New Benefit for Volunteer Clinicians
The Pro Bono Counseling Project is now hosting a bulletin board to provide a method for our volunteer clinicians to communicate directly with each other.
We have set up 3 forums within the bulletin board:
- Clinical Services for Clients
- Training Opportunities
- Other Information to Share (such as office space to share)
To access the new bulletin board, set up an account by performing the following:
- Click on the “Clinician Bulletin Board” button on the right side of this page.
- Click on “Create new account” tab and enter required information.
- You will receive email notifications each time someone posts a new item to the bulletin board. To change notifications, go to My Account/Notifications at the top of the bulletin board.
- To view prior postings, click on a forum title and then a topic heading in the Clinician Bulletin Board.
- You may add a comment to an existing topic, or add a new topic by clicking on "Post New Forum Topic" at the top right-hand side of the bulletin board.
Although we restrict the bulletin board to our volunteer clinicians only, please do not include any confidential information in your posts.
If you need any assistance signing up or using the board, please contact Ellen at email@example.com or 410-825-1001 x103.
We hope you find this to be a useful tool!
About Clinician Participation
The Pro Bono Counseling Project is a non-profit organization that links professionals in the community with those who need but cannot afford mental health care. The Pro Bono Counseling Project volunteer clinicians are the foundation of the organization, and we sincerely thank the 1,606 licensed and insured mental health professionals who have participated since our inception in 1991. Over 650 clinicians are actively receiving at least one referral annually. During this past year alone, these clinicians donated 6,180 hours of therapy; a value of over $654,000, totaling in excess of $6,990,000 during the past twenty-one years.
1,606 clinicians have registered with the Pro Bono Counseling Project.
- 726 are licensed clinical social workers
- 30 are licensed graduate clinical social workers working with supervision
- 395 are licensed clinical psychologists
- 91 are licensed psychiatrists
- 261 are licensed clinical professional counselor
- 83 are licensed advanced practice nurses
- 20 are licensed marriage and family therapists
Many of these clinicians have taken more than one case during the past year. Sixty-seven of these clinicians speak twenty-one foreign languages including Sign.
If you are not already enrolled with us, please consider accepting one or two Pro Bono Counseling Project referrals per year of individuals or families who are motivated to receive mental health counseling but cannot afford treatment.
The Pro Bono Counseling Project staff understands that your volunteer time is valuable.
Our staff clinicians will thoroughly screen prospective clients for financial eligibility and presenting problems so that we can determine which cases to refer to participating clinicians. We make every effort to screen requests so that your pro bono cases are with clients who are ready to make a change in their lives.
We know that most clinicians have been doing pro bono work for years. However, your volunteer time with the Pro Bono Counseling Project will be documented. Your donated time will be available to your professional association to use for legislative purposes. Toward that goal, we encourage you to refer to us requests for pro bono care that you receive.
Total requests for care, 3,468 families, couples and individuals who contacted the Pro Bono Counseling Project, are consistent with the past three years, but rose 61 percent since 2008. With the increase in requests, we must increase our roster of clinicians so that we maintain our policy of never having a waiting list. Also, when more clinicians participate, the cases can be distributed more equitably throughout the community so that no one clinician is overburdened with non-paying cases.
Has your Practice Joined?
Demand for services and client needs have dramatically increased. PBCP needs your help in recruiting additional therapists and their practices to join our mission in your county.
Do you know a good group practice to recommend?
Contact our clinical team at 410-825-1001
Join us as Bilingual Therapist!
PBCP is always looking for bi-lingual therapists to serve the growing Latino community. Please assist us in referring your colleagues with these specialties. Please ask them to contact Ellen Bonta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-825-1001 x103 or register directly on our website at www.probonocounseling.org/volunteer
Join us as a Supervisor!
Please keep in mind we are always searching for Board Approved LCSW-C & LCPC supervisors for LGSW’s & LGPC’s. If you or a colleague is available to provide this special service, please kindly contact our clinical team at 410-825-1001.
Please enroll now to help those in need by volunteering your professional clinical services for the Pro Bono Counseling Project »