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.

March 5, 2024

The Stages of Trauma and Recovery (STAR) Model 3.0 

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

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

Date: 3/05/2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenters

Lizette Ubides, LCSW-C; Kate Travers, LCSW-C

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

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 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.
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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 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. 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.

March 14, 2024

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

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

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

Date: 3/14/2024
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenter

Doneila McIntosh, MDiv, M.A.

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

Registration Fee

  • $19/person
  • FREE for Active Pro Bono Counseling Clinicians

1.5 CE Credits

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.
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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 1.5 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 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. 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.

March 19, 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: 3/19/2024
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:30 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 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.

April 18, 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: 4/18/2024
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 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.

April 26, 2024

Dual Relationships: Balancing Ethical Responsibilities

 

2024 Professional Continuing Education Online Workshop 

Featured Presenter: Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C

Date: 4/26/2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Online Webinar

Featured Presenter

Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C

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

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:

  • Explain and choose the various ethical principles and codes of ethics to further understand how to manage and/or avoid dual relationships.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to dual relationships and boundary issues.
  • Analyze and explain an ethical decision-making model which incorporates the codes of ethics and Comar regulations to concepts of dual relationships and boundary issues.
  • Describe key elements of balancing ethical responsibilities in relationship to the concepts of dual relationships and boundary issues.
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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 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. 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.

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 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 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.