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Donna Shanor, LCSW-S, LCDC

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Donna Shanor, LCSW-S, LCDC




The University of Texas at Austin, MSSW

The University of Oklahoma, BSW

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Donna Shanor, LCSW, LCDC, is a licensed clinical social worker and the Interim Executive Clinical Director of Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health. In her role, she supervises the UT Health Austin social workers, dietitians, and pharmacists in the clinical areas and coordinates integration of social workers, dietitians, and pharmacists within their respective clinical settings. She specializes in providing individual, couple, family, and group counseling, including crisis intervention. Additionally, Donna Shanor is an Assistant Professor of Practice in The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.

Donna earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from The University of Oklahoma, her master’s degree in social work with a clinical concentration from The University of Texas at Austin and her master’s degree in Health Transformation, from Dell Medical School in collaboration with McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Donna is an associate of TEND Academy and has provided training to helping professionals on topics related to burnout, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare and Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

Board Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Board-Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Awards & Honors

  • Health Care Social Work Leader of the Year, Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Clinical Research/Studies

Clinical Research/Studies

She is currently a principal investigator and co-lead of the Zero Suicide initiative at UT Health Austin. A gap was identified in safer suicide care, and she responded with an evidence-based framework to apply along with funding to implement the program.

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