Dr. Kleinpeter is licensed in psychology and clinical social work, and has over 15 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 college mental health, drug court outcomes, co-occurring drug court 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 at CSULB. She has supervised both MFT Interns and Social Work Associates toward licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California.