Congratulations to Matthew Beason, second year CMHC student, on being awarded a $15,000 Counseling Fellowship!
Matthew was selected by the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC). As an NBCC MFP-AC Fellow, he will receive funding and training to support his education, as well as aid in his addictions counseling work with underserved minority populations.
After graduating, Beason intends to pursue licensure as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) and work directly in the addictions field. His previous experience counseling adolescents facilitated his interest in working with rural adolescent and young adults with substance use. He hopes to utilize experiential and Gestalt techniques in fostering an environment that promotes healing.
Earning this fellowship will allow Beason to further advocate for his population of interest, as well as continue pursuing knowledge in the field of addictions counseling by attending conferences focused on this population, networking with other counseling professionals, and growing his professional identity as an addictions counselor.