Faculty and Staff

Jacquie Withers is a licensed clinical social worker with  extensive social work experience in healthcare and hospice. She has practiced as a social worker in Central Florida for over thirty five years. She has worked at UCF since 2006 as a therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and has been the Director of Field Education for the School of Social Work since 2008.  She has been recognized by NASW as the Social Worker of the Year for the State of Florida in 2010 and by the State Division of the American Cancer Society for outstanding service to cancer patients and their families.

  • MSW, Master of Social Work, Florida State University
  • LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Member, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors
  • Board Member, Florida Field Consortium
Areas of Specialty
  • Medical Social Work
  • oncology
  • hospice
  • Celebrating Founders’ Day Honorees in CHPS
    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | April 7, 2022
    Congratulations to the faculty and students in the College of Health Professions and Sciences who were recognized at this year’s UCF Founders’ Day award ceremony on April 6.  Excellence in...
  • New Field Education Director Continues UCF School of Social Work’s Focus on Collaborative Community Learning
    Written By: UCF School of Social Work | November 16, 2020
    Field education is the signature pedagogy and an important component of social work practice. It prepares UCF Social Work students to serve as clinical and generalist professionals in the real...
  • Social Work Student Launches Food Pantry at Community School
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 6, 2020
    Celine Rodriguez, a social work graduate student, didn’t really understand food insecurity issues until she witnessed it firsthand at the Academic Center for Excellence in Parramore during her internship. She...
  • The UCF School of Social Work’s Impact on International Treaties
    Written By: The School of Social Work | May 16, 2019
    Seven representatives from India’s judiciary, education, and counseling fields recently visited UCF’s School of Social Work to better understand the processes by which our students are taught about domestic violence...
  • UCF Partnership Helps Nonprofit Expand and Thrive
    Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | March 20, 2018
    Since 2008, the School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida has been a major partner with HOPE Helps, a nonprofit in Oviedo, by providing many interns over the years. HOPE...
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