August 8, 2014
- We are pleased to announce that the AAMFT Research & Education Foundation (“the Foundation”) has been awarded a Minority Fellowship Program – Doctoral (MFP-D) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)! The award covers a four year grant cycle and the Foundation was awarded the maximum allowable MFP-D award amount of $793,978.00 for the 2014-15 program year. With this award, the MFP-D anticipates funding up to 25 Fellows for the 2014-15 program year. MFP-D Fellows share a common vision of, and demonstrated commitment to, advancing the health and wellbeing of underserved minority populations through their research and service. Applications for the 2015-16 program year will open in the Fall of 2014 and you can sign up for notifications here
The objectives of the MFP-D are to expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to ethnic minority communities and underserved population and increase the number of doctoral level culturally competent Marriage and Family therapists committed to advancing the mental health interests of ethnic minority communities and underserved populations.
AAMFT has been award this grant continuously since 2007 and has supported the training of over 89 doctoral MFT students from across the country. The MFP is SAMHSA’s premier mental health workforce development training program focused on mental health disparities faced by underserved and minority communities. For more information on the MFP’s Fellows and training programs please visit www.aamft.org/mfp