face, allowing students the opportunity to apply the methods to particular problem areas. Emphasis is placed on both cultural and gender issues, as well as on working with families with both traditional and non-traditional structures.

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1400-173006 Feb '21
1400-173013 Mar '21
1400-173024 Apr '21
GRSW 681 - 01 Social Work Practice Research - - W - - - - 1335 - 1600

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Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

24430 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

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.

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Summer 2021 Courses

Summer 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 681 - 20 Social Work Practice Research See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

31030 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

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.

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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21

Fall 2021 Courses

Fall 2021 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 603 - 20 Meth of Clinical Social Work I See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

44393 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
VSP -- - - - - - -
0930-130011 Sep '21
0930-130016 Oct '21
0930-130020 Nov '21