Margaret Bassett

Margaret Bassett

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Project Manager

Margaret Bassett, LPC-S, is the Director of the Expert Witness Programs at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA)  at The University of Texas at Austin. She provides consultation and training on the use of expert witnesses in cases involving interpersonal crimes. She has worked in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault for more than 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently in the criminal justice system.  She testifies as an expert witness in criminal and civil court cases and teaches a graduate course on domestic violence. She received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and is a licensed professional counselor. She served as a Peace Corp Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Her professional interests include:  violence against women; intimate partner violence; sexual assault; trauma; safety planning and risk assessment.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, expert witness training.




John W. Hargis Hall (JHH)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1823 Red River St. 1.116A
STOP D3510
Austin, TX 78712