Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Asha D. McAdory of Hoover, Alabama, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. McAdory 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. McAdory and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Asha McAdory is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision at Auburn University. Ms. McAdory is the 2012 recipient of the Alabama Counseling Association’s Miles-Seymour Award for outstanding doctoral students. She currently serves as the family and community service coordinator for Fellowship House, Inc., a private, nonprofit, substance abuse recovery program designed to serve the special needs of individuals who suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction and other mental illnesses. Ms. McAdory’s goal as an NBCC MFP Fellow is to educate, encourage and enrich the lives of her clients, students, employees and the community through her commitment to advocacy, mental health and leadership.
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.