Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Kristy Christopher-Holloway of Marietta, GA, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Christopher-Holloway 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, such as webinars, that are 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 will distribute $20,000 education awards to Ms. Christopher-Holloway and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Kristy Christopher-Holloway is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Georgia State University in Atlanta and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University. Ms. Christopher-Holloway has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field and is the founder and director of New Vision Counseling Center, LLC. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. Ms. Christopher-Holloway dedicates time to educate the public about the disparities in services in order to increase knowledge regarding the importance and need for mental health and substance abuse services and improve treatment and overall health of the community as a whole. As an MFP Fellow, her goal is to continue offering psychotherapy through her private practice, in addition to providing more contributions to the growth and development of clinicians entering and currently in the field through supervision, consultation and teaching within academia.
The Foundation plans to open the next NBCC MFP application period in November 2014. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit our website.
About the NBCC Foundation
The NBCC Foundation is the nonprofit 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 (NCCs) in the United States and more than 50 countries. The Foundation’s mission is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.