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Shelley Theisen, MSW, LICSW

Director of MSW Field Education - St. Thomas, clinical faculty
BS, Montana State University
MSW, University of Southern California
306 Summit Classroom Building - St. Thomas
(651) 962-5803
SCB 201
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

I come to the University of St Thomas after a 26 year career in the public schools. I am passionate about the liberating role of education in one's life and have worked to remove barriers and enhance equity in order that all students may learn. While I began my practice from a primarily psychodynamic orientation, I have come to incorporate cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness perspectives.

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Mindfulness
  • Resiliency
  • Integrative Health
  • Clinical Supervision

Selected Professional Engagement

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Depression in a Secondary School Setting, Fall Conference, 2009, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

Early Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Health Problems, 2010 - 2019. Annual presentation to K-12 educators to meet their licensure renewal requirement

Certified Yoga Instructor. Yoga Center of Minneapolis 2018

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification 2010 - 2019

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

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 505 - 20 Field Pract & Seminar I See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

41123 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours


Shelley K. Theisen

The field practicum is an educationally directed on-site experience under the supervision of an agency based social work field instructor and a campus based faculty liaison. Students complete a total of 400 hours during the first practicum. On-campus seminars (I and II) taken concurrently with the practicum assist the student in the integration and application of practice theory to their placement learning activities. The first practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 501 and GRSW 502: Theory and Practice of Social Work I and II.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCB 3271400-173007 Sep '19
SCB 3271400-173012 Oct '19
SCB 3271400-173023 Nov '19

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location