Intern Wins Fellowship

Posted On April 1, 2016
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Student Affairs is excited to announce that Vincent Allen, Jr., one of the Counseling and Testing Center’s doctoral interns from UCLA, has been awarded an American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS). Allen’s fellowship proposal title is Addressing Racial Ethnic Minority Mental Health and Substance Use in an Urban University Setting: Increasing Equity through Clinical Treatment, Administrative Development and Policy Considerations.

The Counseling and Testing Center, in recognition of the outstanding training in multicultural counseling and substance abuse services, was selected as the site where Allen will complete his fellowship project. Only one recipient and one site are chosen annually in the United States.

The MHSAS Fellowships are provided through a training grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the American Psychological Association. The American Psychological Association then provides the funding to students and programs on a year to year basis with the possibility of renewing the fellowship for one additional year.