Jennifer Silva, LCSW

Jennifer Silva, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jennifer W. Silva, LCSW, is assistant chief for social work services at the Central Veterans Healthcare System (VA). She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work in 2003 with her masters of science in social work. Silva’s main areas of focus include issues related to assessment and treatment of behavioral health needs, suicide prevention and medical social work in the veteran population. She has worked for the VA for over seven years in multiple areas,has served as chair for the National Care Management and Social Work Services (CM/SWS) Public Relations Committee for the past two years, and is a member of the National CM/SWS Leadership Council. In addition to her role in VA, she is an adjunct professor at the  School of Social Work, where she teaches a graduate level class on the specific needs of the veteran population. She has a passion for leadership development in addition to her clinical love of crisis intervention.

Teaching History


Social Work Building


Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358