Faculty and Staff

Melissa Thompson, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Instructor 

Phone: 813-974-8373
Office: MHC 1402
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Curriculum Vitae


Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson, MSW, LCSW is a Clinical Instructor at the University of South Florida School Of Social Work and serves as the Online MSW Field Coordinator. She is also the co-faculty advisor for the School of Social Work partnership with the BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic at USF. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science as well as her Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Florida.  Before entering the field of Social Work, she spent four years working in state government and nonprofit agencies.

Melissa’s primary clinical interest is in treating children and adults who have experienced trauma. Melissa worked as a therapist with the Corbett Trauma Center at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for six years while also participating as a therapist on a National Institute of Mental Health grant to test the feasibility of a stepped care trauma-focused intervention for children. Melissa spent five years in private practice before becoming a full-time faculty at USF. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida as well as a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.