NBCC’s International Capacity Building Department
The National Board for Certified Counselors' International Capacity Building department administers the Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) program from Greensboro, North Carolina, in the United States, in order to recognize and strengthen first-responder mental health education and skills worldwide.
The International Capacity Building department was initially established in 2003 as NBCC-International (NBCC-I). In 2019, the name was changed to the International Capacity Building department, which is part of the Foundation and Professional Services division of NBCC. The focus of International Capacity Building remains firmly rooted in the goal of reaching more underserved and never-served populations through the promotion of certification, professionalism in counseling, and mental health training.
The International Capacity Building department works closely with the NBCC Foundation, which funds MHF training in underserved communities around the world through its community capacity-building program.