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NBCC Foundation 2022 Symposium

2022 Symposium

2022 Bridging the Gap Symposium

The NBCC Foundation staff, along with executive leadership of NBCC and Affiliates, are monitoring the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the safest gathering for our attendees.

The NBCC Foundation will host the 2022 Bridging the Gap Symposium: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities, to be held June 4–5, 2022, in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

The theme for the Symposium is Elevating Families and Communities, with an emphasis on counseling skills, research, and resources that can improve, strengthen, or enrich the lives of families, communities, and those impacted by trauma.


Attendee registration is now open. Please visit our event registration website via the link below to register!

Register as an Attendee

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.

Download Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus Register as a sponsor, exhibitor, or for additional partner opportunities

Schedule (All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022–Thursday, June 2, 2022

Invitation Only

  • Orientation and Training for all NBCC Foundation Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellows
  • MFP Advisory Council Annual Meeting
Friday, June 3, 2022

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

  • 8 am–5 pm (breakfast and lunch included)
  • 6 pm–7 pm Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 4–Sunday, June 5

Symposium Events

Saturday, June 4

  • 8 am–6 pm (breakfast and lunch included)
    • Keynote
    • Discussion groups
    • Workshop breakouts

Sunday, June 5

  • 8 am–1 pm (breakfast included)
    • Keynote
    • Discussion groups
    • Workshop breakouts

Conference Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202


The DoubleTree by Hilton – Crystal City is offering rooms at a discounted rate of $206 a night (plus applicable taxes) for reservations made by May 2, 2022.

Please note, you must ask during booking for the NBCC Foundation 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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Continuing Education

Pre-Symposium and Symposium content will be available as NBCC-approved continuing education hours. Total amount of continuing education hours available will be announced in the coming weeks.

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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