Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW, LCSW

Mitch Sudolsky, MSSW, LCSW

Clinical Professor and Adjunct Faculty Liaison

Mitch Sudolsky, LCSW, is a clinical professor and adjunct faculty liaison at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. He has 37 years of post-MSSW experience as an administrator, supervisor, and clinician, and he comes to UT after sixteen years as the director of Jewish Family Service of Austin. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked for three years in residential treatment programs for adolescents prior to enrolling at UT in 1976, and supervised a group home for teens with co-occurring disorders while in graduate school. After earning his MSSW in 1978, Mr. Sudolsky worked for fourteen years in rural community mental health programs in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico as a clinical social worker and program director, where he provided services to a diverse clientele ranging from children and families to nursing home residents. During this time he also started a training program for mental health workers at Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado. He then accepted an appointment as behavioral science coordinator at a family medicine residency program affiliated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he taught physicians and provided mental health services in a community based hospital training program for seven years. He has also worked as a program evaluation consultant to a youth agency in Raton, N.M. where he evaluated teen pregnancy prevention and delinquency diversion programs. He has also served as a lecturer with the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy as part of a varied career in teaching and professional training. He has served on several hospital and community ethics committees, including ten years on the ethics committee at the Austin State Hospital, and has also worked as a grants reviewer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He teaches “Clinical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis,” “Foundations of Social Justice,” “Ethics and Social Work Practice,” and “Advanced Integrative Capstone in Social Work Knowledge and Practice.” He also leads continuing education seminars on bioethics for clinical social workers and other health care professionals. When he is not teaching, seeing clients, or providing clinical supervision for social workers, he is an avid bicyclist, musician, gardener and aficionado of UT and New York Giants football. He also manages to find time for his wife, a women’s health nurse practitioner, and their two children.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Clinical social work, clinical supervision, program development and community practice.


  • M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Cornell University

Teaching History


Social Work Building


Mailing Address

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