Samantha Zuniga Thompson, LCSW-S, Director of Capacity Building

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“I’m excited to work in a place that values and promotes the integration of research into social work practice. TXICFW understands the importance of supporting clinicians in providing effective and informed services to children and families. I’m excited to be a part of this team and continue to support programs and research that benefits children and families in our community and beyond.”

Samantha Zuniga Thompson, LCSW-S, has over 15 years of experience providing therapeutic support services to children and families who have experienced trauma. Samantha’s area of expertise is working with caregiver’s involved in the child welfare system as well as developing best practices and trauma informed programs that serve families. In her professional roles she has experience in the areas of individual and family therapy, case management, clinical supervision, and program development. Samantha has worked in various agencies in the Austin area including SafePlace (now SAFE) and The Center for Child Protection.

Samantha’s professional passion is in developing equitable programs and interventions for caregivers with the overall goal of promoting healthy and thriving families in our community. Samantha has a Masters of Science in Social Work from UT Austin and a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Texas State University. The Neurosequential Network acknowledges that Samantha Thompson has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level. Samantha is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate.

See Samantha’s CV
samantha.thompson@austin.utexas.edu