Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5354 USA
- A.C.S.W., LMSW
- Ph.D., Washington University
- M.S.W., Western Michigan University
- B.S., Central Michigan University
Dr. Way has been teaching in the School of Social Work since 1991 and joined the faculty in 2000. Dr. Way teaches interpersonal practice courses, including practice with individuals and families, psychopathology, group practice, and core concepts of trauma. Her specialization is child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse. Dr. Way co- coordinates the TF-CBT (Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) training project with Dr. Karen VanDeusen, and leads the Implementation Science project in collaboration with Fordham University and Hunter College as part of the NCTSN (National Child Traumatic Stress Network). Her research areas include socio-emotional development in children who have been maltreated, development of sexual offending behaviors in adolescents, and secondary traumatic stress for students who are exposed to trauma content in their graduate education.