Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 29, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Ajita M. Robinson of Gaithersburg, Maryland, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Robinson 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. Robinson and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Ajita Robinson is a graduate of Saint Louis University and is enrolled in George Washington University’s counselor education and supervision program. Ms. Robinson has a private practice, where she works with individuals, families and groups. She has lectured at several area universities and is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Robinson hopes to become a highly trained and skilled member of an active community of mental health clinicians who are dedicated to decreasing health disparity gaps in underserved youth. She also looks forward to receiving mentorship from other colleagues and experts in the field and gaining access to valuable resources that will allow her to provide better quality of care to the clients she currently serves and intends to serve in the future.
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.