All in all the conference was truly inspiring; a great reminder of why we all do what we do!
Novato, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 04, 2011
Mary Steinberg, a San Francisco Bay Area licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who specializes in trauma recovery, presented at the annual Early Mental Health Initiative (EMHI) conference on January 26 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego. Steinberg discussed the importance of somatically-focused reflective listening, a form of listening which requires the use of one’s whole being, in the early prevention and intervention program Partners In Play (PIP).
“All in all the conference was truly inspiring; a great reminder of why we all do what we do,” said Steinberg, a twenty-year mental healthcare professional. She saw the conference as a progressive, broad-minded opportunity for educators, playroom aides, and mental health professionals to further their education.
“The conference brought all EMHI professionals together so we could learn from each other,” said Steinberg. The training conference was sponsored by the California Department of Mental Health and featured over fifty workshops. Participants included EMHI program staff, school psychologists, educators, and mental health consultants, and various other types of therapists like Steinberg.
According to the California Department of Mental Health, the goals of EMHI are to enhance the social and emotional development of young students, increase the likelihood that students experiencing mild to moderate school adjustment difficulties will succeed in school, increase their personal competencies related to life success, and minimize the need for more intensive and costly services as they grow older.
By allocating matching fiscal support for the first three years, EMHI provides an opportunity for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) working with cooperating mental health entities, such as local mental health programs or private nonprofit agencies, to implement school-based programs which enhance school adjustment, mental health, and the social/emotional development of students.
For more information about Mary Steinberg, licensed marriage and family therapist, or to inquire about counseling, call her at (415) 992-5741 or view her on the web at http://local.sfgate.com/159568/.
About Mary Steinberg LMFT
Mary Steinberg LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Novato who specializes in couples counseling, and attachment-based trauma recovery. Steinberg has served the San Francisco Bay Area community for almost twenty years.
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