Katie Karas

Assistant Director of Field


  • Office: Jeanette Rankin Hall 021
  • Phone: (406) 243 5540
  • Email: katie.karas@mso.umt.edu
  • Office Hours:

    Office hours will be conducted via Zoom, unless arrangements are made ahead of time to meet face-to-face. Zoom office hours will be held Mondays from 2-3pm and Thursdays from 11am-12pm. Outside of office hours, students are able to request and schedule consultations as needed.


Katie attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate student, where she majored in International Relations with a minor in Spanish. She received her MSW degree from the University of Washington with a concentration in mental health. 

Courses Taught

Advanced Practice I (SW 487 - online and in person)

Advanced Practice II (SW 488 - online and in person)

Professional Experience

Katie has extensive experience working within Missoula's vibrant non-profit sector, first at the Poverello Center and later at Youth Homes and Inner Roads Wilderness Program. Katie continues to maintain a small caseload at Partnership for Children as a child and family therapist specializing in treating adolescents and young adults with complex trauma. In her clinical practice Katie utilizes an attachment-focused framework and incorporates creative and somatic interventions to support healing and recovery.