Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 16, 2013
The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Fulani A. Doughty of Washington, Georgia, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Mr. Doughty 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. Doughty and the 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Fulani Doughty is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is enrolled in the Argosy University Sarasota’s counselor education and supervision program. His professional experience includes working as a social services technician, alternative school lead teacher, school counselor, private practitioner and rehabilitation counselor. His goal as an NBCC MFP Fellow is to serve his community as an effective change agent to enrich the lives of others. After graduation, he plans to continue his work as an educator, consultant and counselor, and serve as a clinical evaluator/treatment provider for the DUI Intervention Program in Georgia.
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 http://www.nbccf.org/mfp.
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.