Amethyst St. Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor’s in Social Worker from Clark Atlanta University and a Master’s of Social Work with a focus in trauma-informed care from Barry University. She began her work in the trauma field while working with the Victim’s Witness Assistance Program in Atlanta, GA and has since held positions in the field of crisis, case management, group facilitation, and individual therapy. She has worked with adults, families, diverse populations, children with chronic illness, dual diagnosis, and within the criminal justice system. She has also assisted in facilitating therapeutic treatment groups and provided community-based services for medically underserved people impacted by trauma. Prior to joining FIU, she provided behavioral health screenings, individual therapy, crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling and transgender care services in Miami, FL. In addition to her clinical role, she possesses expertise in community organizing, and advocacy, serving as the Miami Chapter President of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NASWB).
She is currently the Visiting BSSW Field Coordinator and a Visiting Assistant Teaching Faculty member in the School of Social Work.