ADSOE student Tanya Willson awarded fellowship from NBCC

The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Tanya L. Willson, a doctoral student in Barry’s Adrian Dominican School of Education, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP).

Willson is currently enrolled in Barry’s counselor supervision and education program. As an NBCC MFP Fellow, she will receive$20,000 in funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations.

Willson has experience in a university counseling center and in private practice, and currently works in hospital inpatient and outpatient programs. Her plans as an NBCC MFP Fellow include using the opportunity for personal growth, committing additional time to serving minority clients in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, and fostering multicultural competence among fellow counselors. Willson is a graduate of the University of Utah and Liberty University.

In addition to Willson, the NBCC MFP has distributed the award to 23 other doctoral-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award.

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. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit www.nbccf.org/mfp.

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