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Dr. Brian Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for more than 25 years, and specializes in educational counseling, behavioral intervention and support, and issues related to mental health and alcohol/substance abuse by students. He served as Director of Counseling at New England College and Western Kentucky University. He is a Partner with The NCHERM Group and serves as the President of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA). Dr. Van Brunt is also a prolific writer, having authored numerous books, book chapters, and articles. He has additionally produced various assessment instruments, video training materials, and is a blogger and photographer during his spare time.

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Brian Van Brunt is available for consulting work, presentations, lectures, and site reviews. He has provided online trainings, webinars, and audio conferences through numerous national companies. He has given plenary and keynote lectures at many colleges, universities, and academic conferences.

He can be scheduled for consulting and presentations by contacting Jamie Kelly, NaBITA's Director of Client Relations, at (610) 993-0229 x1016

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Dr. Van Brunt presents, trains, and lectures on:

  • Campus threat management, mandated assessment, and mandated educational programming

  • Threat assessment

  • Program evaluation and assessment

  • College mental health, and suicide identification and management

  • Managing classroom disruptions and difficult students

  • Motivating and encouraging non-traditional students

  • Alcohol education programming, motivational interviewing, and change theory

  • Compassion fatigue and staff burnout

  • Resident Advisor/Director training

  • Preventing and addressing campus sexual assault


  • TNG Names Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D as partner

  • K5 News: Some WA districts not equipped to evaluate school threats well, experts say

  • The Virginian-Pilot: Norfolk 7th grader charged with threatening school shooting, police investigate similar incidents in area

  • NPR: Intervening Early to Stop Killers

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Local schools track trouble via social media

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Brian's travel is mostly on hold right now, but he is hard at work creating and presenting online content. Learn about upcoming programs here:

More programs are added regularly. Visit for available programs or to host an event.

For Covid-19 resources, click here.

And be sure to plan ahead - the NaBITA annual conference will be held virtually November 10-11th. Registration is now open.

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When Dr. Van Brunt isn't traveling to conferences, schools, colleges, and universities across the U.S. and abroad to speak, present, and train audiences across numerous disciplines, he is busy spending time with his family, traveling the world, and blogging about life and his experiences.

“I find Dr. Van Brunt to be a valuable resource when it comes to behavioral intervention and threat assessment. Not only does he provide excellent, first-hand insight into the process of BIT work, he is also very approachable when it comes to needing strategies or advice on how to further strengthen the work we are doing with our campus BIT. His willingness to travel far and wide to deliver training and education on this topic is impressive.”

—Carlin C. Hale, M.S., LCPC, Counselor, Flathead Valley Community College

“Brian came to our main campus and addressed a diverse group of faculty and staff, introducing them to the NaBITA tool and the VRAW tool. We were all so impressed with his workshop! He was super engaging and his case studies and examples were outstanding! He really took the time to understand our audience and helped them walk away with tangible takeaways that they can use in their real world work with students.”

Carolyn A. Scott, Dean of Students, Lake-Sumter South Lake Campus

"Dr. Van Brunt is more than a skilled presenter and an expert in the area of behavioral intervention; he is an incredible source of information and a wealth of knowledge. During his visit, our group was privileged to be exposed to his effective style of communication and expertise. Dr. Van Brunt’s storytelling style, humor, and most of all professional demeanor made the material relatable to all participants. Dr. Van Brunt made us think, reevaluate, and most of all understand our roles both as educators and student services professionals."

Dimitrios Synodinos,  Associate Dean, Student Life, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

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