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


Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DRSW 721 - 01 Teaching Social Work - - - - - - - -

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22117 (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.

Schedule Details

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GRSW 615 - 20 Clin Prac w/Couples & Families See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

20734 (View in ClassFinder)

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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.

Schedule Details

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SCB 3241215-211502 Feb '18
SCB 3241215-211502 Mar '18
SCB 3241215-211506 Apr '18
SCB 3241215-211504 May '18
GRSW 681 - 04 Social Wk Pract Research - - - R - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 104

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1640 - 1905

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SCB 104

Course Registration Number:

20127 (View in ClassFinder)

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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 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 681 - 20 Social Work Practice Research See Details * *

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30278 (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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1081215-211508 Jun '18
MCH 1081215-211522 Jun '18
MCH 1081215-211506 Jul '18
MCH 1081215-211520 Jul '18
MCH 1081215-211510 Aug '18

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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