Amy Damashek

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Amy Damashek
Associate Professor
Office: 
(269) 387-4920
Location: 
3528 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5439
Mailing address: 
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007
Teaching interests: 
  • Abnormal child psychology
  • Lifespan development
  • Child behavior therapy
  • Psychological assessment
Research interests: 
  • Unintentional childhood injury
  • Child maltreatment
Bio: 

Dr. Amy Damashek is an associate professor for the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University.

Damashek completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Her recent research has focused on the role of caregiver supervision in children's unintentional injuries, particularly among low-income families. She is interested in cultural differences among parents with regard to their safety beliefs and child injury prevention practices. She has conducted research on factors related to client engagement in home-based services to prevent child neglect (i.e., SafeCare) and is interested in implementing evidence-based child maltreatment interventions and prevention programs in the state of Michigan. Clinically, Damashek is well-versed in evidence-based psychotherapies for child and adolescent behavior problems, treatment of inappropriate youth sexual behaviors, and treatment of child post traumatic stress disorder.