Professional Vita for David Williams McMillan Clinical Psychologist


B.A., June, 1968: Southwestern at Memphis Memphis, TN (History) 1964-1968
Attended: Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX (Law School) 1969-1970
M.A., June, 1974: George Peabody College for Teachers Nashville, TN (Psychology) 1971-1974
Ph.D., May, 1977: George Peabody College for Teachers Nashville, TN (Psychology) All requirements completed November, 1976

License for clinical practice in Tennessee granted August 24, 1977; License Number PO523.

Married to the Honorable Marietta Shipley, Judge of Second Circuit Court of Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee.


1977 – Present: Clinical Psychologist in private practice.
1994 – 1999: Founder and Co-Director of Compose, a program to treat family violence.
1993 – 2000: Consultant to Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
1988 – Present: Founder and Co-Director of Parkwest Eating Disorder Program.
2001 – Present: Adjunct faculty member George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology.
1985 -1986: Participant in Vanderbilt University Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy Research Project led by Hans Strupp and Jeffery Binder.
1984 -1985: Consultant to Nissan Motor Manufacturing Company, Smyrna, Tennessee; organized and taught stress management class for staff and families.
1977 -1984: Adjunct faculty member at Peabody College
1979 -1984: Supervisor of graduate students for clinical practice
1978: Director of Correction Youth Center Comprehensive Evaluation. This was an evaluation conducted by national experts in various areas of youth corrections.
1974 -1975: Palo Alto, VA, Stanford Psychiatric Teaching Hospital, Palo Alto, California. Intern: Family Study Unit. Interviewed families, observe therapy, nine hours of supervision weekly, attended seminars and staff meetings.


1993-1998: Chairman of the Tennessee Psychological Association Colleague Assistance Committee.
1993-1998: Board member of Tennessee Psychological Association.
1991-2005: Member of Tennessee Psychological Association Colleague Assistance Committee.
1989: Chair of Nashville Psychotherapy Institute
1985-Present: Member of Nashville Area Psychological Association.
1984-Present: Member and founder of Nashville Psychotherapy Institute
1977-Present: Member of American Psychological Association
1977-Present: Listed in National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
1977-Present: Member of Tennessee Psychological Association.


McMillan, D. W. (2005), “Emotion Rituals: A Resource for Therapists and Clients,” The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine conference, December 2005, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


McMillan, D. W. An Ecological Approach to Quality of Life in the Household. A Social Report of Nashville. Nashville: Urban Observatory of Metropolitan Nashville – University Centers, 1973.

McMillan, D. W., & D. Chavis. Sense of Community: An Attempt at Definition. Journal of Community Psychology, January, 1986.

Carr, T. H., T. P. Cook, P. S. Strain & D. W. McMillan. An Ecologically Oriented Approach to Youth Deviance. Journal of Community Psychology, Vol.4, #4: 389-399.

McMillan, D. W. Sense of Community. Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 24, #4: 315-325.


McMillan, D. W. Create Your Own Love Story, the art of lasting relationships. Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 1997.

McMillan, D. W. Emotion Rituals: A Resource for Therapists and Clients. Brunner-Routledge, 2005.


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