Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists

Providing collegiality and continuing education for clinical pastoral therapists and advocacy for the profession of pastoral therapy in Tennessee.


Welcome to TNAPT!

Our organization seeks to integrate the theological and psychological disciplines to equip therapists for providing holistic care to people seeking healing.


You are invited to our annual conference!

September 9-10

Friday Evening, Sept. 9
Connecting Spirituality in Counseling: Mindfulness, Mantras, and Memories
Dr. Ryan Noel Fraser was born in the States but raised in South Africa on the mission field. Ryan is an Associate Professor of Bible and Pastoral Counseling at Freed-Hardeman University and has been teaching at FHU since 2006. His lecture will emphasize distinctively Christian approaches to mindfulness interventions, auditory and visual mantras, and the invitation to the spiritual “cloud of witnesses” who serves as both an imaginal audience and collective witness to clients’ narratives of travail and triumph.

Saturday Morning, Sept. 10
Suicidology
Dr. Mark Loftis is an Associate Professor at Tennessee Tech University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider, Senior Psychological Examiner-Health Service Provider, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, and Master Addiction Counselor. The speaker will provide an overview of the study of suicide beginning with Shneidman’s work and look at contemporary theories and interventions.

For more information, explore our Annual Conference page in the menu at the top of this page or click on the button below.


Become a Member of TNAPT!

If you are (1) ordained and/or endorsed to the ministry of pastoral therapy/counseling by a religious endorsing body, (2) a licensed mental health professional in Tennessee, (3) being trained under supervision in a mental health discipline, or (4) a student pursuing a degree in a mental health discipline, we would love to have you join TNAPT!


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MHART formed as a result of passionate professionals discussing how Tennessee therapists could serve the community during the pandemic and other disasters. Our primary purpose is to connect mental health professionals to volunteer opportunities quickly. For more information and to read about MHART updates, visit MHART Newsletter. To volunteer, visit https://www.mharttn.org/volunteer-registration/.

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