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

In the News

Training the next generation of behavioral health workers
September 2, 2021

HRSA awards CWRU $1.9M Integrated Behavioral Health Training program grant
July 22, 2021

Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice Symposium—Envisioning an Anti-Racist Future: From Practice to Policy (Part 3) | Radically Imagining Anti-Racist Social Work Research Using a Trauma-Informed, Socially Just Framework
March 5, 2021

SSWR 2021 Virtual Conference: Award Winner & Presentations
January 19, 2021

CSWE 2020 Virtual Annual Program Meeting: Celebration & Presentations
November 12, 2020

SSWR 2020 Annual Conference: Presenters and Award Winners
January 16, 2020

CSWE 2019 APM: Presenters | Award Winners | Hokenstad Lecture
October 21, 2019

$1.1 Million Federal Grant Will Prepare Social Workers for the Frontlines of the Opioid Crisis
September 19, 2019

CWRU researchers awarded $1.1 million federal grant to train practitioners to treat opioid abuse disorders
August 16, 2019

Interprofessional Education Program with MetroHealth Gives Mandel School Social Workers Deep Team-Based Experience
October 23, 2018

Field Education Appreciation Event–Innovations in Field Instruction: A Trauma Informed Approach
June 22, 2018

Trauma Center Launches at the Mandel School
by Mandel School on April 17, 2018 

First Do No Harm: A Framework for Trauma Informed Social Work Education on March 20
by Mandel School on March 4, 2018

2018 Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare at CWRU on March 9
by Mandel School on March 4, 2018