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Upcoming Seminars, Courses and Events

Diplomado Trastornos Severos de la Personalidad

Chile, Abril 2020- Diciembre 2021

Magister Clinico y terapeuta acreditado en TFP
Grupo TFP Chile
Universidad de Valparaiso

6th TFP-training in Vienna organized by ÖGATAP

Vienna, May 2021

Weiterbildung in TFP/Übertragungsfokussierte Psychotherapie der Borderlinestörungen

Auf den jahrzehntelangen Arbeiten Otto Kernbergs zur Borderline-Persönlichkeits-Organisation fußend steht mit der TFP eine mittlerweile weltweit verbreitete störungsspezifische psychodynamische Behandlungsmethode zur Verfügung, deren Wirksamkeit wissenschaftlich gut fundiert ist. Seit 1999 ist die TFP als Behandlungsmanual publiziert. In mehreren wissenschaftlichen Begleitstudien konnte die Wirksamkeit eindrucksvoll belegt werden.

Seit 2004 organisiert die ÖGATAP Weiterbildungscurricula in TFP.


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

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.

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.

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:



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.