Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Beronica Salazar of Middleton, ID for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Salazar 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. Salazar and the 21 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Beronica Salazar is a doctoral candidate in counselor education and counseling at Idaho State University in Pocatello and a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a licensed clinical professional counselor in Idaho. She has experience working in community agency settings, counselor education, clinical supervision, and substance abuse treatment. Ms. Salazar works as a clinician with underserved clients who are mentally ill at the Department of Health and Welfare behavioral health program. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, she plans to continue her dissertation research and conduct professional presentations to enhance understanding of underserved minority populations.
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.