Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Michael S. Jones of Searcy, Arkansas, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Mr. Jones will receive funding and training to support his education and facilitate his 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 Mr. Jones and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Michael Jones is a graduate of Freed Hardeman University, Ashland Theological Seminary and Harding University. He is currently enrolled at Regent University, where he is pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. Mr. Jones has been a psychotherapist for 11 years and has experience in substance abuse counseling, counselor education, clinical supervision and community-based mental health. He currently works for Health Resources of Arkansas as a child therapist. His goal as an NBCC MFP Fellow is to utilize this fellowship to help him in his research with adult biracial children.
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.