2023 Symposium

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2023 Bridging the Gap Symposium

The NBCC Foundation will host the 2023 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities, to be held June 2–4, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The theme for the 2023 Symposium is: From Awareness to Action.

This theme was chosen as it supports counselors, counselor educators, and others in the profession to continue moving from creating awareness and spreading knowledge around the most pressing issues in the field to progress toward actionable change and steps to address the mental health–related inequities and disparities faced by those in our communities. Workshop presenters will be challenged to present and help cultivate action-oriented applications to implement lessons learned in their sessions.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Foundation is excited to offer opportunities for businesses, organizations, and universities to sponsor and exhibit at this year’s event. To view opportunities, download the sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus below or visit the sponsor/exhibitor registration website.

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Attendee registration is now open, and a full schedule of workshops is coming soon!


Early bird and standard full-conference registrations also include access to the optional Pre-Symposium trainings on Friday, June 2, 2023. Please indicate on your registration if you plan to attend the Pre-Symposium events on June 2.

Registration Type Early Bird (deadline 5/1) Standard-Full Conference One Day (Saturday, 6/3)
NCC/Clinician Rate $410 $475 $210
Student $385 $425 $210
Non-NCC/non-Clinician $475 $495 $275

Refund Policy

  • 70% refund if cancelled by April 15, 2023
  • 50% refund if cancelled by May 15, 2023
  • No refunds after May 15, 2023

Attendee Registration

Schedule (All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time)

Tuesday, May 30–Thursday, June 1, 2023

Invitation Only

  • Orientation and training for all NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellows and NBCC Foundation Scholars
  • MFP Advisory Council Meeting

Friday, June 2, 2023

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

6 hours of continuing education credit is available for attending the full pre-symposium day of workshops.

  • 8 am–3:45 pm
    • Workshop sessions
  • 4 pm–5:30 pm Leadership and Advocacy Panel Discussion
  • 5:45 pm–7:00 pm pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 3–Sunday, June 4, 2023

Symposium Events

Saturday, June 3

6.5 hours of continuing education credit is available for attending Saturday’s keynote and all workshops.

  • 7:30 am–5 pm (breakfast and lunch included)
    • Keynote
    • Impact Presentations Luncheon
    • Workshop breakouts

Sunday, June 4

2.5 hours of continuing education credit is available for attending Sunday’s keynote and all workshops.

  • 7:30 am–1:30 pm (breakfast included)
    • Keynote
    • Discussion groups
    • Workshop breakouts

Conference Hotel Information

The Hilton Atlanta hotel is offering rooms at a discounted rate of $169 a night (plus applicable taxes) for reservations made by May 8, 2023.

Please note, you must ask during booking for the NBCC Foundation 2023 Bridging the Gap Symposium block rate or use the link provided to book online.

Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the NBCC Foundation hotel room block. Please book early, as space is limited!

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We hope to see you in Atlanta in 2023!

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.

Fifteen (15) total continuing education clock hours are available for attending the entire Pre-Symposium and Symposium days.

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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