Assistant Professor
Mandell School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
11235 Bellflower Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106


Doctor of Clinical Social Work (DSW). University of Pennsylvania. 2015
Reach focus: Assessment of complex trauma in children

Master of Social Work (MSW). Ohio State University. 2008
Clinical Concentration, Child and Family Focus

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Journalism. Ohio Wesleyan University. 2006
Cum Laude and University Honors

Professional Licensure

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) I.110012




Academic Appointments

Assistant Director, Center on Trauma and Adversity,
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. 
Case Western University, Cleveland, OH.
Assistant Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH. 

Adjunct Instructor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Case Western Reserve University.   Cleveland, OH.  2015- 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant. University of Pennsylvania.                 2014

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

King, J.A. & Korsch-Williams, A.E. First, Do No Harm: A Framework for Trauma Informed Social Work Education. Interactive Workshop. Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 2017.

King, J.A. & Korsch-Williams, A.E. The Cost of Caring—Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout, and the Importance of Self-Care. Interactive Workshop. 50th Annual Midwest School Social Work Conference, Cleveland, OH. October 2017.

Korsch-Williams, A.E. & King, J.A. Trauma Informed Field Seminars: Creating a Foundation for Self- Awareness in Practice. Interactive Workshop. Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 2017.

Prince, D. M., Cage, J., King, J.A., Connell, C.M.. Applying Principles of Trauma-Informed Care to Foster Youths’ Perceptions of Placement Change, Permanency, and Treatment. Oral Presentation. 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research San Francisco, CA January 2019.

Funded Proposals

Department of Justice.  Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth.  Subcontract of Ohio Attorney General’s Office, $499,555, (CWRU Subcontract $87,194). 10/1/17-1/1/19.  PI: Megan Holmes.
Department of Justice. Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth. Subcontract of Ohio Attorney General’s Office, $1,000,000 (CWRU Subcontract $221, 934). 1/1/19-1/30/21. Co-Investigator.
St. Luke’s Foundation.  Healing Network Nights. $14,960.  Co-Principal Investigator.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Berg, K. A., Bender*, A. E., Evans*, K. E., Holmes, M. R., Davis, A. P., Scaggs, A. L., & King, J. A. (In Press). Service needs of children exposed to domestic violence: Qualitative findings from a statewide survey of domestic violence agencies. Children and Youth Services Review.

King, J.A., Solomon, P., & Ford, J. D. (2016, April 21). The Cameron Complex Trauma Interview (CCTI): Development, Psychometric Properties, and Clinical Utility. Psychological Trauma:  Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. tra0000138

King, J.A. (2015).  “Getting the Picture: A Cartoon-Based Assessment Tool for Complex Trauma in Children” Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations. Paper 68.  ttp://

Manuscripts in Preparation

Holmes, M. R., Rentrope, C. R., Korsch-Williams, A., & King, J. A. (Revise & Resubmit). Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Posttraumatic Stress, Grief, Burnout, and Secondary Trauma of Social Workers in the United States. Clinical Social Work Journal.

Clinical Experience

Child and Family Therapist. Linden Behavioral Pediatrics. Westlake, OH.  Conduct comprehensive assessments, individual, family, and parent-support sessions for children and adolescents in a specialized group private practice setting. Design curriculum for, and facilitate ‘Ready, Set, RELAX’ mindfulness-based stress reduction group for school-age children, adolescent girls, and adolescent boys on a rotating basis.2015-2016
Outpatient Psychotherapist. Family Practice and Counseling Network. Philadelphia, PA. Conducted biopsychosocial evaluations, individual, and family therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adults at a Federally Qualified Health Center, within an integrated care model. Designed curriculum and facilitate ‘Strength in Numbers-Strengthen Ourselves’ cognitive-behavioral group therapy program for depressed women in their 20s. Designed curriculum and facilitate ‘YoFam Trauma Sensitive Family Yoga Group’ for parents and children impacted by trauma.2012-2015
Therapist. Mazzoni Center. Philadelphia, PA.  Provided biopsychosocial assessments and mental health counseling services to LGBTQ+ individuals with a wide range of presenting problems and concerns.2011-2012
School-Based Counselor. Bellefaire JCB. Cleveland, OH. Provided diagnostic assessments, mental health counseling, group therapy, and community support services to students referred by teachers, parents, or administrative staff at two K-8 CMSD elementary schools.2008-2011
Direct Care Provider/Group Specialist. The Village Network. Columbus, OH.  Designed curriculum for, and facilitated psychoeducational and therapeutic groups at the partial hospitalization level of care for court-ordered juvenile offenders.2006-2008


Council for Social Work Education2016-Current
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies2012-Current
National Association of Social Workers2008-Current

Specialized Training