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Haynes-Thoby selected for NBCC MFP Fellowship Program

Latoya Haynes-Thoby, an alumna and current doctoral student in the counselor education and supervision program, was selected for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP).

Latoya Haynes-Thoby, an alumna and current doctoral student in the counselor education and supervision program, has been chosen for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). She and the 22 other doctoral counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award each will receive $20,000.

The NBCC Foundation is the nonprofit affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board.

The foundation’s mission is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change. The NBCC MFP also works to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increase the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved populations.

Haynes-Thoby’s research interests in Penn State's College of Education focus on understanding the impact of trauma histories on parent-child relationships, trauma recovery, trauma’s role in the development of self-concept and career development.

As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Haynes-Thoby will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations. The fellowship will allow her to complete training to sharpen her skills in trauma-informed care and the inclusion of trauma-informed care in counselor training.  

She currently serves as a counseling supervisor for master’s-level career counselors serving students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. Haynes-Thoby's current services also include providing supervision for counseling students at the CEDAR Clinic and working as a graduate researcher and co-teacher for master’s-level courses in counselor education.

Haynes-Thoby was recently selected as an Emerging Leader for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and she is a member of several professional counseling associations.

She said she is excited about the opportunity through this fellowship to competently provide services to underserved populations and to seek additional opportunities to engage professional counseling organizations.

The foundation will open the next NBCC MFP application period in fall 2018. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, visit www.nbccf.org/Programs/Fellows.

By Abby Fortin (May 2018)