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Kathleen Porter, MSW

UCCF Field Education Consultant

School of Social Work

M.S.W., California State University Long Beach, 2005
BA in Sociology, California State University Fullerton, 2001

Biographical Information

Professor Kathleen Porter serves as the Field Education Consultant for the University Consortium of Children and Families (UCCF). She provides on-site supervision and training to the MSW interns at the regional DCFS offices. Kathleen also is a lecturer at CSULB in the MSW program. She teaches Community Projects, Child Welfare and Groups for Children, Youth and Families. Prior to joining the UCCF Program at CSULB, Kathleen worked for 7 years as a Children’s Social Worker and Court Officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). She has a strong interest in macro practice and enjoys facilitating training sessions in the community. Additionally, Kathleen provided counseling services to adolescents struggling with eating disorders and co-existing disorders at Center for Discovery Treatment Centers in Los Angeles County. Her passion remains in enhancing the lives of children and families in our community.

CSULB School of Social Work

Office Location: CSULB Foundation - Suite #180
Phone: (562) 985-7375
Fax: (562) 985-5514


  • Child Welfare
  • Community Projects I & II
  • Direct Intervention with Groups for Children, Youth, and Families


  • Child Welfare
  • Direct Practice
  • Community Organization