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.


2017 NPI Jules Seeman Fall Workshop

October 21, 2017 | Trevveca Nazarene University 333 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN. 37210

“Making Love Work:  A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy,” Presented by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT EVENT SPONSORS:   Onsite Workshops; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosemary Frank Financial Dr. Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and the founder of the PACT Training Institute and the developer of PACT—A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy.  PACT is an integration of neuroscience, arousal regulation, and attachment theory. This therapy modality centers on early attachment and its …


NPI CE Luncheon

November 10, 2017 | Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212

“Responding to Therapy-Interfering Behavior Using DBT,” Presenter: Stephanie Vaughn PsyD Location: Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212 Click HERE for directions and parking. Presentation Description: Research suggests that “liking” therapy patients is correlated with the actual effectiveness of therapy. However, hands-on interventions designed to enhance the therapeutic relationship are few and far between. Clinicians are often at a loss as to how …



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...

The Origins of NPI

The beginning of NPI was like a miracle. I suppose any conception has the elements of mystery and amazement. NPI certainly did. I think in 1983 when a group got together, it was like a sperm penetrating an egg and suddenly cells grew, doubled and multiplied. Who can...