Kate C. Goedtel-Bennett, MSW, LCSW

Well-Being Lead Clinician

Kate C. Goedtel-Bennett is a Well-Being Lead Clinician at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and has been with the organization since 2009. She began her career working primarily with families receiving child welfare services in the family case management program. In her current role, she collaborates with partners at the Institute for Child & Family Well-Being in order to support the implementation & goals of the Trauma & Recovery Project (TARP). Kate also provides clinical services focused on treating trauma in children and families.

While pursuing her graduate degree from 2011-2013, Kate worked with Institute of Child and Family Well-Being directors and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty members Dr. Dimitri Topitzes and Dr. Joshua Mersky to develop and implement Project Connect, an intensive form of PCIT adapted to share skills with foster parents. Since that time, she has focused her clinical practice on the dissemination of this evidence-based intervention and is a Certified PCIT International Level 1 Trainer. In 2016, Kate was certified in Wisconsin to deliver Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance use disorders and is currently completing certification in multiple other evidence-based interventions, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).

Kate received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2008. She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013 and achieved certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2017.

Kate is married and a mother of two active boys. She enjoys promoting personal health and well-being through play and physical activity with her family.