Jack Nowicki, LCSW

Jack Nowicki, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jack Nowicki, LCSW has been a lecturer for the Steve Hicks School of Social Work off and on since 1996, currently teaching Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Clinical Capstone Theories and the Advanced Integrative Capstone in Social Work Knowledge and Practice in the spring. He has also taught Theories & Methods of Family Intervention, Advanced Family Therapy, Social Work Practice with Groups, Organization and Communities, and Treatment of Children & Adolescents. Previous to lecturing for the school, Jack was a Field Instructor since 1989 for graduate students at LifeWorks (previously Youth Options).

Jack has over 40 years of experience working with families and youth; including four years in children’s protective services, three years working in psychiatric residential treatment with adolescents, ten years as a family counselor in a crisis center, and about twenty years as a private practitioner of marriage and family counseling. As a private practitioner, Jack was twice voted (’94/’95) Austin’s best family therapist in the Parenting in the 90’s annual reader’s poll. He also has eight years of experience working as a manager and/or clinical supervisor of social service programs, and many years of experience providing contracted clinical supervision for social workers pursuing licensure as LCSW’s.

Currently Jack is providing social work services as a sole practitioner of counseling, consulting, and trainings, including limited training contracts for the Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS); a statewide nonprofit membership association dedicated to promoting excellence in youth services organizations through support, training, and advocacy.

Jack has presented papers or workshops at over 40 statewide and regional conferences, including the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the National Conference on Nonviolence, NASW Texas Conferences, the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Conference, the Governor’s Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse, and the Child Welfare League of America’s Southwest Training Conference.

Jack is licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and approved as a supervisor for Social Workers and a CEU Provider.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Client-directed, Outcome-informed Counseling; Family Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Youth Development Approaches; Adult Education (Transportability of Professional Training).


  • MSSW., The University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.A., The University of Texas at El Paso


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358