Renee A. Hepperlen, AM, PhD, LICSW portrait

Renee A. Hepperlen, AM, PhD, LICSW

Assistant Professor
Degree
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
AM, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Minnesota
Office
114 Summit Classroom Building
Phone
(651) 962-5802
Mail
SCB #201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
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My research to date has comprised three interest areas: quality of life, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and psychometric measurement theory. In addition, I am interested in maternal and child health concerns and disability policy.

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Expertise / Research Interests

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Psychometric measurement theory
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Maternal and child health
  • Disability policy
  • Multidisciplinary practice training

Selected Publications & Presentations

Hepperlen, R. (2014, October). Implications of prenatal genetic screening: A parent perspective. Paper presented at the Midwest LEND Symposium. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Bogenschutz, M., Hewitt, A., Nord, D. & Hepperlen, R. (2014). Direct support workforce supporting individuals with IDD: Current wages, benefits, and stability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(2), 317 - 329

Hepperlen, R. & Nord, D. (2013, November). The evolution of Olmstead: Advancement through litigation and state planning. Paper presented at Association of University Centers on Disabilities Conference, Washington, D.C.

Hepperlen, R. (2012, May). Direct support staff wages, benefits, turnover and vacancy: A preliminary look. Paper presented at the School of Social Work Research Symposium. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.


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

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 500 - 20 History /Phil of Social Work See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

30332 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

Schedule Details

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0930-130006 Jun '20
0930-130027 Jun '20
0930-130025 Jul '20
GRSW 500 - 21 History /Phil of Social Work See Details * *

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Time of Day:

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Course Registration Number:

30333 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

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1400-173006 Jun '20
1400-173027 Jun '20
1400-173025 Jul '20

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 500 - 01 History /Phil of Social Work - - W - - - - 1335 - 1600 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

45907 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 500 - 03 History /Phil of Social Work - - - R - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 107

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- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

45908 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 501 - 20 Theory/Pract of Social Work I See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

44808 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

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

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SCB 2050930-130012 Sep '20
SCB 2050930-130017 Oct '20
SCB 2050930-130021 Nov '20
GRSW 540 - 01 Hum Behav & Soc Environ - T - - - - - 1640 - 1905 SCB 205

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

43977 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

This foundation course will explore the dynamics of human behavior and prepare a foundation of knowledge on which to build clinical practice skills. Through a study of systems theory, psychodynamic theory and the identification of the biological, psychological and sociological variables influencing development, students will gain a theoretical base for application to the assessment of client systems. Special emphasis in the course is on the important factors of human diversity (ethnic minorities of color, racism, enthnocentrism, aging, sexism, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality) as they affect the dynamics of human behavior.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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