Lisa Rounds

Evidence-Based Practice Skills in Social Work Education: Preparing more skillful social workers

With a career-long commitment to mental health and crisis stabilization, a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Kentucky, Lisa Rounds LCSW, has provided social work services and supervision in emergency departments, partial hospitalization programs, crisis teams, schools, and community-based programs. Lisa has experience working with diverse populations and served in the United States Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Currently, Lisa is leading the clinical and case management services for an unaccompanied minors shelter in Cross Junction, Virginia. Through her work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Lisa’s primary goal is to reunify immigrant youth with their families as quickly and as safely as possible, minimizing the effects of trauma. Throughout her years of experience, Lisa has worked with various mental health challenges across the lifespan, including those related to mood, trauma and stress, psychosis, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia, North Carolina, and Vermont. She received a master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a bachelor’s of science in psychology at the College of Charleston. Lisa’s doctoral research primarily focuses on methods to effectively teach the next generation of social workers to implement evidence-based practices. Lisa is interested in educating through experiential learning to increase early-career social workers’ competencies and confidence in using research-supported mental health treatments. Lisa has extensive experience implementing treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Management Training (PMT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is invested in trauma-informed practice and is strongly grounded in a client-centered approach to treatment.