Jennifer Cook Awarded Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates

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Jennifer M. Cook of Blacksburg, Virginia, has been selected as an NBCC MFP Fellow.

Ms. Cook with NBCC President and CEO Dr. Thomas Clawson

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Jennifer M. Cook of Blacksburg, Virginia, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Cook 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. Cook and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Jennifer Cook is currently enrolled in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s counselor education and supervision program, and is a graduate of Florida Southern College and the University of Colorado at Denver. Ms. Cook has worked as a private practitioner, cognitive behavior practitioner, counselor and counseling supervisor. Her goal as an NBCC MFP Fellow is to serve multicultural populations with congruent client services. She also plans to continue to research, write, teach, advocate and practice multiculturalism while working with culturally diversity populations.

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


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.

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