April 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
online workshop

Pro Bono Counseling Project

2021 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Social Justice: Being “JUST” in a Society that is Divided

Friday, April 30, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Online Workshop – 3 CE Credits

Fee: $39/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Lisa Connors, LBSW, LCPC, NCC

Course Description: This workshop will explore social justice and how practitioners are responsible for the moral and ethical treatment of clients: individually and communally. We will discuss systems that oppress and marginalize certain groups, challenge practitioners to understand their role in advocating for clients, and motivating practitioners to be “change agents of justice.”

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

  • Describe social justice and examine the ethical principles of social justice.
  • Identify the 4 I’s of oppression with clients, within systems, agencies, organizations, and communities.
  • Create social justice strategies and solutions that address action and change.

Presenter Bio:

Lisa Connors, LBSW, LCPC, NCC,is the Associate Pastor of In His Image International Ministry, Inc. She is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Ms. Connors is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She is also Certified in Thanatology [the study of death, dying, and bereavement]. She has been in the human services/social work/counseling fields for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings providing services to the despondent and downtrodden. Ms. Connors works tirelessly to help others reach their fullest potential in life, helping and empowering others who have been oppressed, stigmatized, marginalized, and victimized. Her greatest passion is working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, and social injustices.

Ms. Connors earned her Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degrees, respectively, and is completing her PhD in Psychology.

In addition to her pastoral and clinical work, Ms. Connors is a college professor.


Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for three credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.