Jack Nowicki, LCSW

Jack Nowicki, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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

Jack has over 30 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, and fifteen years in a marriage and family counseling private practice.  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 8 years of experience working as a manager and/or clinical supervisor of social service programs, and many years of experience providing private clinical supervision for social workers pursuing licensure as social work LCSW’s.

Jack currently works part time as a trainer for the Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) and part time in his own counseling & consulting practice. TNOYS is a statewide nonprofit membership association dedicated to promoting excellence in youth services organizations through support, training, and advocacy. Before working at TNOYS, for ten years Jack worked with families and youth providing crisis counseling services and brief therapy at LifeWorks in Austin, Texas.

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 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; approved as a supervisor for Social Workers and CEU Provider, and a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Strengths-based Counseling; Family Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Youth Development; Adult Education.


  • M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.A., University of Texas at El Paso


Social Work Building


Mailing Address

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