Katie Mortimer, Executive Director of Grants, Field Education and Contracts and Part-time Lecturer, joined the CSUN faculty in 2006. She oversees our Field Department and various stipend programs. She received her MSW from University of Southern California. She teaches many practice, human behavior, and elective courses focused on Mental Health and Recovery and Child Welfare Services. Specifically, she teaches the required courses Family Crisis, Trauma and Grief in Urban Settings, and Beginning and Advanced Practice courses. Ms. Mortimer has 20 years of practice experience with specialization in child welfare and community mental health settings, serving in both direct practice and administrative capacities in the field. After holding clinical positions, she was promoted to Clinical Supervisor, Program Director of Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), and Program Director of Outpatient Services. Prior to joining us at California State University, Northridge, her teaching experience has included clinical, policy, and theory-based training for both post-bachelor and post-graduate level employees in an agency setting. Ms. Mortimer serves on multiple committees relevant to admissions, recruitment, child welfare, and other areas of interest.