The NBCC Foundation, the nonprofit affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), will host the 2017 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities, sponsored by University of Phoenix, May 24–26, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Join other counseling professionals in examining best practices for bridging the gap in mental health disparities for minority populations.

The conference will focus on a variety of counseling topics, including:

  • Brain-based interventions;
  • Pharmacology and neurology;
  • Specific interventions in trauma and grief/loss;
  • Working with specific populations such as military, LGBTQ+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and individuals with multiple diverse identities; and
  • Professional development such as networking, communication, research and publishing, and advocacy.

To view symposium speakers, session information and more, visit our Symposium guide, powered by Guidebook. Up to 11 NBCC continuing education hours are available for attending the full conference (up to 8 clock hours for Thursday and up to 3 clock hours for Friday).

Read more about the Symposium and our headline sponsor.

Rate Information

Registration Type Early Bird Rate
(Jan. 1-Apr. 25)
Standard Registration
NCC or Student Full Conference $350 $385
One Day $190
Other Full Conference $405 $470
One Day $260

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Hotel Information
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

Please visit our group room block page for The Westin to make your hotel room reservation. To make your reservation by telephone, call 1-800-937-8461 and use the group code “NBCC 2017 Symposium” to receive the discounted group rate.

The cutoff date for the symposium room block at The Westin is Monday, May 1, 2017.
The hotel will continue to accept reservations at the discounted group rate after the cutoff date, pending room availability, until the hotel reaches 90-percent occupancy. After this, accommodations will be on a space and rate availability basis.

Single Occupancy: $140
Double Occupancy: $140

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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