Crystal D. Carter, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Associate Professor and Field Liaison
Social Work

Crystal D. Carter is a clinical associate professor and social work field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 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 veteran’s services.

Crystal has a vast amount of experience in the social service field including management, child welfare, and public assistance. Prior to her current position, she worked for many years at Ascension Healthcare of Wisconsin as an outpatient psychotherapist providing individual and group therapy to youth, adults, families, and couples. Crystal was an adjunct instructor at Upper Iowa University and Bryant and Stratton College where she taught Marriage and the Family, Introduction to Human Services, Developmental Psychology: Birth to Adolescence, and Critical Thinking.

As a graduate student in social work at UW-Milwaukee, Crystal's emphasis was on children and families. Her passion continues to be serving and educating the community.


  • MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Professional Interests:

  • Mental health
  • Women's issues; particularly African American
  • Family Systems
  • Health disparities in underserved communities


  • Clinical Social Worker


  • Board of Directors for King's Academy School

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Workers member
  • Zonta Club of Milwaukee

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