BSW, Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S.S.W., Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
LICSW, Minnesota Board of Social Work
School of Social Work
1404 Gortner Ave
105 Peters Hall
Areas of Interest
Racial and Social Equity, Child Welfare, Trauma, Immigration, Community Mental Health, Culturally Responsive Services to Latino Families and Clinical Supervision
Katrina Cisneros is a full-time faculty member at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is a bilingual clinical social worker that has expertise in working with chronically stressed families in a variety of complex settings and in very diverse communities.
Katrina began her social work career in the field of Child Welfare, working in the areas of Child Protection (Investigation and Permanency), Juvenile Delinquency and Teen Homelessness. She also spent a number of years working in the area of Open Adoption/Pregnancy Counseling both as a counselor and supervisor. In the Clinical Mental Health field, Katrina has provided years of both individual and group clinical supervision and in-home and outpatient mental health services for a number of agencies in the Twin Cities. She has also worked internationally in Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina in community organizing, program development, teaching and outreach. She enjoys bringing over 15 years of rich and unique practice experience to a dynamic learning environment in which students are encouraged to think critically.
Katrina has delivered numerous trainings and presentations in the community including her recent NASW sponsored training on Reflective Supervision. At the School of Social Work, she teaches a wide variety of courses including SW 8151 (SW Practice Methods-Individual and System), 8451 (Assessment & Engagement in Clinical SW Practice), 8352 (Intervention Methods: Families), and 8462 (Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents).
Katrina is a member of the Clinical Mental Health Committee as well as the Diversity & Equity Committee in the School of Social Work.