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.


Wellness 66 Event – A Day with Dr. Kelly Wilson

October 5, 2018 | Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus 330 10th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37209

*Online Registration for this event is CLOSED.  To be added to the Waiting List, please email NpiNashville@gmail.com. Wellness 66 and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute are joining to host a full-day seminar with Dr. Kelly Wilson, one of the founders of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an evidence-based treatment with well over 200 randomized clinical trials. ACT has shown promising results for psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and eating …


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 workshop …



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....