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Lisa M. Richardson, MSS, LICSW

Director of MSW Field Education and Associate Professor
BA, Marlboro College
MSS, Bryn Mawr College
101 Fontbonne Hall - St. Kate's
(651) 690-6825
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

I am pleased to be working at the intersection of social work education and practice:  field education.  The professional development of students is shaped through field learning, while social workers develop their practice as they supervise and mentor students.  Together, we can create the workforce to meet the current and future needs of individuals and communities. 

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Mental health
  • Clinical supervision
  • Program management
  • Field education pedagogy
  • Workforce development
  • Worker safety

Selected Publications & Presentations

Richardson, L. (2015, Winter).  Spotlight on interprofessional education and collaboration.  Social Work Perspectives.  Retrieved from

Ellison, M., Posada, S., & Richardson, L.  (2015).  Professional development.  In C. Hunter, J. Moen, & M. Raskin (Eds.), Social work field directors: Foundations for excellence.  Chicago, IL:  Lyceum Books. 

Richardson, L. M., & Shank, B.W. (2013, November).  The Field Practice Institute: Elevating social work field education.  Presented at the 2013 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Richardson, L. M., & Winkler, C. (2013, March).   The journey of a social worker:  A path to ethical practice.  Presented at the 120th Annual MSSA Training Conference & Expo, Minneapolis, MN.

Richardson, L. M. (2012, November).  Pathways to competence: Conceptualizing, articulating, and evaluating student learning in field education.  Presented at the 2012 Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Washington, DC.

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

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 650 - 21 Clinical Supv & Program Mgmt See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

22334 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours


Lisa M. Richardson

This course identifies and examines central concepts, theories and models of clinical supervision and program management. Strategies and techniques for establishing, improving, and maintaining the supervisory relationships as a mechanism for maximizing service to clients are considered. Special attention is given to organization dynamics and structure, to delineating the management function, and to issues of power and authority. Emphasis is on the dynamics of supervision, ethical and value principles, professional boundaries and supervision as a leadership function.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCB 3290930-130009 Feb '19
SCB 3290930-130009 Mar '19
SCB 3290930-130004 May '19