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Lance Peterson

Professor, Interim MSW Program Director

  • Education
  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University

    MSW, Brigham Youn University

    BS, Brigham Young University

  • Expertise
  • Relational ontology

    Mental health

    Clinical practice with families and couples

    Solution-focused therapy

    Qualitative research methods for practice evaluation

Lance believes that loving and guileless relationships are at the heart of social justice and human flourishing. His lifelong professional quest is to attempt to embody this philosophy in my teaching and scholarship. Lance enjoys helping students succeed and feel like their contributions to social work are important. In his research, he is seeking to understand: educational, training and supervisory processes that strengthen student and practitioner competency in clinical practice with families and couples as well as client voice in identifying how practitioners help clients strengthen their relationships.

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Peterson, L. T., & Lundquist, M. (In Press). Competency as outcome and process through transformative learning experiences. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Peterson, L. T. (2019). Noticing and attending to relational process: A dialogical analysis of MSW student competency development in relational therapy. Social Work Education, 16, 1-17. doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2019.1700224

Peterson, L. T., & Hepperlen, R. (2019). “Serving Two Masters: Navigating University Online Teaching Standards and our Commitment to Social Work Education.” Presentation at the Social Work Distance Education Conference, April 11th, San Antonio, TX.

Peterson, L. T., Lundquist, M. (2018). “Competency as Outcome and Process: Student Engagement through Teaching and Research Strategies.” Paper presentation at the 15th Annual Conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, October 24th. Bergen, Norway

Gingerich, W. J., & Peterson, L. T. (2013). Effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy: A systematic qualitative review of controlled outcome studies. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 266-283. doi: 10.1177/1049731512470859