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Upcoming Seminars, Courses and Events

Masterclass 2021: Supervisión de casos clínicos de pacientes con Trastornos Severos de la Personalidad

Exponen terapeutas internacionales

TFP Uruguay te invita el próximo 24 de julio a asistir a una masterclass online junto al Maestro Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD (USA)


Narcissistic Personality Disorder within the Framework of Object Relations Theory: Current Perspectives

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The Home of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy in North America

A Zoom Conference – Friday, October 22, 2021, 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Presentations by: Otto Kernberg, Eve Caligor, Barry Stern, Diana Diamond, Frank Yeomans, John Clarkin, Nicole Cain, Julia Swislow

Save the Date – Registration opens on July 1, 2021

Continuing Education Program in TFP since 2016 by Grupo TFP México

Taught in Spanish, online version, face-to-face or hybrid format.

Courses usually begin on the third Saturday of January and third Saturday of August each year.

Two main courses:

  • Basic course in TFP
  • TFP course applied to the Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).

It is worth mentioning that our educational offering might differ because we are constantly renewing our plans such as the Semi-structured Interview of Personality Organization – STIPO Workshop (by request). (more…)

Specialist Training in Transference Focused Therapy

Poznan, January 22-23, 2021

We are pleased to announce that on January 22-23, 2021 in Poznan we began classes starting the first segment of a comprehensive specialist training in Transference Focused Therapy conducted in cooperation with the International Society of Transference Focused Psychotherapy.

Classes are conducted by Prof. Stephan Doering and Prof. Nel Draijer for the theoretical and supervision part. Profs. Nel Draijer and Stephan Doering will be joined by our colleagues Drs. Katarzyna Poniatowska-Leszczyńska and Anna Kaczmarska-Pająk as co-teachers and co-supervisors. (more…)

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New Books on Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Treating Pathological Narcissism with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy book

Drs. Diamond, Yeomans, Stern, and Kernberg fill a crucial gap in the clinical literature, providing a contemporary view of pathological narcissism and presenting an innovative treatment approach. Available Sept. 2021.

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Adolescents With Severe Personality Disorders book

Drs. Normandin, Ensink, Weiner, and Kernberg offer clinicians a comprehensive, compassionate presentation of this specialized psychodynamic psychotherapy: promising treatments for adolescents with PDs.

Psychodynamic Therapy for Personality Pathology book

Drs. Caligor, Kernberg, Clarkin, Yeomans: concepts and techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy from an object relations point of view; application of TFP beyond the borderline level of personality organization to the full range of personality pathology. Accompanied by educational video material.

Treatment of Severe Personality Disorders book

Dr. Kernberg presents an integrated update of the current knowledge of personality disorders, their neurobiological and psychodynamic determinants, and a specific psychodynamic psychotherapy geared to resolve psychopathology.

Fundamentals of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy book

Drs. Hersh, Caligor, and Yeomans describe the application of TFP principles across psychiatric settings in a way that will help all clinicians who deal with patients with personality disorders at the borderline level.

In this brief German language volume Dr. Doering describes TFP in a basic and pragmatic way including a lot of clinical material. An introduction to the model for those who want to get a foretaste.

The latest TFP manual and its translations:

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide book       

New translations of TFP-related books:


Please also peruse our extensive body of papers and our diagnostic tools in the Publications section of our website.


Borderline Personality Disorder

Personality disorder, as a term, may sound negative and judgmental and it is important to have a clear understanding with our patients of the meaning of the term. We explain that there is a group of disorders in the DSM-IV, ten of them to be specific...


Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Our approach to personality disorder treatment and research is based on the understanding of personality disorders in general and BPD in specific that is described in another section of this website.


Learn About ISTFP

The International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP) was founded in September 2011. Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is a psychoanalytic treatment for patients with borderline and other personality disorders.