Margaret Bassett, LPC-S, Director Applied Research & Innovative Instruction, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA), The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She is a licensed professional counselor and has over 30 years of practice experience in the field of interpersonal violence. She provides education, consultation, and training on interpersonal violence, including expert witness in cases involving intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. She has worked in a variety of settings, including non-profit, mental health and criminal justice systems. She has testified as an expert witness in criminal, civil, military, state, and federal legal systems. She is an adjunct assistant professor at The University of Texas, Austin and is pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. She received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Her professional interests include training and education in violence against women, intimate partner violence; sexual assault; human trafficking; stalking, trauma; safety planning, risk assessment, and social justice.
Violence against women, intimate partner violence; sexual assault; human trafficking; trauma; safety planning, and risk assessment.