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 Jules Seeman Fall Workshop

October 20, 2018 | Nashville School of Law 4013 Armory Oaks Drive Nashville, TN 37204

GOOD STUFF:  Generosity, Gratitude, Courage, and Humility Presenter:  Salman Akhtar, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College, Supervising and Training Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia   Make plans to join us for some GOOD STUFF…. “I’ve been reading Akhtar’s work for about 25 years and a ending his presentations at every opportunity. He is my favorite presenter in the world of therapy.”  John Waide, PhD, LCSW (NPI Member)   “Having spent a day in a …


NPI November CE Luncheon

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

PANEL DISCUSSION:   “Anxiety in the Age of Trump,” Panelists: Jerome Burt, PhD, Parrish Paul, PhD, Barbara Sanders, LCSW, and Kacy Silverstein, M.Ed. SPONSOR:  Cumberland Hall Hospital   Location: Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212 Click HERE for directions and parking.



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....