Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Beverly R. Sargent of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Sargent will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.
The NBCC MFP is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in August 2012. The Foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP, as well as training and collaboration activities that will be open to all National Certified Counselors. The goal of the program is to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.
The NBCC MFP has distributed $20,000 education awards to Ms. Sargent and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Beverly Sargent is a graduate of Minot State University and Loyola College, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in counseling education and supervision. She was recently named executive director of the District Heights Family & Youth Services Center. She is a member of the international counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota, the American Counseling Association, the Association of Death Education and Counseling, and the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development. She retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2003. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, she hopes to expand and enrich her service through professional presentations, qualitative and quantitative studies, and publications.
The Foundation plans to open the next NBCC MFP application period in December 2013. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit http://www.nbccf.org/mfp.
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 devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 52,000 National Certified Counselors in the United States and more than 50 countries.