Continuing Education

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC) offers a robust schedule of continuing education workshops throughout the year. As a benefit to active PBC volunteers, these workshops are free, but all clinicians and constituents are invited to attend for a nominal registration fee. PBC’s staff is committed to offering workshop topics that are educational, timely, and relevant to a clinician’s practice and are presented by experts in their respected fields.

If you have a suggestion for a future workshop topic, please email PBC’s Event and Development Coordinator.

If you’d like to apply to present a future continuing education workshop, please download and complete the Continuing Education Application form and submit it with the required documents via email to PBC’s Event and Development Coordinator.

May 16, 2024

Caring with Compassion: A Journey Toward Trauma-Informed Care

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Workshop 

Featured Presenter: La Keita D. Carter, PsyD

Date: 5/16/2024
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In Person Workshop

Featured Presenter

La Keita D. Carter, PsyD

Registration Fee

  • $39/person
  • FREE for Active Pro Bono Counseling Clinicians

Three (3) CE Credits

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define trauma-informed care and its principles.
  • Apply trauma-informed techniques to in-person and telehealth treatment.
  • Review research related to trauma-informed care.
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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, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

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

May 21, 2024

Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

Featured Presenters: Amy Greensfelder, LCSW; Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C; and Yolonda Nelson-Swain, MAHS, VASIII

Date: 5/21/2024
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenters

Amy Greensfelder, LCSW

Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C

Yolonda Nelson-Swain, MAHS, VASIII

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

Registration Fee

  • FREE for Pro Bono Counseling Clinicians

One (1) CE Credit*

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze ethical implications of providing pro bono services
  2. Assess impact of providing pro bono services on current clinical practice
  3. Make a plan to address socio-economic, cultural, and racial issues in therapy
  4. Explain professional benefits of providing pro bono mental health care

 

Register Online Now

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 one credit hour of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and competed 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. Participants will be asked to submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.

June 11, 2024

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

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

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

Date: 6/11/2024
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenters

Hanna Miller and Nelly Davis-Rodriguez, MSW 

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

Registration Fee

  • $29/person
  • FREE for Pro Bono Counseling Clinicians

Two (2) CE Credits*

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
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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 (pending) certify that this program meets the criteria for two (2) credit hours of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

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

June 25, 2024

Providing Counseling Pro Bono: Clinical Applications for Volunteers

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

Featured Presenters: Amy Greensfelder, LCSW; Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C; and Yolonda Nelson-Swain, MAHS, VASIII

Date: 6/25/2024
Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenters

Amy Greensfelder, LCSW

Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C

Yolonda Nelson-Swain, MAHS, VASIII

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

Registration Fee

  • FREE for Pro Bono Counseling Clinicians

One (1) CE Credit*

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze ethical implications of providing pro bono services
  2. Assess impact of providing pro bono services on current clinical practice
  3. Make a plan to address socio-economic, cultural, and racial issues in therapy
  4. Explain professional benefits of providing pro bono mental health care

 

Register Online Now

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 one credit hour of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and competed 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. Participants will be asked to submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.

June 26, 2024

Navigating Masculinity: Unpacking Men’s Issues in Clinical Practice

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

Featured Presenter: Michael Marquez, PsyD

Date: 6/26/2024
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenter

Michael Marquez, PsyD

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

Registration Fee

  • $29/person
  • FREE for Pro Bono Counseling Clinicians

Two (2) CE Credits*

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Register Online Now

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 (pending) certify that this program meets the criteria for two (2) credit hours of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and therapists licensed in Maryland.

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