Cómo Captar lo Esencial de la TFP y Cómo Afinar la Técnica a Través de la Observación de Casos Clinicos

Montevideo-Uruguay, August 3 – 5, 2019

Speaker: Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD
Workshop will be in Spanish (more…)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

5-6 September 2019 in Kraków, Poland

Speakers: Karin Ensink, Ph.D. and Frank Yeomans, MD., Ph.D.
Polish Society for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 8th Conference (more…)

New Developments in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Treatment of Self and Interpersonal Functions

Amsterdam, October 1 – 2, 2019

Master Class taught by Eve Caligor MD

This master class will provide an overview of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy – Extended (TFP-E), a flexible, trans-diagnostic psychodynamic treatment model for pathology of self and interpersonal functioning based on TFP principles.  The treatment builds on a convergence between the psychodynamic, object relations theory model of personality pathology and recent developments in the empirical study of personality disorders reflected in the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders in the DSM5. Both models emphasize the centrality of self and interpersonal functioning in personality health and pathology across a range of severity, and improvement in these domains of functioning emerges as a central goal in treatment.  The course will introduce participants to the general clinical principles and specific techniques that define TFP-E.  We will highlight how this general treatment model is systematically modified according to severity of personality pathology, as techniques are differentially applied to meet the needs of the individual patient. (more…)

TFP Professionals: Register here to join the ISTFP!

New Books on Transference-Focused Psychotherapy


The new TFP manual and its translations:



New translations of TFP-related books:


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.