Educational Psychology & Counseling

MFT Students Selected as 2019-2020 Fellows for the Minority Fellowship Program

September 17, 2019

Crystal Clark and Shana Morse Smith, EPC, Marriage and Family Therapy Students, Selected as 2019-2020 Fellows for the Minority Fellowship Program.

The MFP-Y is part of President Obama’s plan, Now Is the Time, to increase access to mental health services for youth in America. The objectives of the MFP-Y are to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent masters level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (ages 16 – 25) in an effort to increase access to, and quality of, behavioral health care for this age group. Fellows awarded the MFP-Y will receive an award that includes a stipend and supplemental training focusing on issues of substance abuse and prevention, as well as providing mental health services to minority youth populations in a culturally competent manner with an evidence-based practice approach.