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Amy Damashek

Amy Damashek

Amy Damashek
Assistant Professor

Office: (269) 387-4920
Email:

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

Bio
Dr. Amy Damashek is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Damashek’s recent research has focused on the role of caregiver supervision in children’s unintentional injuries, particularly among low-income families.  Dr. Damashek is also interested in cultural differences among parents with regard to their safety beliefs and child injury prevention practices. In addition, Dr. Damashek 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, Dr. 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.

Teaching interests

  • Abnormal child psychology
  • Lifespan development
  • Child behavior therapy
  • Psychological assessment

Research interests

  • Unintentional childhood injury
  • Child maltreatment

Area of expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
    Dr. Amy Damashek completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Her research interests are in the area of unintentional childhood injury and child maltreatment. Dr. Damashek's recent research has focused on the role of caregiver supervision in children's unintentional injuries, particularly among low-income families. Dr. Damashek is interested in cultural differences among parents with regard to their safety beliefs and child injury prevention practices. Dr. Damashek 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, Dr. 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.