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Friday, October 22 • 8:00am - 9:00am
From Pro-Bono Covid-19 Project to Hawai'i Pro-Bono Mental Health Center: Continuing to Serve Our Underserved Hawaii Ohana

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Description:
Introduction to the Hawai‘i Pro Bono Mental Health Center serving the under and uninsured for mental health services for the state of Hawai‘i.

Overview/Abstract:
We are excited to introduce you to the Hawai‘i Pro Bono Mental Health Center (HPBMHC)! The center was created after a COVID pro bono project was launched to help those affected emotionally by the pandemic who did not have access to insurance. The COVID Pro Bono project received over 88 requests and connected 45 who were under or uninsured to 28 local clinicians. The HPBMHC was created to continue providing to the under and uninsured who are struggling to cope with their current challenges they are presented with. The project is not suitable for extremely urgent circumstances including severe distress or emergency services. They are suited for those in need of short-term emotional support. The project is built from the generous donation of clinician’s time. We are asking every licensed Psychologist, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, and mental Health Counselor to provide one spot on their caseload for the center.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. describe the development of the Pro-Bono Covid-19 Project and its evolution to date.
  2. iterate the Project's learnings and successes, including the data to substantiate them.
  3. explain the transition plan and proposed creation of the Hawaii Pro-Bono Mental Health Center.

The evaluation/CE request form for this program can be found HERE.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie E. Gerson, MA, MS, CPM, CETP

Jodie E. Gerson, MA, MS, CPM, CETP

Hawai'i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu
Jodie E. Gerson, MA, MS, CPM, CETP has two Master's degrees; one in Community Clinical Psychology, the other in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University... Read More →
avatar for Graham Taylor, PsyD

Graham Taylor, PsyD

Chief Learning Officer, Triad Behavioral Health
Dr. Graham Taylor is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned his Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the University of Hawaii and his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the American School of Professional Psychology in Honolulu, Hawaii Campus. Dr. Taylor is currently the... Read More →
avatar for Lawrie Ignacio, PsyD

Lawrie Ignacio, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Dr. Lawrie Ignacio is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in English Literature from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She received her Master's degree (M.A.) in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am HST
Room 4
  Roundtable Session