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By attracting and supporting a world-class faculty with the unique ability to conduct and translate academic research into action and positive social outcomes, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work provides its students an unmatched opportunity for education and application at one of the top schools of its kind in the nation.

Our faculty is one of the most diverse in The University of Texas at Austin, with a wide range of expertise in many topics including mental illness, substance abuse, health behavior interventions, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, child welfare, aging, grief and loss, and juvenile justice. See researchers profiles.

Professors Directory Table
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Barbara Anderson Barbara AndersonDetailsClinical ProfessorRoom #: 3.124EPhone: 512-232-7118Email: barbara.a@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Generalist practice, child welfare, medical social work and field education.
Marilyn Armour, Ph.D. Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorRoom #: 3.212DPhone: 512-471-3197Email: marmour@utexas.eduInterests: Family members of homicide victims, restorative justice implementation and evaluation, school-to-prison pipeline, restorative dialogue, qualitative research methods, violent death.
Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPADetailsProfessor and Director, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual AssaultRoom #: 3.130MPhone: 512-471-2877Email: nbusch@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Violence against women and children; social and public policy; social justice; international social work education, training and practice; and adoption and child welfare issues.
Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D. Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in GerontologyRoom #: 3.122DPhone: 512-232-9590Email: nchoi@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Geriatric Mental Health; Depression Treatment in Aging Services; Social Policy for older persons (Social Security and Supplemental Security Income); Program evaluation.
Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Ph.D. Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Ph.D.DetailsSenior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and ProfessorRoom #: 2.202CPhone: 512-232-3548Email: ahcole@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Pedagogy and curricula in higher education, brief counseling interventions, mentoring, and social work and religion/spirituality.
Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D. Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and Associate Dean for ResearchRoom #: 3.208GAPhone: 512-232-0625Email: ccubbin@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Social epidemiology; social inequalities in health; neighborhood environments and health; conceptualization and measurement of socioeconomic status/position
Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D. Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.DetailsCullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education and Distinguished Teaching ProfessorRoom #: 3.130BPhone: 512-471-9227Email: ddinitto@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Social welfare policy, alcohol and drug problems, and women’s issues
Rowena Fong, Ed.D. Rowena Fong, Ed.D.DetailsRuby Lee Piester Centennial Professor in Services to Children and FamiliesRoom #: 3.122GPhone: 512-471-1393Email: rfong@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Adoptions, child welfare, Chinese American children and families, human trafficking, culturally competent practice, translational research and practice.
Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D. Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate Dean for Doctoral Education and Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental HealthRoom #: 2.228Phone: 512-471-0533Email: cfranklin@mail.utexas.eduInterests: School mental health, solution-focused brief therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youths
Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSW Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSWDetailsSteve Hicks Professor of Addiction, Recovery and Substance Abuse ServicesRoom #: 3.122APhone: 512-232-9330Email: lorikay@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Substance abuse prevention and recovery, culturally grounded social work practice, social work with groups.
Yuri Jang, Ph.D. Yuri Jang, Ph.D.DetailsProfessorRoom #: 3.130CPhone: 512-471-1702Email: yjang12@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Gerontology; health disparities; minority aging; mental health and service utilization.
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D. Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.DetailsUniversity Distinguished Teaching Professor, Associate Dean for Health Affairs, and Co-Director for Institute for Collaborative Health Research and PracticeRoom #: 3.212GPhone: 512-475-9367Email: barbarajones@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Pediatric palliative and end-of-life care, grief and loss, childhood cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, children with medical complexity, parenting interventions in pediatrics, resilience, meaning-making and post traumatic growth, interprofessional education, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics, and international social work.
Jane A. Kretzschmar, LCSW Jane A. Kretzschmar, LCSWDetailsClinical ProfessorEmail: swjak@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Gatekeeping in social work education, field education, school social work, social work values and ethics, individual and family counseling, employee assistance programs.
Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D. Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.DetailsClara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Criminal JusticeRoom #: 3.130JPhone: 512-471-9246Email: mll@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Criminal justice, organizational development, computer applications to organizational and community development. Criminal justice; child welfare; U.S.-Mexico relations
Sandy Magaña, Ph.D., MSW Sandy Magaña, Ph.D., MSWDetailsProfessor in Autism and Neurodevelopmental DisabilitiesRoom #: 3.130HPhone: 512-232-9216Email: smagana@austin.utexas.edu
Jane Maxwell, Ph.D. Jane Maxwell, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ProfessorRoom #: 335LPhone: 512-656-3361 Email: jcmaxwell@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Trends and patterns of substance abuse in Texas, nationally, and internationally, with special interest on the US-Mexico border; patterns of use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone, and other opiate drugs; impaired driving programs; synthetic estimation techniques.
Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D. Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Professor and Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor EmeritaRoom #: 3.212AEmail: r.mcroy@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post-adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services.
Mary K. Mulvaney Mary K. MulvaneyDetailsClinical ProfessorRoom #: 3.124APhone: 512-471-9827Email: mmulvaney@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, child welfare, child and family services, administration and management.
Vicki Y. Packheiser, LCSW, ACSW Vicki Y. Packheiser, LCSW, ACSWDetailsClinical Professor and Provost Teaching FellowRoom #: 2.240Phone: 512-471-2364Email: vpackheiser@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Creativity and social work practice, art therapies, clinical practice, international social work, field education, service learning, professional resilience
Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D. Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.DetailsClara Pope Willoughby Centennial Professor in Child Welfare and Director of the CSWE Center for Diversity and Social and Economic JusticeRoom #: 3.130KPhone: 512-471-6266Email: ypadilla@utexas.eduInterests: Population studies focusing on racial and ethnic disparities in health and well-being with an emphasis on Mexican American children and families, poverty, immigration, and applications to social welfare policy development. Areas of practice specialization: policy analysis and community practice.
Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D. Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.DetailsBert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor in Social Work, Co-Director for Institute for Collaborative Health Research and PracticeRoom #: 3.106BPhone: 512-232-3405Email: bpomeroy@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Clinical social work courses with a focus on mental health, health and children and families; HIV/AIDS interventions; crime victims; interventions for offenders in the criminal justice system; and clinical social work group interventions for children, adults and families.
Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSW Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsJosleen and Frances Lockhart Memorial Professor Emeritus of Direct Practice in Social Work and Director of Social Work Learning Resource CenterRoom #: 1.218GPhone: 512-471-0520Email: cshorkey@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Generalist practice in social work, mental health and substance use disorders treatment, spirituality and faith-based alcohol/drug abuse treatment, and culturally competent/relevant services for underserved populations in chemical dependence programs.
Richard Spence, Ph.D. Richard Spence, Ph.D.DetailsResearch ProfessorRoom #: 335PPhone: 512-232-0608Email: rtspence@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Research in the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems; Needs assessment for AOD services; Outcomes assessment and performance management for AOD treatment; Planning and statewide resource allocation for AOD services.
David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsUniversity Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community ServicePhone: 512-232-7062Email: dwspringer@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice Reform; Leadership in Human Service Systems; Community-Based Interventions with At-Risk Youth; Community-Based Research and Intervention Research; Applied Psychometric Theory and Scale Development.
Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D. Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.DetailsProfessor and Meadows Foundation Centennial Professor in the Quality of Life in the Rural EnvironmentRoom #: 3.130GPhone: 512-471-0543Email: cstreeter@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Organization behavior and social administration, disaster preparedness and community response to crisis, school social work and dropout prevention, quality management in human services rural human services, social research and measurement.
Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW, LCSW Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW, LCSWDetailsClinical Professor and Adjunct Faculty LiaisonRoom #: 3.124KPhone: 512-475-7328Email: sudolsky@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Clinical social work, clinical supervision, program development and community practice.
William Tierney, M.D. William Tierney, M.D.DetailsProfessor; Chair, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical SchoolEmail: tierney@utexas.edu
Mary Velasquez, Ph.D. Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.DetailsCentennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional and Corporate Excellence; Director, Health Behavior Research and Training InstituteRoom #: 295MPhone: 512-471-7019Email: velasquez@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Behavioral Health, Integrated Primary Care, Evidence-based interventions, Transtheoretical Model (stages of change),  Motivational Interviewing.
Tanya Voss, MSSW Tanya Voss, MSSWDetailsClinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Field EducationRoom #: 2.234Phone: 512-471-0510Email: tmvoss@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, clinical supervision, policy and practice, community-based services for juvenile and criminal justice client-family systems, children of incarcerated parents.
Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D. Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.DetailsDean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social PolicyRoom #: 2.202BPhone: 512-471-1937Email: dean-ssw@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Adapting interventions for diverse ethnocultural families; suicide attempts among young Latinos; child and adolescent mental health; family functioning; advocacy for U.S. citizen-children.
Associate Professors Directory Table
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Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D. Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Associate ProfessorRoom #: 335KPhone: 512-475-8040Email: elisa.borah@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Military social work, behavioral health, evidence-based interventions for PTSD.
Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D. Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.106EPhone: 512-471-2797Email: esther.calzada@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Parenting, early childhood development, academic achievement, Latino families, racial/ethnic disparities
Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsResearch Associate ProfessorRoom #: 1.204BPhone: 512-471-7191Email: mfaulkner@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Child welfare, teen pregnancy/parenthood, women's health, child care, Latino families, immigration, child and family policy, advanced statistics: hierarchal linear modeling.
Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSW Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSWDetailsClinical Associate ProfessorRoom #: 3.124FPhone: 512-471-9240Email: tlinseisen@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Child abuse/neglect, children's mental health issues, family treatment, field instruction, social work methods, foster care and adoption issues, young adult issues, and clinical supervision.
Molly Lopez, Ph.D. Molly Lopez, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Associate ProfessorRoom #: 310BEPhone: 512-232-0614Email: mlopez@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Mental health services research, evidence-based practice, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, implementation science, fidelity assessment, workforce competency, systems of care.
Elizabeth Mueller, Ph.D. Elizabeth Mueller, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorPhone: 512-471-1151Email: ejmueller@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Social equity in cities, affordable housing, community development.
Ruben Parra-Cardona, Ph.D. Ruben Parra-Cardona, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.130FPhone: 512-232-9215Email: rparra@austin.utexas.edu
Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D. Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 3.122EPhone: 512-471-7160Email: mrountree@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Health disparities, intimate partner violence and heightened risk for HIV/AIDS, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions, prevention strategies tailored to women and communities of color.
Sarah Swords, LCSW Sarah Swords, LCSWDetailsClinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Master's ProgramsRoom #: 2.244Phone: 512-471-7231Email: saswords@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, gerontology, domestic violence, eating disorders, women's mental health, and philanthropy.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D. Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.DetailsAssociate ProfessorRoom #: 295JPhone: 512-232-0633Email: vonsternberg@mail.utexas.eduInterests: Health behavior interventions based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing, including alcohol- and tobacco-exposed pregnancy, HIV prevention, alcohol and other substance abuse in medical settings.
Assistant Professors Directory Table
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Terrence T. Allen, MSSA, Ph.D. Terrence T. Allen, MSSA, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.130DPhone: 512-232-4420Email: tallen@austin.utexas.eduInterests: The intersection between the child welfare, juvenile justice, education and mental health systems; the interaction between police and juveniles in urban communities; urban neighborhood development and community based program development and evaluation.
Joan E. Asseff, LMSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 2.240Phone: 512-471-0192Email: jasseff@utexas.edu
Mary Beer, LCSW Mary Beer, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124GPhone: 512-232-3833Email: mary.beer@austin.utexas.edu
Yessenia Castro, Ph.D. Yessenia Castro, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 295DPhone: 512-232-0778Email: ycastro@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Development, evaluation, and dissemination of interventions for health risk behaviors; effects of cultural factors, gender, and race/ethnicity on health behavior; Latino health; psychometrics.
Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D. Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D.DetailsResearch Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 335GPhone: 512-232-0618Email: dacohen@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Behavioral health services research, transition-aged youth, health information technology, integrated healthcare, care coordination, behavioral health policy, disability policy, implementation science.
Fiona Conway, Ph.D. Fiona Conway, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorEmail: fiona.conway@utexas.eduInterests: Biobehavioral interventions for health risk behaviors; treatments for trauma and stress-related disorders; athlete health; sports social work; violence prevention.
Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D. Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant Professor and Core Faculty of Women's and Gender StudiesRoom #: 3.130LPhone: 512-471-1713Email: sdeluca@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Suicide prevention with a focus on early adolescence to emerging adulthood; culturally appropriate interventions; help-seeking attitudes and behaviors; mental health disparities
Emmett Gill, Ph.D. Emmett Gill, Ph.D.DetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106GPhone: 512-475-7537Email: emmett.gill@athletics.utexas.eduInterests: Sports social work, athletes mental health, scandals in college sports
Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D. Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.122CPhone: 512-232-4418Email: laurengulbas@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Culture and Mental Health, Suicidal Behavior, Immigration, Family Systems, Race and Gender Studies, Latin America  
Mercedes Hernandez, Ph.D., LCSW Mercedes Hernandez, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106FPhone: 512-471-8189Email: mercedeh@utexas.eduInterests: Serious mental illness; mental health disparities; first-episode psychosis; culturally competent evidenced-based treatment for racial and ethnic minorities with serious mental illness and their families.
Cossy Hough, LCSW Cossy Hough, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124DPhone: 512-471-8226Email: cossyhough@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, case management, social administration, social welfare, public health, medical social work.
Abena Subira Mackall, Ed.D. Abena Subira Mackall, Ed.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorEmail: mackall@utexas.eduInterests: Social contexts of education and human development, juvenile/criminal justice, child welfare, poverty, qualitative methodologies, applied statistical methods
Angela M. Nonaka, Ph.D. Angela M. Nonaka, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106DPhone: 512-232-1942Email: angelanonaka@austin.utexas.edu
Sarah Sloan, LCSW Sarah Sloan, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124HPhone: 512-471-9107Email: ssloan@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education, clinical practice, group therapy, supervision, mindfulness, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, and generalist practice.
Robin Smith, LCSW Robin Smith, LCSWDetailsClinical Assistant Professor and Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program CoordinatorRoom #: 3.124JPhone: 512-471-3438Email: robinsmith@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Field education; mental health and chemical dependency assessment and recovery; medical social work and behavioral health interventions; suicide assessment and prevention; crisis intervention; 12-step recovery; family interventions.
Dede Sparks, LMSW Dede Sparks, LMSWDetailsClinical Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.124BPhone: 512-471-9063Email: dsparks@austin.utexas.edu
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSW Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Ph.D., MSWDetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: sgupta@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Health disparities, social determinants of health, interpersonal violence, health policy, racial equity, critical race theory.
Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D. Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D.DetailsAssistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.106CPhone: 512-471-1003Email: ahmedwhitt@utexas.edu
Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSW Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsResearch Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.116BPhone: 512-471-3198Email: leilawood@austin.utexas.edu
Lecturers Directory Table
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John Luk, M.D. John Luk, M.D.DetailsLecturer and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dell Medical SchoolPhone: 512-324-0165Email: jluk@seton.orgInterests: Pre-health professions education; medical education; interprofessional education; professional identity formation; pediatrics; quality improvement and patient safety.
Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D. Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Ph.D.DetailsLecturerRoom #: 3.122FPhone: 512-471-1831Email: diane.rhodes@utexas.eduInterests: Family violence, partner violence, violence against women, social inequity, popular culture
Adjuncts Directory Table
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Zaccheus J. Ahonle, Ph.D., CRC Zaccheus J. Ahonle, Ph.D., CRCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: ahonlezac@utexas.edu
Rosalie Ambrosino, Ph.D. Rosalie Ambrosino, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: rosalie.ambrosino@gmail.com
Bob Ambrosino, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: robert.ambrosino@utexas.edu.Interests: Social welfare policy, leadership development, homelessness, non-profit management, and working with soldiers severely injured in combat and their families.
Natalie Beck, DSW, LCSW Natalie Beck, DSW, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: nataliebeck@utexas.edu
Chris Burnett Chris BurnettDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: burnett@austin.utexas.edu
Elaine Cavazos, LCSW Elaine Cavazos, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: ehcavazos@utexas.edu
Patricia A. Cody, MSW, PhDDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-491-8327Email: triciacody@mail.utexas.edu
Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D., LCSW Johanna Creswell Báez, Ph.D., LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jbaez@smith.eduInterests: Social and Emotional Learning, Trauma and Resilience, School Mental Health, At-Risk Youth, Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research, Social Work Distance and Online Education, Residential Services for Emotionally Disturbed Youth, and Family Therapy.
Julia Cuba-Lewis Julia Cuba-LewisDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: juliacuba@genaustin.org
David Evans David EvansDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-440-4031Email: david.evans@atcic.orgInterests: Accreditation and quality improvement, executive management, residential treatment, and systems of care.
Margaret Hill, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: margaret.duval.hill@gmail.comInterests: Attachment and neurobiology-based therapies, family of origin issues, parenting, individual and group decision making.
Kristen A. HoganDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: hogank@austin.utexas.edu
Allyson Jervey Allyson JerveyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-763-0478Email: allyjervey@earthlink.netInterests: School-based mental health, outpatient therapies, and supervising clinicians working toward advanced licensure. Expertise includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, play therapy, the treatment of trauma survivors and attachment-disordered children.
Dana JonesDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: dana.jones@utexas.edu
Laura Jones-Swann Laura Jones-SwannDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104AEmail: lalaswann@gmail.comInterests: Program and curriculum development, providing educational programs to the community, teaching and helping support individuals on their journey of recovery and self awareness.M
Dina Kassler, Ph.D. Dina Kassler, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: dinakassler@yahoo.comInterests: Depression and anxiety treatment modalities; PTSD assessment and treatment, Treatment outcome research; Psychopharmacology; Addictions treatment; Geropsychology.
Braden Latham-JonesDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: lathamjones@gmail.com
Lori Lewis-ConerlyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: lorilconerly@yahoo.com
Sarah McCafferty, LCSW Sarah McCafferty, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-299-4406Email: sarah.m.mccafferty@gmail.comInterests: School-based social work, community organizing, social change movements, integration of multiple social identities, experiential group work, and generalist practice.
Alma MenaDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: alma.mena@austin.utexas.edu
Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D. Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D.DetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-480-8086Email: marksak@utexas.edu Interests: Professional interests include the clinical implications of the neurobiology of relationships between and among people as it relates to social service delivery and clinical work, with particular interest in group work, supervision, attachment, adolescents, and trauma.
Rosamaria Murillo, Ph.D., LMSW Rosamaria Murillo, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: rmurillo@austin.rr.comInterests: Organizational development within health and human service organizations; strategic planning; stakeholder engagement; policy practice, community-based participatory research, and workforce development
Jack Nowicki, LCSW Jack Nowicki, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jnowickisfbt@gmail.comInterests: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy; Client-directed, Outcome-informed Counseling; Family Therapy; Crisis Intervention; Youth Development Approaches; Adult Education (Transportability of Professional Training).
Cynthia Penwell, LCSW Cynthia Penwell, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: cspenwell@utexas.edu
Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPH Suzanne Potts, LMSW, MPHDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: spotts@utexas.edu
Stephanie L. Rivaux, Ph.D., LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: s_rivaux@mail.utexas.edu
Jaclyn N. Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC Jaclyn N. Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jsepp@me.comInterests: Jaclyn specializes in the therapeutic treatment of children, providing collaborative and responsive treatment to children, teens and their families.
Alba SerenoDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: alba.sereno@gmail.com
Deborah Sharp Deborah SharpDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: deborah.sharp@austin.utexas.edu
Jennifer Silva, LCSW Jennifer Silva, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: jennifersilva@utexas.edu
Russell Smith, LMSW Russell Smith, LMSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-491-8327Email: russasmith@aol.com
Erin Spalding, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: erinspaldinglcsw@gmail.com
Melissa Stewart Melissa StewartDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-423-8344Email: melissa.stewart@utexas.edu
Earley Ullrich, LCSW, RPT-S Earley Ullrich, LCSW, RPT-SDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: earleyullrich@utexas.edu
Rachel Union, LCSW Rachel Union, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-471-9826Email: rachelaunion@gmail.com
Deborah Webb, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, LCDC Deborah Webb, Ph.D., LCSW, LPC, LCDCDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-799-9358Email: debbiewebb@aol.comInterests: A dual diagnosis (severe mental Illness and chemical dependency) expert consultant. The founder of Good Chemistry Groups for persons with dual disorders.
Shane Whalley Shane WhalleyDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-917-3565Email: swhalley@austin.utexas.eduInterests: Social justice, LGBTQIA identities, sexism, cultural humility; power, privilege and oppression.
Christine Winston, LCSW Christine Winston, LCSWDetailsAdjunct Assistant ProfessorRoom #: 3.104APhone: 512-289-5802Email: christinewinston@gmail.com

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