Counseling Center in a Box

Counseling Center in a Box is ideal for schools looking to learn more about how to set up a counseling center on campus or virtually provide clinical mental health care to their students.



The training will include guidelines and best practices for launching a counseling center or evolving existing counseling services.

Presenters will offer a “soup to nuts” approach to develop policy, practice, and procedures to develop a new counseling center or expand existing services to improve clarity around non-clinical services. In addition, the training will offer a detailed policy and procedure manual that can be adapted to fit the needs of your campus.

This program can be useful for staff looking to make a decision about starting a counseling center on campus and how to do it well. We will review common missteps and offer practical advice on how to avoid these problems and develop policy that helps mitigate legal risks.

In this course, we will address common questions such as:

  • How do clinical staff communicate with the campus BIT?
  • What are some of the liability concerns for offering this kind of treatment on campus to students?
  • How does the pandemic and the growth of tele-health services impact our decisions?
  • What kind of documentation should be created? Where should it be stored and who has access this information?
  • How should we approach sessions limits and a short-term, limited scope of care model to avoid creating an over-dependence on services?
  • What are some ways to address wait-list problems, triage new appointments, offer support and advice to faculty?
  • Is a training program the right course for our school? How should we approach this?

Who should attend?

  • Counseling staff
  • Health staff
  • Dean of Students or VPSA in decision-making role
  • BIT/CARE team members
  • Non-clinical counselors (adjustment, career, guidance, foster-youth, e.g.)


Live, Interactive Online Training

  • $699 Member
  • $799 Non-Member

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All registration fees include attendance for all days of training and extensive training materials. Registration fees apply to all attendees, including Super Members and retainer clients.

Certificates will be included. Instructions on how to access your certificate will be sent within 7-10 days of the training completion.

*You must attend all dates in your session to receive credit for attendance.


  • April 29
    10:00am - 5:00pm ET

To obtain Certification from NABITA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by NABITA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs.