Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Kashunda McGriff of Country Club Hills, IL for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. McGriff 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. McGriff and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Kashunda McGriff is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson and Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the counselor education and supervision program at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. As a licensed professional counselor committed to her community, Ms. McGriff is passionate about multicultural and social justice topics. Her research interests include mental health concerns of undocumented immigrant populations. As an MFP Fellow, her research goals include exploring the lives of single African-American women, as well as investigating messages found in the media about this population. Ms. McGriff is a college counselor at a community college in Illinois where she works primarily with minority, first-generation immigrant, and low-income students.
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.