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
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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


Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 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:

20392 (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 - 05 Social Policy & Program Devel - T - - - - - 1335 - 1600 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

22280 (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.

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Summer 2018 Courses

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Fall 2018 Courses

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