Robert Cox Awarded Fellowship from NBCC and Affiliates

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Robert M. Cox of Memphis, Tennessee, has been selected as an NBCC MFP Fellow

Mr. Cox with NBCC President and CEO Dr. Thomas Clawson

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Robert M. Cox of Memphis, Tennessee, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Mr. Cox 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 that will be 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 has distributed $20,000 education awards to Mr. Cox and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Robert Cox is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education at the University of Memphis. Mr. Cox’s work experiences include chemical dependency and crisis intervention counseling. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, he plans to serve as a counselor educator who encourages counselors to develop expertise in addictions, crisis interventions and mental health treatment, and to research how behavioral health services in traditional medical settings can increase access to services for underserved individuals.

The Foundation plans to open the next NBCC MFP application period in December 2013. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit


About the NBCC Foundation
The NBCC Foundation is an 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 in the United States and more than 50 countries.

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