Mar
4
Mon
Supervisor Support Consultation Group @ Online consultation group
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Supervisor Support Consultation Group

Topic – for Pro Bono Counseling Supervisor Volunteers to engage in consultation regarding questions or difficulties they have with supervisees or with providing supervision in general

Led by Harriet Mauer, LCSW

Will be held virtually once a month on the first Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Harriet Mauer, LCSW bio:

Harriet Mauer, LCSW in New York, is a retired social worker with significant clinical and supervisory experience. She has over 50 years of rich experience supervising clinicians and providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families through Good Shepherd Services in New York City (NYC), which is a youth development agency serving over 30,000 youth and families in NYC annually. Later, as the Director of Social Services Residential Services, she participated in various advisory groups pertaining to workforce and life-skill development, youth aging-out of foster care challenges, and trauma-related issues. In this role, she was a certified instructor for masters-level social work student interns. She has provided clinical supervision to approximately 1000 clinicians and clinician supervisors throughout her career. Most recently, over the past 12 years since retiring, she continues to do some clinical supervision and mentoring of social work interns, clinical providers and clinical supervisors/administrative staff. Harriet shared, “I am interested in volunteering with PBC [through leading a consultation group] because I value its mission and target populations. Additionally, while I have had many varied tasks and roles over my career, clinical supervision is one of the primary areas that I most enjoy and feel a meaningful level of competence to support and enable competency and empowerment in other social workers.”

For more information, email PBC Outreach Coordinator at YSwain@ProBonoCounseling.org

 

General Consultation and Peer Support Group Meeting @ Virtual Peer Group Meeting
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

General Consultation and Peer Support for Pro Bono Counseling Mental Health Clinicians

  • Meets twice per month through a virtual platform. First and third Mondays from 4:oo – 5:00 PM
  • Open to Pro Bono Counseling volunteers
  • Led by Anne Devaughn, LCSW-C, a Pro Bono Counseling volunteer since 2009
  • If interested, email Anne to be added to Zoom invitation list
Mar
5
Tue
The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) Model 3.0 @ Online continuing education workshop
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) Model 3.0 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online Workshop – Three (3) CE Credits

Fee: $39/person

FREE for Active PBC Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenters: Lizette Ubides, LCSW-C; Kate Travers, LCSW-C

Session Description: The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) model is an innovative public mental health model which empowers and teaches individuals to claim ownership of their mental well-being and healing process throughout the lifespan. STAR provides a universal framework and language that can be used across systems. It is an evidence-based model based on a comprehensive body of research & clinical experience. STAR identifies & explains the effects of trauma & teaches accessible, affordable & sustainable, evidence-based, trauma-responsive techniques intended to be integrated into daily living activities. The techniques invite participants to experience mental health interventions in non-traditional, holistic ways that can easily be personalized and encourage participants to incorporate their own cultural rituals & traditions.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the six stages of trauma.
  • Describe six trauma-responsive techniques supporting recovery.
  • Analyze the summary of the STAR Model.
  • Identify three trauma-responsive techniques that you can integrate into your mental health practice.

Presenter Bio: Lizette Ubides, LCSW-C

Lizette Ubides, LCSW-C was born and raised in the Bronx, NY and is a Graduate from New York University Clinical Social Work Department. For over 20 years Ms. Ubides has provided mental health treatment to mixed aged and at-risk individuals within various clinical settings. Ms. Ubides has led several startup programs and collaborative projects: The Bronx Truancy Prevention Program and The Community of Hope Collaborative, Baltimore City. She has held several administrative positions within the Westchester County Child Advocacy Center, Sheppard Pratt, and Building Families for Children. Ms. Ubides presently works for Johns Hopkins, JHHCG. She is a Field Instructor for The University of Maryland and Hood College and was a Graduate Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore within the Criminal Justice Department. Ms. Ubides is a SAMSHA certified Train the Trainer in Trauma-Informed Care and has collaborated with Harper Hill Global to present TAMAR to Spanish speaking faith-based organizations. Since 2016, Ms. Ubides has been the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Responsive Recovery and the co-author of The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) Model (©2019) an innovative and interactive public mental health model intended to teach individuals skills to tenure their mental health.

Presenter Bio: Kate Travers, LCSW-C

Kate Travers, LCSW-C: a graduate of University of Maryland has 20+ years of experience working with trauma survivors in systems ranging from international adoptions to the prison system to treatment foster care. Ms. Travers was a regular contributor to Fostering Families magazine and had several chapters published in The Kinship Care Toolbox and maintains a parenting blog. She is the co-author of the children’s book Sometimes Really Bad Things Happen. Travers’ primary focus of treatment is to enable clients to heal their attachment and trauma wounds. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). Ms. Travers is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and Educator. She has worked with trauma survivors in all stages of life. Ms. Travers is the Chief Innovations Officer at Responsive Recovery and the co-author of the innovative public mental health model: The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) Model. (©2019). She is the co-owner of a group practice in Columbia, MD- A Healing Place which was voted to be one of the Best in Howard County in 2019 and 2021.

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.

Pro Bono Counseling is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pro Bono Counseling 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 (3) 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. 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.

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBC staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

Workshop Views Disclaimer

The views expressed by the workshop presenter(s) and participants are their own opinions and do not represent Pro Bono Counseling, and do not imply an endorsement of them or the organizations they represent.

Mar
6
Wed
Pro Bono Counseling VOLUNTEER FORUM @ Interactive online event
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pro Bono Counseling VOLUNTEER FORUM @ Interactive online event

Pro Bono Counseling

Interactive Online VOLUNTEER FORUM

Wednesday, March 6

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

FREE

State of the Organization – Pro Bono Counseling Executive Director Amy Greensfelder will discuss the state of the organization, including a review of 2022, clinician and client statistics, the impact volunteers have made on the state of Maryland, as well as the strategic direction of PBC for 2023 and beyond.

Idea Exchange – Join fellow PBC volunteers and staff member facilitators in break out sessions to exchange ideas and provide feedback on organization processes and procedures. Let us know how we can further support the great work you do!

 

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBC staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

Mar
14
Thu
Black Bereavement Crisis: Unearthing the Impact of Grief in African American Communities @ Online continuing education workshop
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Pro Bono Counseling

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Black Bereavement Crisis: Unearthing the Impact of Grief in African American Communities

Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Online Workshop – 1.5 CE Credits

Fee: $19/person

FREE for Active PBC Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Doneila McIntosh, MDiv, M.A.

Session Description: There is a black bereavement crisis, deeply rooted in the disproportionate rates of premature death and loss experienced by African Americans. This crisis spans both violent deaths, such as homicide and deaths following police encounters, and health disparities, including alarmingly high rates of infant and maternal mortality in the United States. Scholars have postulated that the structural pandemic of racism has led to a troubling acceptance of the magnitude of black grief and loss within the fabric of American society. This presentation aims to shed light on the current context of the Black Bereavement crisis.

The presentation explores how the perpetuation of empathic failures, or the absence of empathy, exacerbates disenfranchised grief for African American families. Additionally, the session will discuss culturally attuned interventions designed to support African Americans as they navigate the complex landscape of grief and loss. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of this critical issue and learn how to contribute to the healing and well-being of affected communities.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the current context of the Black Bereavement crisis.
  • Analyze the perpetuation of empathic failures, or how the absence of empathy exacerbates grief for African American families.
  • Identify culturally attuned interventions designed to support African Americans as they navigate the complex landscape of grief and loss.

Presenter Bio: Doneila McIntosh, MDiv, M.A.

Doneila McIntosh M.Div., M.A., is currently a third-year doctoral student at the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Doneila has a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Theological Studies and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (M.A.). She is psychotherapist at the African American Child Wellness Institute (AACWI) in Minneapolis. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she worked as a chaplain for nearly 10 years. A systemic interventionist, Doneila primarily works with couples and families. She specializing in compassionate grief therapy helping clients navigate the intersections of trauma, grief, and loss. She utilizes the African Centered Wellness Model© to work with clients and is also trained in a variety of modalities including Mindfulness Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Self-Compassion (MSC). Doneila’s research aligns with her previous work as a chaplain where she explores the intersections of disenfranchised grief among African American families, particularly in the aftermath of violent death.

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.

Pro Bono Counseling is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pro Bono Counseling 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 1.5 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. 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.

Please note that upon attendance verification, you will receive your CE certificate within four weeks via email. Please add Pro Bono Counseling to your contacts and check your SPAM folder to ensure delivery.

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBC staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

Workshop Views Disclaimer

The views expressed by the workshop presenter(s) and participants are their own opinions and do not represent Pro Bono Counseling, and do not imply an endorsement of them or the organizations they represent.

Mar
18
Mon
General Consultation and Peer Support Group Meeting @ Virtual Peer Group Meeting
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

General Consultation and Peer Support for Pro Bono Counseling Mental Health Clinicians

  • Meets twice per month through a virtual platform. First and third Mondays from 4:oo – 5:00 PM
  • Open to Pro Bono Counseling volunteers
  • Led by Anne Devaughn, LCSW-C, a Pro Bono Counseling volunteer since 2009
  • If interested, email Anne to be added to Zoom invitation list
Mar
19
Tue
Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers @ Online continuing education workshop
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers @ Online continuing education workshop

Register today to virtually attend Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers

Learn about volunteering with Pro Bono Counseling, including the organization’s background and philosophy, its clients and intake process, and the responsibilities of volunteers during this online webinar.

FREE Online Workshop – 1 CE Credit*

Tuesday, March 19

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Featured Presenters: Executive Director Amy Greensfelder, LCSW; Clinical Director Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C; Outreach Coordinator Yolonda Nelson-Swain, MAHS, VASIII

Objectives

By the end of this online workshop, clinicians will be able to:

• Analyze ethical implications of providing pro bono services

• Assess impact of providing pro bono services on current clinical practice

• Make a plan to address socio-economic, cultural, and racial issues in therapy

• Explain professional benefits of providing pro bono mental health care

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

Please review your information and email address carefully before completing your registration. Your complete name and license type will be entered on your CE certificate, and the email address you enter is where all meeting information and your certificate will be sent.

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

 

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

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBC staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBC may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.

Mar
21
Thu
Trauma Peer Consultation Group Meeting @ Virtual Peer Group Meeting
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trauma Consultation – Peer Group Meeting for Pro Bono Counseling Mental Health Clinicians

  • Monthly meetings through a virtual platform. The third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.
  • Open to Pro Bono Counseling volunteers. Limited spaces available due to demand.
  • If interested, email PBC Outreach Coordinator (yswain@probonocounseling.org) to inquire about availability to join.
  • Led by Bethan McGarry , LCSW-C, a Pro Bono Counseling volunteer since 2022
  • Bio:  Bethan McGarry (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, enthusiastic Baltimore City resident, and committed lifelong learner. Bethan has worked in settings from elementary school to in-patient psychiatry unit, and through in-depth experience in crisis care feels strongly that trauma-informed and person-centered connection is a vital path to healing at both an individual and a structural level. Bethan is committed to providing unconditional regard and a growth mindset in their therapeutic partnership, and enjoys supporting adolescents, adults, couples, and families in navigating life transitions and periods of adjustment. They strive to provide culturally responsive care to a wide range of individuals seeking counseling support. Bethan is committed to anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and LGBTQ-affirming care and brings both a systems-analysis and spiritual lens to therapeutic work. Bethan enjoys YA fiction, crossword puzzles, and coffee shops within walking distance, and has been gratefully involved with PBC since fall 2022 as a volunteer clinician, trauma consult group participant, and now peer group co-facilitator.
Apr
1
Mon
Supervisor Support Consultation Group @ Online consultation group
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Supervisor Support Consultation Group

Topic – for Pro Bono Counseling Supervisor Volunteers to engage in consultation regarding questions or difficulties they have with supervisees or with providing supervision in general

Led by Harriet Mauer, LCSW

Will be held virtually once a month on the first Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Harriet Mauer, LCSW bio:

Harriet Mauer, LCSW in New York, is a retired social worker with significant clinical and supervisory experience. She has over 50 years of rich experience supervising clinicians and providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families through Good Shepherd Services in New York City (NYC), which is a youth development agency serving over 30,000 youth and families in NYC annually. Later, as the Director of Social Services Residential Services, she participated in various advisory groups pertaining to workforce and life-skill development, youth aging-out of foster care challenges, and trauma-related issues. In this role, she was a certified instructor for masters-level social work student interns. She has provided clinical supervision to approximately 1000 clinicians and clinician supervisors throughout her career. Most recently, over the past 12 years since retiring, she continues to do some clinical supervision and mentoring of social work interns, clinical providers and clinical supervisors/administrative staff. Harriet shared, “I am interested in volunteering with PBC [through leading a consultation group] because I value its mission and target populations. Additionally, while I have had many varied tasks and roles over my career, clinical supervision is one of the primary areas that I most enjoy and feel a meaningful level of competence to support and enable competency and empowerment in other social workers.”

For more information, email PBC Outreach Coordinator at YSwain@ProBonoCounseling.org

 

General Consultation and Peer Support Group Meeting @ Virtual Peer Group Meeting
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

General Consultation and Peer Support for Pro Bono Counseling Mental Health Clinicians

  • Meets twice per month through a virtual platform. First and third Mondays from 4:oo – 5:00 PM
  • Open to Pro Bono Counseling volunteers
  • Led by Anne Devaughn, LCSW-C, a Pro Bono Counseling volunteer since 2009
  • If interested, email Anne to be added to Zoom invitation list