Margaret Bassett

Margaret Bassett

Project Manager and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Margaret Bassett, LPC-S, is the Director of the Expert Witness Programs at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA)  at The University of Texas at Austin. She provides consultation and training on the use of expert witnesses in cases involving interpersonal crimes. She has worked in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault for more than 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently in the criminal justice system.  She testifies as an expert witness in criminal and civil court cases and teaches a graduate course on domestic violence. She received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and is a licensed professional counselor. She served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Her professional interests include:  violence against women; intimate partner violence; sexual assault; trauma; safety planning and risk assessment.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, expert witness training.


Teaching History


Social Work Building


Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358