Donna Amtsberg

Clinical Assistant Professor

Room: 411 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-1491
Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

As social work educators we have a responsibility to not only honor our past but to positively impact our future.  We are able to do both by staying current with research, nurturing the possibilities within our students and within ourselves, and by maintaining a strong relationship with our community.


MSW, University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, 2002
BS, Psychology, University of Houston, 1998

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (August 2009)
Certified to provide psychotherapy services through the Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) practice model.

Areas of specialization

  • Social policy
  • Macro social work practice
  • Political social work.

Research Interests

  • Clinical social work practice
  • Macro social work practice
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Family violence, crisis intervention
  • Adult violent death fatality review
  • Equine-assisted psychotherapy
  • Play Therapy

Community Involvement

Board Member, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (HCDVCC), 1997 to Present Bo
Chair, Adult Violent Death Review Team, Harris County (AVDRT)  2004 to Present
Board Member, Houston Community College, Human Services Technology Dept., 2002 to Present
Chair, Workplace Violence subcommittee of HCDVCC, 1998 to 2002
Board Member, Allocations Committee, Texas Council of Family Violence, 1997 to 2013


Texas Speech Communications Journal, August 1997, Cruelty to Animals … A Communication Form in Family Violence

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