Durham, NC - NCCU Counseling Student, Emone Black, has been awarded a $12,000 fellowship funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program (IMFP) is a newly awarded, grant funded program from the SAMHSA - through the American Psychological Association. The purpose of the fellowship is to identify, select, and support the training of ethnic minority graduate students who commit to significantly improving the quality of care provided to ethnic and racial minorities who have a mental or cooccurring mental and substance use disorder. The fellowship is directly related to efforts to reduce health disparities among ethnic minorities in the U.S. by filling a crucial need for mental health professionals in psychology, nursing, social work, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, and substance use and addictions counseling.
IMFP chose 55 fellows across eligible master and doctoral students. The application opened fall 2020; the next cycle starts early spring 2021. Please follow the link for more information: https://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/psychology/imfp. IMFP funded Ms. Black $12,000 for two years. She will be expected to attend an orientation held in conjunction with a partner’s annual conference. She will also attend the Interdisciplinary Summer Institute to present a community project and participate in professional development sessions.
Congratulations, Emone; we are proud of you!