The Nashville Psychotherapy Institute (NPI) is an organization of more than 300 professionals from all disciplines of Psychotherapy, Counseling and Mental Health. The purpose of NPI includes providing continuing education programs for practicing psychotherapists and promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and support among the various psychotherapeutic professions. NPI’s searchable therapist directory is a way for members to market their practice, make referrals and connect with patients.


2018 NPI Connection Retreat

January 27, 2018 | Montgomery Bell State Park 1000 Hotel Avenue Burns, TN 37029

The NPI Connections Retreat is for members who are interested in deepening their relationship to the community of NPI in a relaxed atmosphere free from the demands of the workweek.  We invite you to join us for two days of learning, connection, and renewal. As therapists we work in the face of overwhelming demands, bearing witness to the suffering and pain of those who also face overwhelming demands. What knowledge and …


NPI February CE Luncheon

February 9, 2018 | Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212

“A PRACTICAL METHOD OF INITIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY CASE FORMULATION,” presented by Dr. Jeff Binder, Ph.D., ABPP SPONSOR:  Acadia Healthcare Location: Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212 Click HERE for directions and parking. Program Description: In the initial session of psychotherapy, your first priority is to emotionally connect with your new patient; in other words, to begin establishing a therapeutic alliance. Offering a respectful, …



It’s Not Their Fault

Here are some reflections on the kind of interesting conversations that psychotherapy makes possible. A few weeks ago, an adult patient of mine in his forties shared with me an email he’d received from his older sister. Their mother had been mentally ill in an...

Transcendent Resistance

Its 5:00 on a Thursday and I’m doing my clinical notes. Of the eight patients I saw today, five of them spent their therapeutic hour sharing their anxiety about various actions and statements of our new United States president. This is no longer an unusual day for me....

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Original Article by Julie Scelfo in The New York Times Relieving stress and anxiety might help you feel better — for a bit. Martin E.P. Seligman, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, does not...