Full Name
Lisa Peterson-Gustafson PhD
Job Title
Director, Behavioral Health
MTC Medical
Speaker Bio
Dr. Lisa Peterson is a licensed psychologist who received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota in 2011. From 2012 to 2021, Dr. Peterson was the clinical director at the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and oversaw the behavioral health service provision for the department. Dr. Peterson joined Management & Training Corporation in August 2021 as the Director of Behavioral Health Services within the Corrections Division. She specializes in motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and correctional program management. She has worked extensively in implementing evidence-based correctional practices, reducing the use of solitary confinement, and developing prison and community-based services. Her passion lies in smart, effective criminal justice reform that creates safer and healthier communities and includes access to a full continuum of behavioral healthcare.