Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently works as a Healthy Steps Specialist at Denver Health. Emily specializes in working with children birth to 3 and their families around infant mental health, development, and behavior. Emily has a special interest in working with high risk families with the goal of promoting the parent-child relationship while mitigating and buffering the effects of toxic stress.
Emily has received both a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and a Masters of Science in Education (MSEd) in Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention. While working on her graduate degrees, Emily also completed a two-year fellowship in the Relationships for Growth and Learning program at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York, training in Peer Play Psychotherapy. Emily is also a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children (PCIT-TC) trainer as well as an ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE trainer.
Emily’s previous work and training experiences exemplify her commitment to the field of infant mental health. She is dedicated to the growth and sustainability of infant mental health work in Colorado and nationally, and is looking forward to taking a leadership role with CoAIMH to help support these goals. Emily enjoys working with and learning from other infant mental health specialists and she feels she brings expertise and passion to the role of the Vice President of Membership.