Katie Godshall

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Adjunct Professor
Phone: (603) 862-0770
Office: UNH Social Work, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Dr. Godshall received her DSW (2019), MSW and Certificate in Disaster Mental health (2010) from the Tulane School of Social Work. Her doctorate research focused on identifying suicide risk factors in state-level policies to predict teen suicide rates by state. She began her career in New Orleans with the Metropolitain Assertive Community Treatment team providing community mental health services. She expanded her knowledge of crisis and trauma through the Metropolitan Crisis Response Team as a Crisis Evaluator. During her time with the Crisis team, she worked across the lifespan to de-escalate mental health crises, collaborated with community resources, and developed organizational policies. In addition to crisis response work, Dr. Godshall worked as an on-call Sexual Assault Advocate. During her time with Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, Dr. Godshall developed the Behavioral Health Internship Training Program and facilitated individual, family, and group therapy. She utilized her clinical and program development skills to strengthen the grant-funded Teen Life Counts program, a suicide education and prevention program for school-aged children and gatekeepers in the Greater New Orleans Area. Dr. Godshall is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Courses Taught

  • SW 622: Social Work Practice
  • SW 796: Ind Stdy/Teaching Assistant
  • SW 831: Social Work Practice II
  • SW 871: Trauma-Informed Pr in Schools
  • SW 931: Adv Generalist Practice IV


  • D.S.W., Tulane University
  • M.S.W., Tulane University
  • B.A., Social Work, Saint Francis University

Research Interests

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Crisis decision making
  • Disasters
  • Disasters - Recovery
  • Disasters - Response
  • Emotional/Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Social/Behavioral Science Planning/Policy
  • Social Services
  • Advocacy (Political/Social)
  • Death and Dying, Behavioral/Social
  • Social activism
  • Social Change
  • Social identity
  • Social justice
  • Social work
  • Resilience
  • Suicide

Selected Publications

  • Godshall, K. C., Cross Hansel, T., & Brewer, K. (2024). Exploring Teen Suicide Rates through the Lens of Macro Risk Factors.. Soc Work Public Health, 39(4), 313-322. doi:10.1080/19371918.2024.2324145

  • Zajac, C., & Godshall, K. C. (2020). Empowerment through Accessibility: Community Needs Assessment Data for LGBTQ Communities.. Soc Work Public Health, 35(6), 483-493. doi:10.1080/19371918.2020.1798322

  • Most Cited Publications