Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) March 24, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2013 NBCC Foundation (NBCCF) Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) to Jennifer L. Altieri, of Littleton, New Hampshire. The HS-BCP scholarships are awarded to HS-BCP credential holders who are pursuing or intend to pursue a career in counseling.
The goal of the scholarship program is to increase the number of available counselors with the HS-BCP credential. This supports the NBCC Foundation’s mission to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change. Students from across the country applied for the scholarship, and the NBCC Foundation Board of Trustees was impressed with the high caliber of the applicants.
In recognition of her commitment to quality counseling, Ms. Altieri will receive $5,000 to support her education. Ms. Altieri is a graduate of Lyndon State College and is enrolled in the clinical mental health counseling master’s degree program at Plymouth State University. She has a passion for helping those suffering from mental illness and is currently working as the program director for a residential school- and community-based services organization for emotionally disturbed adolescents. She looks forward to completing her degree and providing quality counseling to youths and families.
One additional HS-BCP scholarship has been awarded to an undergraduate student who plans to embark on a career in counseling. For more information or to make a gift in support of the Foundation’s mission, please visit http://www.nbccf.org. For more information about the HS-BCP credential offered by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), please visit http://www.cce-global.org/HSBCP. CCE is a platinum sponsor of the NBCC Foundation.
About the NBCC Foundation
The NBCC Foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board for counselors who meet high standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 52,000 National Certified Counselors (NCCs) in the United States and more than 50 countries.