Erin Spalding is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board-Approved Supervisor (LCSW-S). Erin has been the Program Director of the Christi Center, a local non-profit grief support center for over 15 years. She uses her Social Justice lens to guide programmatic growth and advocate for the evolving bereavement needs of the diverse Central Texas community. Erin also provides trauma-focused individual psychotherapy in private practice. Her clinical concentration is on crisis intervention, bereavement, life transition and healing from grief and loss.
Much of Erin’s career has centered on helping those in the community better understand grief in order to support others. She provides trainings in schools, hospitals, as well as, at conferences such as The Texas and National School Social Workers Conference and the National Alliance for Grieving Children. She began her teaching career at St. Edward’s University teaching Program Development. She currently holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, often teaching graduate level Grief and Loss and Grief Counseling.
Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Since graduating in 2007, she has supervised over 100 clinical interns and was recognized for her commitment to student interns by receiving the Field Instructor of the Year Award through The Steve Hicks School of Social Work (SHSSW) in 2017. In addition, she partnered with SHSSW and local bereavement professionals to start the Central Texas Grief Consortium to provide continued education and collaboration to serve the needs of those in grief.