Kristen Carney

Kristen Carney

Part-time Faculty

Kristen Carney



Kristen Carney graduated from Wayne State University’s Advanced Standing MSW Program in 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings including child welfare, afterschool programs, college counseling centers, and private practice. Specialized training and areas of expertise include trauma treatment and perinatal mental health.
Kristen has been a part-time faculty member since 2017 and has worked in teaching, advising, and college counseling roles in higher education. She has a particular interest in college access and college student mental health and wellness.


Degrees and Certifications

  • MSW, Wayne State University, 2011
  • BSW, Western Michigan University, 2010
  • The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress: Assessment, Treatment, & Advanced Clinical Practice Postgraduate Training, Postpartum Stress Center, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, March 2018
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) International Association of Trauma Professionals, 2018
  • Somatic Psychotherapy and Practices, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, California, 2021

Teaching Interests

Practice Methods, BSW & MSW

Areas of Expertise

  • College Student Mental Health
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Somatic Psychotherapy and Practices


Courses taught by Kristen Carney

Winter Term 2023

Winter Term 2022

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