Jennifer Silva, LCSW

Jennifer Silva, LCSW

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jennifer W. Silva, LCSW, serves as the 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, suicide prevention and medical social work in the veteran population. She has worked for VA for eight years in multiple areas, clinically in the suicide prevention program and administratively in several roles. She serves as chair for the National Care Management and Social Work Services (CM/SWS) Public Relations Committee and is a member of the National CM/SWS Leadership Council. In addition to her role in VA, she is an adjunct assistant professor at the  School of Social Work, where she teaches a graduate level class on the specific needs of the active duty and veteran populations. She has a passion for leadership development in addition to her clinical love of crisis intervention.


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358