Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Carlos Golfetto of Pittsburgh, PA, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Mr. Golfetto will receive funding and training to support his education and facilitate his 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 Mr. Golfetto and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Carlos Golfetto is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision at Duquesne University. Mr. Golfetto is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and began his work in the counseling field in 2006 as a psychosocial rehabilitation counselor. He is currently working as a therapist for the organization Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. While working as a counselor, Mr. Golfetto has enjoyed providing services to help clients achieve goals, improve interpersonal relationships, and deal with obstacles that have stopped them from living a fulfilling life. His goals as an NBCC MFP Fellow are to improve his services for underserved minority populations in his community, which includes developing effective methods to attend to the needs of ethnic minority clients recovering from substance abuse and survivors of sexual violence.
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.