Portrait of Thomasina Jenkins (black woman), Clinical Assistant Professor

Thomasina Jenkins, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Social Work
  • Field Liaison, Social Work Field Program

Thomasina Jenkins is a clinical assistant professor and social work field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while participating in the Title IV-E Child Welfare program, and completed post graduate certificates in Trauma Counseling and AODA Clinical Supervision. She is a licensed clinical social worker responsible for teaching field seminars and overseeing field placements for community based-mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, outpatient clinics, and medical settings.

Thomasina has experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings such as: homeless shelters, hospital and community mental health, child welfare, and mental health/AODA outpatient and residential settings. Most recently, Thomasina served as a school-based therapist in an agency partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools. Thomasina has maintained a private mental health practice since 2012 in response to the need for African American clinicians. She has been an adjunct instructor at UW-Milwaukee since 2019 where she taught Direct Practice and Methods I.


  • AODA Clinical Supervision Certificate
  • Trauma Counseling Certificate
  • MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Interests:

  • Mental health and substance use disorders
  • Trauma
  • African-centered psychology
  • Child welfare
  • Human trafficking
  • Professional development and self-care
  • Private practice


  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Independent Clinical Supervisor

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Workers (member)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (member)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (member)
  • Black Clinicians Milwaukee (co-founder)
  • International Association of Trauma Professionals (CCTP)

Curriculum Vitae