Cynthia Penwell, LCSW

Cynthia Penwell, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), in private practice at Life Forward Counseling. She primarily works with children and families with trauma and dysfunction, but also enjoys her adult and couples work. She also has worked for many years as a medical social worker, and continues to facilitate groups at an Intensive Outpatient Program and at a Domestic Violence center. She has broad nonprofit experience, and was Executive Director and owner of a social service agency providing mentors, recreation therapy, parent coaching, and summer and after-school services to at risk and disabled youth in the community. In addition, she is cross-trained in multiple disciplines such as domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, mental health, health care, rural social work, child protective services reintegration project, and education. In addition, she is former Executive Board Member of the Community Resource and Collaboration Group and current Executive Board Member of PLAN of Central Texas. She provides continuing education and presentations to other professionals about trauma, attachment, child development, tolerance, and medical social work issues. As the parent of three adopted children she brings a lifetime of advocacy and passion for the issues of families who are impacted by emotional and behavioral concerns.

Education

  • M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., University of South Florida

Contact

Social Work Building

Room:3.104A
Phone:512-471-9826
Fax:512-471-9600
Email:cspenwell@utexas.edu

Mailing Address

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