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.


NPI 2019 April CE Luncheon

April 12, 2019 | Scarritt Bennett Center 2nd Floor, Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212

“Love and Psychotherapy: A New View of Ego Defenses,” Presented by Volney Gay, PhD   Sponsored by: Presenter Bio: Volney Gay retired in August 2018 as Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Religious Studies, and Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and a member of Section I, Division 39, American Psychological Association. He has published nine books on …


2019 NPI Jennie Adams Spring Workshop

May 4, 2019 | Vanderbilt Divinity School 411 21st Ave S. Nashville, TN 37240

“Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP) in the 21 st Century” Presented by Jeffrey L. Binder, Ph.D., ABPP Join us as we welcome Jeffrey L. Binder, Ph.D., ABPP, Private Practice and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University as our Spring Workshop speaker. Dr. Binder, codeveloper of Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (TLDP),  has authored and co-authored many articles and book chapters on psychotherapy practice, training, and research as well as authored or co-authored three books …



Join our NPI Meet-Up Group

Formed in 2014 for the purpose of facilitating community and strengthening connection between new and veteran members of NPI, our Meetup Group has been going strong for almost 5 years now.  With over 225 members and almost 50 Meetup’s under our belt, Meetup has proven...

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...