Our Trainers

Emily Schaffstall, LMSW

My name is Emily Schaffstall and I have always had a passion for helping others. In 2017 I graduated from UB with my bachelors degree in Psychology and Health & Human Services with a minor in Counseling. In 2020, I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work. My personal interests include enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as being in nature and spending time with my friends and family. I believe humor can help to heal and sarcasm is a second language. I currently work at Child and Family Services and have been in the field for about a year and a half. I have been fortunate to work with people in all walks of life and found meaning in supporting them through their good and difficult days. My goal is to give others the chance to feel heard and seen. Life is tough and we are all resilient. Sometimes, people just need a little push. I believe that knowledge is power. The more information we have, we can make more informed decisions; both personally and professionally. I am eager to spread knowledge as this field continues to evolve and change over time. My hope is to not only teach you, but to learn from your personal experiences as well. We are a team!

What I do:

  • Create and present on topics that are of value to the learner and the client, using evidence based research.
  • Incorporate interesting activities and relevant materials to help keep engagement up throughout the training.
  • Educate and learn from participants in our trainings by taking the time to collaborate with each other.