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

Senior Instructor
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Ms. Korsch-Williams, a Senior Instructor and the previous Assistant Dean 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 is a faculty affiliate of the Center on Trauma and Adversity. Her teaching and scholarship interests are centered in the area of trauma-informed practice and in building trauma-informed systems. Ms. Korsch-Willams contributes nationally to the training and professional development of students, educators, and practitioners in the area of trauma-informed care and in developing frameworks 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 oversaw 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
Google Scholar

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

SASS 550. Trauma Informed Social Work with Children and Families
SASS 549. Theory and Practice Approaches in Direct Practice Social Work

Research Information

Research Interests

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


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

Additional Information


  • Children, Youth and Families