Elizabeth B. Nowicki, LCSW, ACSW, a 1986 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, has directed the Office of Professional Development since it was established in 2000.

Nowicki, trained as a clinician, worked in Austin-area children’s acute and residential treatment programs. She served as director of the Regional Network for Children of Central Texas (1992-2000). While in that role, Nowicki began planning workshops for professionals in children’s services and found that she was drawn to continuing education work.

For Nowicki, directing the Office of Professional Development is a perfect match of skill set and interest, and she finds great satisfaction in helping fellow social workers. “They leave trainings energized and ready to go back to challenging jobs with greater expertise and knowledge to help client populations,” says Nowicki.

Professional Interests

Continuing education, distance learning, university/community collaboration, social work professional issues, information and referral services, child and family services, early childhood development.