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Christine Kleinpeter


School of Social Work

M.S.W. University of Southern California, 1982
Psy.D. Pepperdine University, 1990

Biographical Information

Dr. Kleinpeter is a professor at California State University, Long Beach School of Social Work. She is licensed in psychology and clinical social work, and has over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Her teaching interests are in clinical practice, human behavior, and mental health. She has conducted research in the areas of drug court outcomes, co-occurring drug court outcomes, college mental health outcomes, distance education, and surrogate parenting. She is a trainer in Motivational Interviewing, and has trained many social service professionals, probation workers, child welfare workers, and corrections officers. She has served as the Associate Director and Coordinator of Academic Programs and Coordinator of the Distance Education Program. She has supervised both MFT Interns and Social Work Associates toward licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California.

Curriculum Vitae : Christine Kleinpeter

Christine Kleinpeter

Office Location: Social Sciences / Public Administration Building (SSPA) 142
Phone: (562) 985-5043
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Social Work Practice
  • Human Behavior
  • Thesis Advising


  • Clinical Practice
  • Drug Court Outcomes
  • Motivational Interviewing