Tanya Willson Awarded Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates

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Tanya L. Willson of Surfside, Florida, has been selected as an NBCC MFP Fellow.

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

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Tanya L. Willson of Surfside, Florida, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Willson 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. Willson and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Tanya Willson is a graduate of the University of Utah and Liberty University, and is enrolled in Barry University’s counselor supervision and education program. Ms. Willson has experience in a university counseling center and in private practice, and currently works in hospital inpatient and outpatient programs. Her plans as an NBCC MFP Fellow include using the opportunity for personal growth, committing additional time to serving minority clients in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area and fostering multicultural competence among fellow counselors.

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.

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