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The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Celebrates 10 Years

Published 5/23/2023


During this year’s Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities, we are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).  
The NBCC MFP seeks to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for underserved racial and ethnic populations. Thus far, the NBCC MFP has provided fellowships to 899 doctoral- and master’s-level counseling students to help achieve the program’s goals and objectives. The NBCC MFP has cultivated a community of talented individuals who have made significant contributions in mental health and addictions counseling, and the NBCC Foundation looks forward to continuing this legacy. 
The 10th anniversary is a momentous occasion for us at the Foundation as we reminisce and celebrate a decade of empowering individuals to pursue their academic dreams of becoming leaders in the counseling profession. To commemorate this milestone, we look forward to an evening of food and music while providing attendees the opportunity to network and engage in meaningful conversations with current and past MFP Fellows. 
The 10th anniversary celebration will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 6–7pm EDT at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. Symposium, with this year’s theme of From Awareness to Action, will continue June 2–4 in the same location. The theme was chosen to help counselors, counselor educators, and others in the profession increase awareness and knowledge around the most pressing issues in the field and to progress toward actionable change. Symposium aims to support and bridge the gap for underserved and never-served communities, including ethnic and racial groups, children, veterans, the elderly, military or rural populations, and LGBTQIA2S+ individuals. 

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