2024 Symposium

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2024 Bridging the Gap Symposium

The NBCC Foundation will host the 2024 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities, to be held March 15–16, 2024, in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

The theme for the 2024 Symposium is: Empowering Voices and Expanding Access.

This theme was chosen as it supports counselors, counselor educators, and others in the profession to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and promote equitable access to mental health resources. Workshop presenters will be challenged to present and help cultivate action-oriented applications to implement lessons learned in their sessions.

2023 Symposium
2023 Symposium
2023 Symposium



Early bird and standard full-conference registrations also include access to the optional pre-Symposium keynote and welcome reception on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Please indicate on your registration if you plan to attend the Pre-Symposium events on March 14.

Registration Type Early Bird (deadline 2/28) Standard-Full Conference One Day (Friday, 3/15 or Saturday, 3/16)
NCC/Clinician Rate $410 $475 $210
Student $385 $425 $210
Non-NCC/non-Clinician $475 $495 $275

Refund Policy

  • 70% refund if cancelled by Feb. 5, 2024
  • 50% refund if cancelled by Feb. 26, 2024
  • No refunds after Feb. 26, 2024

Schedule (All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time)

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Invitation Only

  • Orientation and training for all NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellows

Pre-Symposium Events and Trainings (optional, but included in full conference registration)

1 hour of continuing education credit is available for attending the keynote.

  • 5 pm–6 pm Keynote
  • 6 pm–7:30 pm Welcome Reception

Friday, March 15, 2024

Symposium Events

Up to 7.5 hours of continuing education credit is available for attending Friday’s keynote and workshops.

  • 7:30 am–6 pm (breakfast and lunch included)
    • Keynote
    • MFP Doctoral Impact Presentations Luncheon
    • Workshop sessions

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Symposium Events

Up to 6 hours of continuing education credit is available for attending Saturday’s keynote and workshops.

  • 7:30 am–5:30 pm (breakfast included and lunch included)
    • Workshop sessions
    • NBCC Awards Luncheon (no continuing education credit)
    • Keynote

Conference Hotel Information

We hope to see you in Washington, D.C., in 2024!

Continuing Education

Pre-Symposium and Symposium content will be available as NBCC-approved continuing education hours. Any sessions that do not qualify for continuing education credit will be clearly marked.

Fourteen and one-half (14.5) total continuing education clock hours are available for attending the entire pre-Symposium and Symposium days. Continuing education certificates documenting all completed sessions will be available by May 1, 2024.

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. 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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