Margaret Bassett, LPC-S, is the Director of Applied Research & Innovative Instruction at the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She provides education, consultation, and training in interpersonal violence, including on the use of expert witness 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, including the criminal justice system. She is called to testify as an expert witness in a variety of systems. She is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas in Austin. She received her Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and is a licensed professional counselor. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

Professional Interests

Violence against women, intimate partner violence; sexual assault; human trafficking; trauma; safety planning, and risk assessment.