(PRWEB) July 17, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Tahani Dari of Ann Arbor, MI, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Dari 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. Dari and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Tahani Dari holds an undergraduate degree in Arab studies and political science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and is pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education at the University of Toledo. Ms. Dari is a National Certified Counselor and holds a limited license as a professional counselor in Michigan. She is currently serving as a school counselor and assessment coordinator for K–12 students and as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of issues, including culture shock, acculturative stress, career development, college advising, depression, anxiety and trauma. Ms. Dari has experience in various community settings serving low-income families, minority populations, immigrants and refugees, and working with women's issues. Her goal as an NBCC MFP Fellow is to serve the minority community with a focus on underserved youth as an educator, consultant and counselor.
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.