Social work

Katie Mortimer

Program Director of M.S.W. Department
(818) 677-4662
Office location:
SH 208


Katie. Mortimer, LCSW joined the CSUN Faculty in 2006 as the CalSWEC Project Coordinator. She has served in various administrative roles for the Social Work Department, and currently serves as full time Lecturer for multiple practice, human behavior, field education, and elective courses.

Ms. Mortimer received her M.S.W. from the University of Southern California in 1995 and has twenty-five years of practice experience, serving in both direct practice and administrative capacities in the field. After holding clinical positions in community mental health, she was promoted to Clinical Supervisor, Program Director of Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), and Program Director of Outpatient Services for a local agency. 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.


  • M.S.W., University of Southern California 1995
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, Social Ecology with Emphasis on Human Behavior, 1993

Courses Taught

  • Generalist Social Work Theory and Practice in Urban Communities
  • Social Work Practice in Multicultural Contexts
  • Psychosocial Assessment and Diagnostic Formulation
  • Generalist Field Education and Placement, I and II
  • Advanced Social Work Practice with Families in Urban Communities
  • Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals in Urban Communities
  • Family Crisis, Trauma and Grief in Urban Communities
  • Specialist Field Education with Urban Communities and Placement, I and II
  • Mental Health and Recovery in Urban Communities
  • Child Welfare Elective