Carlton Cornett: Being With Patients

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Luton Conference Room, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212


  • If you are not a current member, there is a $10 fee for this event.
  • If you are a current member of the organization, there is no additional fee for this event.

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"Carlton Cornett: Being With Patients"

Books are a medium through which one person (the author) tries to communicate something to another person (the reader). Books can achieve this goal or fall significantly short of it. During this program, Carlton Cornett will discuss his fourth and latest book, Being with Patients: An Introduction to the Psychotherapy of Harry Stack Sullivan, M. D. and Otto Allen Will, Jr., M. D. He will discuss his motivations for writing it, read passages from the book, and discuss what he is attempting to communicate with the book.

Bio: A graduate of the University of Georgia’s school of social work in 1984, Carlton Cornett, LCSW is in private practice in Nashville. He holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science in the school of medicine at Vanderbilt University and is a professional member of the Washington School of Psychiatry. In 2017 he became a faculty member in the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program. His previous books include: Affirmative Dynamic Psychotherapy with Gay Men (published by Jason Aronson), Reclaiming the Authentic Self (also published by Jason Aronson), and The Soul of Psychotherapy (published by Simon & Schuster).

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the panel discussion, attendees will:

After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe two characteristics of interpersonal psychotherapy;

  2. Give one example of how Sullivan and Will have impacted modern psychotherapy;

  3. Define the difference between explanatory and experiential learning approaches to psychotherapy.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase (cash or check) at a reduced price for this group.


6:30 – 7:00 Beverages & hors d'oeuvres
7:00 – 8:30 Presentation and discussion

Parking is available in the garage on Children's Way.

Enter VPH through the northeast side of building facing the South Garage near Children’s Hospital

(see map below)

Continuing Education:

If you wish Continuing Education credits:  1.5 hrs CE offered (cost $10.00 for non-members).  If you want to sign up for CEs in advance, you may register online at or or you can register at the event.

The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for psychologists. The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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