May
21
Tue
Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers @ Online continuing education workshop
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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, May 21

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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.

Jun
3
Mon
Supervisor Support Consultation Group @ Online consultation group
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun
11
Tue
Supporting Military Families: Maternal Mental Health, Mood Disorders, and Birth Trauma @ Online continuing education workshop
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Supporting Military Families:  Maternal Mental Health, Mood Disorders, and Birth Trauma 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Online Workshop – Two (2) CE Credits

Fee: $29/person

FREE for Active PBC Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenters: Hanna Miller and Nelly Davis-Rodriguez, MSW

Session Description: This workshop addresses the distinct challenges encountered by military mothers and women veterans and explores the barriers they face when seeking access to mental health support. Additionally, it provides an overview of Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders, shedding light on their prevalence and impact within the military community. The discussion will extend to the sensitive topic of birth trauma and its profound effects on maternal mental health. Workshop participants will learn about resources tailored specifically for military mothers, empowering them to navigate these challenges with resilience and support.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify military maternal mental health issues, including postpartum depression and the impact of past traumas on mental well-being.
  • Assess the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.
  • Describe available support resources for maternal mental health, such as therapy, support groups, and helplines.

Presenter Bio: Nelly Davis-Rodriguez

Nelly Davis-Rodriguez (she/her) is a Military Spouse currently residing with her wife and fur baby in Wiesbaden, Germany. She serves as the Lead Victim Advocate and Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth Subject Matter Expert in Army Europe, supporting all Family Advocacy Programs in the region. Nelly has a master’s in social work from Salisbury University.

Before her current position, Nelly worked as an Adolescents Services Case Manager at Care Plus NJ and as a Crisis Interventionist with Crisis Text Line. Her interest in maternal mental health was sparked during her time as an Intern at MotherlandCo, where she focused on supporting individuals facing perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, reproductive concerns, racial trauma, and challenges with life transition.

With her extensive experience, skills, and unwavering commitment to making a difference, Nelly is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities, advocating for their needs, and fostering positive change.

Presenter Bio: Hanna Miller

Hanna Miller is a dedicated MSW student at the University of Oklahoma, currently in her concentration year practicum at Salud Counseling Centers, under the mentorship of a former military spouse. As an Army spouse stationed at Fort Eisenhower, Georgia, and a mother of two, Hanna’s journey in social work is deeply rooted in her experiences within the military community. With a passion for military maternal mental health, particularly focusing on pregnancy and postpartum support, Hanna’s commitment extends to empowering women in the military, both service members and spouses. Hanna’s dedication to serving those who serve exemplifies her unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of military families.

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 two (2) credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A – pending) 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.

Jun
17
Mon
General Consultation and Peer Support Group Meeting @ Virtual Peer Group Meeting
Jun 17 @ 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
Jun
20
Thu
Trauma Peer Consultation Group Meeting @ Virtual Peer Group Meeting
Jun 20 @ 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.
Jun
25
Tue
Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers @ Online continuing education workshop
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 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, June 25

10:00 AM – 11:30 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.

Jun
26
Wed
Navigating Masculinity: Unpacking Men’s Issues in Clinical Practice @ Online continuing education workshop
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Navigating Masculinity: Unpacking Men’s Issues in Clinical Practice

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Online Workshop – Two (2) CE Credits

Fee: $29/person

FREE for Active PBC Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Michael Marquez, PsyD

Session Description: This workshop offers therapists a comprehensive exploration of men’s gender identity development, delving into social, cultural, and psychological factors shaping masculine identity. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, participants will gain insights and tools to effectively engage with male clients, fostering open dialogue, challenging harmful stereotypes, and promoting healthier expressions of masculinity within the therapeutic context.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify the social, cultural, and psychological factors influencing men’s gender identity to better engage with male clients in therapy sessions.
  • Apply practical strategies to foster open dialogue and addressing sensitive issues related to masculinity with male clients.
  • Describe skills to recognize and challenge harmful stereotypes and norms associated with masculinity.
  • Create a supportive and healing therapeutic environment to encourage healthier expressions of gender identity and behavior among clients.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Michael Marquez

Dr. Michael Marquez is a licensed psychologist and co-owner of Bmore Liberated, a group practice of queer-identified therapists whose passion lies in providing affirming care for marginalized communities. Michael specializes in working with queer and trans folks of color, sex workers, Spanish speakers, and people practicing ethical non-monogamy. He has experience providing outreach and consultation with several organizations and clinics, with a focus on addressing systemic barriers and how they impact clients. Michael holds a Psy.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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 two (2) 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.

Jul
1
Mon
Supervisor Support Consultation Group @ Online consultation group
Jul 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
Jul 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