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2020 Symposium

2020 Symposium
The health and safety of our Symposium attendees, volunteers, presenters, speakers, exhibitors, and staff remain our highest priority.

In light of global health concerns because of COVID-19, the NBCC Foundation will deliver our annual Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities as a virtual event, in lieu of an in-person event. The 2020 Bridging the Gap Digital Experience will take place June 16–19, 2020. The theme for the event is “Family Matters,” with an emphasis on counseling skills, research, and resources that can improve, strengthen, or enrich families that represent minority and other underserved communities.


Rate Information

Registration Type
Early Bird Rate
(Available Until June 2, 2020)
Standard Registration Rate
Regular Attendee $200 $240

To view full session descriptions and presenter bios, please click the Register Now button below. Registration will close at 11:59 EDT on June 14, 2020.


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Please note, all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.


Tuesday, June 16

Keynote 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Workshop Session 1 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Workshop Session 2 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 17

TED-Style Talk 2:00 – 12:45 PM
Keynote 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Workshop Session 3 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Workshop Session 4 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Thursday, June 18

TED-Style Talk 12:00 – 12:45 PM
Workshop Session 5 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Workshop Session 6 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Friday, June 19

Workshop Session 7 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Workshop Session 8 3:00 – 4:30 PM


Up to 16.5 hours of NBCC-approved continuing education are available for attending all live sessions.


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 continuing education requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board. You can find their contact information on the state board directory.


In order to obtain NBCC-approved continuing education hours, you must attend the entire live session and fill out the post-session survey immediately following the broadcast or fill out the corresponding post-session survey in the CrowdCompass event guide.


Recordings of all sessions will be made available to registered attendees via email after the live event. A link to recorded sessions will be sent on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Registered attendees will have access to recordings until midnight on Monday, July 6, 2020. During this time, registered attendees may view recorded sessions that they may have missed during the live broadcast and fill out the corresponding post-session survey provided via email in order to receive continuing education clock hours.


The NBCC Foundation will receive a report of the number of recorded sessions an attendee views. You must view the entire recorded session (i.e., 45 minutes or 90 minutes) and complete the post-session survey in order to qualify for continuing education clock hours. You will not receive duplicate hours for a session that you view both live and recorded. Post-session surveys for viewing recorded sessions will close promptly on July 6, 2020, at 11:59 PM EDT. No late requests for continuing education hours will be accepted.

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