Thank You PBCP Volunteer Clinicians!
We would like to thank our extraordinary and valued licensed clinicians who volunteer with PBCP. They are the lifeblood of the organization. It is through their exceptional generosity that the PBCP is able to help Marylanders with limited resources receive quality mental health care.
CLICK HERE to view a list of volunteer clinicians who gave so generously of their time to provide counseling at no cost to our clients between April 2015 and March 2016.
Benefit for Volunteer Clinicians
Affordable Care Act Info
We are pleased to provide a handy tool that can help navigate clients through enrolling for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This tool is an exclusive benefit for PBCP volunteer clinicians. To receive this information, contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.323.5800 x103.
Are you Available for Video Counseling?
The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention is providing funding for video counseling through our new Victims of Violence sub-program, Homicide Victims: Surviving and Succeeding, which offers therapy to families and individuals who have experienced a murder. We are initially seeking clinicians who are experienced in trauma care and would be willing to use APA approved video counseling technology and guidelines to assist homicide survivors. However we would like to hear from any clinician interested in video counseling, as we expect this method of counseling to grow significantly in the next few years.
Please contact email@example.com to register to provide video counseling with PBCP clients.
A Critical Part of Volunteering
Reporting Quarterly Hours
PBCP contacts participating clinicians with active cases at the beginning of each quarter asking for the time spent assisting their clients during the previous three months. This includes ALL time spent in addition to sessions. These statistics are very important for reporting to our funders each quarter, so please make every effort to report this information as soon as possible. Please inform us whenever a case closes.
If you miss sending the hours for a given quarter, you may add them to your next report. It's always impressive to see the total amount of time clinicians generously donate for clients’ care.
Clinician Bulletin Board
The Pro Bono Counseling Project hosts a bulletin board to provide a method for our volunteer clinicians to communicate directly with each other.
We have set up three 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 Ana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.825.1001 x104.
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 1,879 licensed and insured mental health professionals who have participated since our inception in 1991. Over 703 clinicians are actively receiving at least one referral annually. During this past year alone, these clinicians donated 7,621 hours of therapy; a value of over $807,000, totaling in excess of $10,137,400 during the past 25 years.
1,879 clinicians have registered with the Pro Bono Counseling Project since 1991
- 763 are licensed clinical social workers
- 106 are licensed graduate clinical social workers working with supervision
- 398 are licensed clinical psychologists
- 98 are licensed psychiatrists
- 360 are licensed clinical professional counselor
- 106 are licensed advanced practice nurses
- 48 are licensed marriage and family therapists
Many of these clinicians have taken more than one case during the past year. One hundred forty-four of these clinicians speak thirty 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, 3,891 families, couples and individuals who contacted the Pro Bono Counseling Project, rose 10 percent since 2012. 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 Ana Carrera at email@example.com or 410.825.1001 x104 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 »