Sarah Swords, LCSW

Sarah Swords, LCSW

Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Master's Programs

Sarah Swords is clinical associate professor and currently serves as assistant dean for master’s programs. She is also the coordinator of the GRACE (Gerontology Resources and the Aging Community in Education) Program, a field-based collaboration with agencies serving older adults and their families that aims to increase the number of professional social workers working with older adults. Sarah has over 15 years of experience as a clinical social worker, working in agency settings focused on family service and domestic violence. She also had a private practice, providing psychotherapy, supervision and consultation. Sarah is licensed by the state of Texas as an LCSW and is a board approved supervisor. She is a member of the Texas chapter of NASW, the American Society on Aging, and is an active community volunteer.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Field education, gerontology, domestic violence, eating disorders, women’s mental health, and philanthropy.


  • M.S.W., Simmons College
  • B.A., University of Rochester


Social Work Building


Mailing Address

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