Dr. Nat T. Winston, Jr. will be speaking at Cumberland University Tuesday, April 20th from 12:30pm until 1:30pm in Baird Chapel. The talk is sponsored by PSI CHI and PSYCURIOUS. Lunch will be provided.
- Dr. Winston served as the first psychiatrist in East Tennessee
- In 1961, he was credited with opening a new 150-bed psychiatric hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- In 1991, he built a facility to house teenage sexual perpetrators, all of whom had been victims of childhood molestation.
- He has also served as Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Tennessee under two governors and is considered an authority in the treatment of childhood sexual molestation.
- Dr. Winston shares his 51 years of experience of treating adult women in DEAR GOD: I HOPE YOU WILL ALWAYS LOVE ME AND FORGIVE ME: The Child Molested; the book features true stories of sexual abuse that many can relate to but are just too frightened to share.
- Dr. Winston also co-wrote a song with Johnny Cash and was largely responsible for helping Cash end his addiction to amphetamines and barbiturates.
- He also conducted a mental evaluation of James Earl Ray to evaluate his mental competence and ability to stand trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.