Mitch Sudolsky, LCSW, is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. When he is not teaching at UT, he is the director of Jewish Family Service of Austin, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in social work form 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 delinquents while in graduate school. After earning his MSW 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 which ranged from services to children and families to programs in nursing homes. 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 his current position on the ethics committee at the Austin State Hospital, and also serves on the Community Council of the Community Action Network, a well-respected planning and research program in Austin. He teaches “Clinical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis,” “Foundations of Social Justice,” and “Ethics and Social Work Practice.” When he is not teaching, seeing clients, or supervising social workers at JFS, he is an avid runner, bicyclist, musician, 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)
His current work at Jewish Family Services includes clinical supervision, program development, and providing clinical services and public education programs.
- M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin
- B.A., Cornell University
Social Work BuildingRoom:3.104A
Mailing AddressThe University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358