Amy E. Korsch-Williams, MSSA, CNM, LISW-S

Director of Field Education and Instructor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Ms. Korsch-Williams, an Instructor and the Director of Field Education, is an independently licensed social worker with a practice background in infant and early childhood mental health and development, trauma-informed care, maternal health, child and adolescent behavioral health, and early intervention. She has 19 years of experience in both direct practice and leadership roles within child welfare, public health, community behavioral health, and academic settings.

Ms. Korsch-Williams’ teaching and scholarship interests are in the area of trauma-informed practice and in building trauma-informed systems. She contributes nationally to the training and professional development of students, educators, and practitioners in the area of trauma-informed care in developing a framework for trauma-informed social work education, both in the classroom and in field education.

Under the leadership of Ms. Korsch-Williams, the Mandel School Field Education Department oversees the training and practicum experiences of over 600 graduate social work students annually, both locally and nationally through the Mandel School virtual program. Ms. Korsch-Williams creates evidence based curricula and training programs that effectively prepare social work students for trauma-informed practice across settings and systems. She also contributes to the development of behavioral health workforce education and training models that prepare students to work in integrated care settings using a trauma-informed perspective.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

SASS 550. Trauma Informed Social Work with Children and Families

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Trauma-informed practice and systems
  • Trauma-informed field instruction
  • Early intervention


Certificate of Nonprofit Management
Case Western Reserve University
Certified Nurse Midwife
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Social Science Administration
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts
John Carroll University