Title and Department
Director Emeritus, Course Instructor
Center for Professional Health
Professional bio

William H. Swiggart IV was involved in the practice of psychotherapy for 40 years. He retired from private practice in 2012. He was also an Assistant in Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the co-director of The Center for Professional Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Mr. Swiggart was the primary therapist for The Vanderbilt Institute for the Treatment of Addiction, and the first registered art therapist in the state of Tennessee.

He received his bachelor’s degree in special education, his master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Tennessee, and is a licensed professional counselor. He is the past president of Nashville’s Psychotherapy Institute. Mr. Swiggart is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). He serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Application and Scholarship in Theater (CAST) in Medicine at George Washington University and has conducted workshops both in the U.S. and internationally.

Swiggart, Director Emeritus of the Center for Professional Health, is currently a course faculty member for "Addressing the Burnout Epidemic: A Training Program for Healthcare Leaders" at CPH.