2019 Bridging the Gap Symposium

2019 Symposium - Bridging the Gap

The NBCC Foundation will host the 2019 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities May 22–24, 2019, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This year’s cutting-edge event will include a comprehensive mix of NBCC-approved continuing education topics within the overall theme of Counseling for a Lifetime, with a specific focus on counseling techniques and perspectives for childhood, adolescence, transition-age/young adulthood, middle adulthood, and mature adulthood.

The 2019 Symposium will also feature an opportunity to explore the clinical implications of intergenerational, multicultural counseling perspectives at the pre-Symposium event, Legacies and Lifetimes: A Counselor-Focused Exploration of Civil Rights Era Atlanta. The experience consists of a day trip to the Auburn Street historical district in Atlanta, including visits to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Visitor Center and its surrounding historical exhibits, churches, businesses, and residences, as well as a group meal and community engagement activity at Big Bethel AME Church on Wednesday, May 22. The day concludes with an engaging small group session and panel discussion back at the conference hotel. This special event will be provided at no additional cost to Symposium attendees, but space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot!

And there’s more…

2019 marks the fifth anniversary of the Bridging the Gap Symposium and the graduation of the first cohort of NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellows. This year’s Symposium programming will include reunion opportunities for all NBCC MFP and NBCC Foundation Scholarship alumni, as well as the first ever Bridging the Gap Awards, an event designed to honor our distinguished alumni and volunteers.

Rate Information

Registration Type

Early Bird Rate
(Available Until April 24)

Standard Registration

NCC or Student

Full Conference



One Day



Full Conference



One Day


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Hotel Information

The 2019 Bridging the Gap Symposium will take place at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. To make your reservation, call 404-659-6500 (toll-free reservation line: 1-800-833-8624) and mention the NBCC Foundation Symposium to receive the discounted group rate.

The cutoff date for the Symposium room block is 5 pm on April 29, 2019.

After the cutoff date, it is at the hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Standard Single Occupancy ... $152
Standard Double Occupancy ... $152
Standard Triple Occupancy ... $172
Standard Quadruple Occupancy ... $192

Deluxe Single Occupancy ... $162
Deluxe Double Occupancy ... $162
Deluxe Triple Occupancy ... $182
Deluxe Quadruple Occupancy ... $202

Room rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, or the state hotel assessment fee of $5.00 per room/per night.

CE Information

Up to 16 hours of NBCC-approved continuing education are available for attending the full conference (up to six clock hours for Wednesday, up to seven clock hours for Thursday, and up to three clock hours for Friday).

The NBCC Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 805. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The NBCC Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board. You can find their contact information on our state board directory.

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