Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Leslie Neyland of Toledo, OH for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Neyland 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. Neyland and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Leslie Neyland is a current student and graduate of the University of Toledo, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision. Ms. Neyland is a licensed professional counselor, licensed school counselor and licensed secondary education teacher. She currently provides community-based counseling services to children and adolescents in both the school and home settings. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Neyland plans to continue her research in school counselor supervision and the recruitment and retention of African-American faculty members in counselor education. After graduation, she plans to teach both school and clinical counseling students with an emphasis on increasing multicultural competencies, improving the professional identity of school counselors and understanding supervision through a cultural lens.
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.