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Introducing the Pro Bono Counseling Project 

25th Year Video Tribute

As we celebrate 25 years of service, we thank you for your support of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and mental health care access in Maryland.  To express our gratitude, we honor your generosity with a video tribute sharing the impact of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and your compassion on the lives of those in need in Maryland.

A very special thank you to photographer Joe Rubino for donating his professional services to create this video.


 

The Pro Bono Counseling Project Names New Executive Director

Amy Greensfelder, MSW, has been named the new Executive Director of the Pro Bono Counseling Project.  She succeeds founding Executive Director Barbara Anderson, who retired after 26 years of service to the organization.

Amy recently completed her MSW at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  She was a returning student after working extensively in refugee and immigration services for a number of organizations in Maryland and North Carolina.  Amy created and managed a national model of refugee mental health services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and assisted other states with creating similar programs.

“Although we were saddened when we learned of Barbara’s decision to retire, she participated in the selection of her successor and we anticipate the transition will be seamless,” states Pro Bono Counseling Project Board President Ardena N. Githara.  “Our priority remains to provide quality healthcare to those Marylanders in need.”

“I believe in and I am committed to upholding the mission, vision and values of the Pro Bono Counseling Project,” states Amy Greensfelder.  “I look forward to working with our clients, clinicians and organization partners.” 

 


In Memory of David Edwin, PhD

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is saddened by the sudden passing of David Edwin, PhD.  Dr. Edwin was a dedicated board member, serving as our president twice.  For over 26 years, he was committed to our mission and vision to provide quality mental healthcare for all those in need. 

 

 

 

 


Dr. Trivedi Presented with Humanitarian Award

Pictured from left are Swaran Dhawan, Pro Bono Counseling Project board member, Dr. Harsh Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, and Barbara Anderson, former Pro Bono Counseling Project executive director.

 

 

 

 

At the Pro Bono Counseling Project's annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Dr. Harsh Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System, was awarded the CHAI Radha Pathak Humanitarian Award. This award honors the memory of Dr. Radha Pathak's benevolent spirit in helping others.


Thank You Volunteers

Pictured from left, front row - Grata Garcia-Catipon, Rosalind Griffin, Bharati Devkota, Merlene Blair-Brown, Arlene Saks-Martin, Sheila Thaler, Mary Burke, Lynne Farbman, former Executive Director Barbara Anderson. Back row - John Knight, Carol Binta Nadeem, Amy Easley, Gil Bliss.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project recently recognized those clinicians who have volunteered with us for 25 years or more and/or have accepted 25 or more cases. It is with deep gratitude that we thank all of our volunteers for your dedication. 


Pro Bono Counseling Project and CHAI Merge

Pictured from left:  CHAI Board President Samir Palli, Pro Bono Counseling Project Board President Eric Radz, and Swaran Dhawan, CHAI Representative to PBCP Board

We are pleased to announce that the Maryland non-profit organization Counselors Helping South Asian/Indians, Inc. (CHAI) will now become a program within the Pro Bono Counseling Project.  For 15 years, CHAI’s mission has been to reach out to South Asians throughout Maryland to educate and inform them of the benefits of mental health care and to dispel the stigma associated with it.  This mission will now be continued as one of the Pro Bono Counseling Project’s programs.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project and CHAI have always worked closely together, providing access to free mental health care for South Asian families, couples and individuals who many not otherwise be able to afford therapy.

“Through the new CHAI program, we are committed to further enhancing this valuable mental health and wellness service to the South Asian community,” states Pro Bono Counseling Project Board President Eric Radz.

“We encourage all South Asian clinical community members to join with us to further enrich our partnership as Pro Bono Counseling introduces our program,” states CHAI Board President Samir Palli.

 




Pro Bono Counseling Project's

25th Anniversary Silver Celebration

Thank you to Dr. Kay Jamison and everyone who attended and supported the Pro Bono Counseling Project's 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration.  Dr. Jamison honored us with a book signing and question and answer session, and even gave us a sneak preview of her soon to be released book!

Pictured from left:  Dr. Kay Jamison, Executive Director Barbara Anderson, and Board of Directors President Eric Radz.

A special thanks to Silver Celebration sponsors Bacchus Importers, Wegmans Hunt Valley, Giant Foods and BJs Wholesale Club for their donations in support of the event.


Upcoming Workshops 

 

PBCP is pleased to announce the following workshops:


Friday, December 1, 2017

 

Pro Bono Counseling Project Military Workshop

"The Crisis of Caring for Veterans"

  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Towson University

  • Workshop Details:

    • Friday, December 1, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • 6 CE's
    • Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch provided
    • Towson University, Towson, MD

                        

    FREE for participating clinicians                        Registration Rate:  $99


Friday, February 9, 2018

Pro Bono Counseling Project

New Clinician Orientation

 

Orientation Details:

·         Friday, February 9 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

·         Location: Towson, MD

PRESENTERS:

Learn about volunteering with the Pro Bono Counseling Project hosted by Executive Director Amy Greensfelder, MSW, and Clinical Director Sherri Bloom, LCSW-C.

To register, email tina@probonocounseling.org or call 410-825-1001 x103

WELCOME NEW VOLUNTEERS!


In need of Clinicians!  Refer a friend!

We offer benefits exclusively for clinicians who are participating in the PBCP.  And now, more than ever, we need you to invite a colleague so that we may more equitably refer families, couples and individuals throughout Maryland. 

Requests for therapy have dramatically increased—we currently have 650 active cases.  PBCP needs your help in recruiting additional therapists to join our mission in your county.

Additionally, PBCP is always looking for bi-lingual therapists to serve the growing Latino community. 

Please assist us in referring your colleagues to PBCP & ask them to fill out the easy Enrollment Form or contact Ana Carrera at 877-323-5800 or ana@probonocounseling.org.

PS  Benefits include free CEs at inspiring workshops, networking within & outside your clinical group, free resources guide, documentation of your pro bono hours, + + +.

 



NEWS ARCHIVES


 

Affordable Care Act Info

 

We are pleased to provide a handy tool that can help navigate clients through enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

This tool is an exclusive benefit for PBCP volunteer clinicians.  To receive this information, contact Tina at tina@probonocounseling.org or 410.825.1001 x103.

 


Komen Maryland Race for the Cure

Breast cancer survivor Ava Queen, a Pro Bono Counseling Project client, was featured in one of Susan G. Komen Maryland Affiliate's Race for the Cure promotional emails for the Baltimore race in October.

 

Please Note:  The Pro Bono Counseling Project always ensures complete confidentiality of all client names and information.  Ms. Queen has signed a consent for release of confidential information so she can tell her personal story of the support provided by PBCP and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Affiliate.

 

 


Please Note:  The Pro Bono Counseling Project always ensures complete confidentiality of all client names and information.  Ms. Queen has signed a consent for release of confidential information so she can tell her personal story of the support provided by PBCP and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Affiliate.

 

 

 

 
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