Erin Coleman ‘17, a marriage and family therapy student at Pfeiffer’s Raleigh-Durham Campus, has been accepted into the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) – Youth. The program is sponsored by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Research and Education Foundation as a means to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations.
The fellowship provides stipends, training, and mentorship in order to increase the number of culturally competent master’s level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and young adults. The MFP is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) premier mental health workforce development training program focused on mental health disparities faced by underserved and minority communities.
A resident of Cary, North Carolina, Erin is in her third year of the marriage and family therapy program. In addition to taking classes, she currently serves as a therapist intern at Pfeiffer Institute Reach, the training clinic for the MMFT program and serves her professional community as the Student Associate Representative for the Capital Chapter of the North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Erin is also the current Graduate Student Association President and a member of the Delta Kappa Honor Society.