Lisa Kiesel, MSW, PhD, LICSW portrait

Lisa Kiesel, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Assistant Professor
Degree
BSW, Augsburg College
MSW, University of Wisconsin
PhD, University of Minnesota
Office
305 Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
Phone
(651) 690-6709
Mail
F-15
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
CV

My teaching and research are informed appreciably by my extensive social work practice career.  I seek to promote within students critical, clinical, and systems thinking skills as well as flexibility and perseverance in just response to human need in an ever-changing environment.   


Expertise / Research Interests

  • Clinical practice with children, adolescents, and families
  • Child welfare
  • Promotion of equal opportunity and inclusion

Selected Publications & Presentations

Kiesel, L.R. (2014, January).  An Exploration of Relationship For Children in Treatment Foster Care and Their Caregivers. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

Kiesel, L.R. (2014, July).  An Exploration of Relationship For Children in Treatment Foster Care and Their Caregivers. Paper presented at the Foster Family-based Treatment Association 2014 Annual Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Kiesel, L., Piescher, K., & Edleson, J. (2013). Examining the association of children’s academic performance with their exposure to parental intimate partner violence and child maltreatment (Minn-LInK Brief No. 15). Available at: http://cascw.umn.edu/portfolio-items/ml-15-childrens-academic-parental-ipv-maltreatment/


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


Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 501C - 03 Theory/Pract of Social Work I - - W - - - - 1640 - 1905 MNH 102

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

MNH 102

Course Registration Number:

40411 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lisa R. Kiesel

This course provides the first year MSW student with the knowledge and skills needed for generalist social work practice. Students develop communication and interviewing skills, which are used in work with client systems of all sizes. It is taken concurrently with a field placement, which serves as a practice lab for applying theory and skills learned in the classroom. This first course in a year long sequence (students are expected to stay in the same section both semesters) focuses on understanding the generalist and integrative models of practice, social work values and ethics, the strengths perspective, empowerment principles and basic principles of ethical reasoning. Student self- awareness and self-assessment are especially important since they facilitate the development of an authentic style of practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 580 - 01 Meth of Social Work Research - T - - - - - 1335 - 1600 SCB 324

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

40983 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lisa R. Kiesel

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

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 625 - 20 Social Policy & Program Dev-AS See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

43110 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Lisa R. Kiesel

This course focuses on current social welfare policy, policy analysis and advocacy, connections between policy and practice, and social welfare program development. The content and effects of current social welfare policy are examined in the course, and policy analysis and the skills for policy advocacy are emphasized. The course carefully considers the connections between policy and clinical practice. A major focus of the course includes learning the stages of program development, which culminates in a group program proposal and presentation. Emphasized in the course are the frameworks of social justice, diversity and cultural contexts, and the application of research skills to all parts of policy and program practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 1081400-173008 Sep '18
MCH 1081400-173013 Oct '18
MCH 1081400-173008 Dec '18

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 502C - 03 Theory/Pract of Social Work II - - W - - - - 1640 - 1905 MNH 411

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

MNH 411

Course Registration Number:

20358 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lisa R. Kiesel

This course is a continuation of GRSW 501 and is also taken concurrently with a field placement which serves as a practice lab for theory and skills learned in the classroom. This course focuses on several practice applications: group theory and process (both task and treatment groups), agency change, and understanding the dynamics of unintended discrimination and oppression. As with the first course, student self-awareness and self-assessment are critical to developing a solid foundation for authentic practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 625 - 03 Social Policy & Program Devel - - - R - - - 1920 - 2145 SCB 101

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1920 - 2145

Location:

SCB 101

Course Registration Number:

20399 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lisa R. Kiesel

This course focuses on current social welfare policy, policy analysis and advocacy, connections between policy and practice, and social welfare program development. The content and effects of current social welfare policy are examined in the course, and policy analysis and the skills for policy advocacy are emphasized. The course carefully considers the connections between policy and clinical practice. A major focus of the course includes learning the stages of program development, which culminates in a group program proposal and presentation. Emphasized in the course are the frameworks of social justice, diversity and cultural contexts, and the application of research skills to all parts of policy and program practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 625 - 05 Social Policy & Program Devel - T - - - - - 1335 - 1600 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

21568 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Lisa R. Kiesel

This course focuses on current social welfare policy, policy analysis and advocacy, connections between policy and practice, and social welfare program development. The content and effects of current social welfare policy are examined in the course, and policy analysis and the skills for policy advocacy are emphasized. The course carefully considers the connections between policy and clinical practice. A major focus of the course includes learning the stages of program development, which culminates in a group program proposal and presentation. Emphasized in the course are the frameworks of social justice, diversity and cultural contexts, and the application of research skills to all parts of policy and program practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)