Faculty Profile for Dr. Jennifer Alissa Vasquez

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Dr. Jennifer Alissa Vasquez
Assistant Professor — School of Social Work
ENC 150A
phone: (512) 245-2592

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Vasquez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor (LCSW-S), NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), EMDR Trained Clinician, Integral Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP) Practitioner, International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT-C) Certified Yoga Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) with a specialization in trauma. She is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University, School of Social Work.

2022 Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas
PhD, Social Work, GPA 4.0/4.0

2007 Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois
Master of Social Work, GPA 3.84/4.0

1998 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, GPA 3.49/4.0

Jennifer Vasquez, PhD, LCSW-S
512-245-2592 | jvasquez@txstate.edu
Physical office location | Encino 174
Online office location | https://txstate.zoom.us/j/9303887669
Office hours | by appointment

Teaching Interests

SOWK 5373 Advanced Group Intervention
SOWK 5372 Advanced Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention with Individuals

Research Interests

Trauma, addiction, and yoga therapy

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Galan-Cisneros, P. A., Hildebrandt, E. J., Vasquez, J. A., & Gomez, R. J. (2023). The New Normal That Never Happened: Faculty and Students Navigating Through Collective and Shared Trauma. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 29, 8–25. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/issue/current
  • Vasquez, J. A. (2020). Viverette, A., Vasquez, J., Moreno, N., Ruelas, R., Gomez, R.J. (2020).  A gap in the recovery continuum:  Is a San Antonio recovery high school the solution? Recovery High School Task Force.
  • James, J. (2006, March). Yoga as an Integrated Therapy. Social Work Networker. Chicago, IL, United States: National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas Field Instructor of the Year, The Texas Field Educators' Consortium. 2013 - 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University Alumni Association. May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Heart of Social Work Award, Field Instructor of the Year, College of Public Policy, Department of Social Work, University of Texas, San Antonio. 2013 - 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence and Dedication in Working with Diverse Populations, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. 2011

Selected Grants

  • Vasquez, Jennifer Alissa. Emerging Scholar Research Grant, Our Lady of the Lake University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $570. (Submitted: January 29, 2020, Funded: February 26, 2020 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Field Education committee
February 2020-Present
Field Curriculum committee
March 9, 2020-August 31, 2023
Women’s Rights Committee, National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter
May 14, 2020-February 28, 2023
BHWET Grant application review committee
February 2020-May 2020
Program Standards Committee