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 - UST
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.


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

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 500 - H1 History /Phil of Social Work See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

22690 (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

Location Time Day(s)
MCH 2290930-130009 Feb '19
MCH 2290930-130009 Mar '19
MCH 2290930-130004 May '19
GRSW 502C - 01 Theory/Prac of Soc Wk II M - - - - - - 1640 - 1905 MNH 109

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1640 - 1905

Location:

MNH 109

Course Registration Number:

20106 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

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 681 - 01 Social Work Practice Research - T - - - - - 1335 - 1600 SCB 328

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

SCB 328

Course Registration Number:

22836 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

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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Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 500 - 20 History /Phil of Social Work See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30463 (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

Location Time Day(s)
SCB 1040930-130008 Jun '19
SCB 1040930-130029 Jun '19
SCB 1040930-130027 Jul '19