ISTFP Conference, 6th Biennial

The Innsbruck, Austria International Conference is cancelled; replaced with an online conference.

ISTFP on-line conference
September 25 and 26, 2020

The international conference that had been planned for September in Innsbruck has been postponed until September 2021. However, we do not want to go that long without the opportunity to present new material and exchange ideas. The online conference will take place for a half day on each of the above days — in the morning in the Americas and in the afternoon in Europe.

The Innsbruck Planning Committee is organizing this year’s online conference as well as next year’s conference, in conjunction with the Executive Board of the ISTFP. More detail to follow.

Professionals: Register here to join the ISTFP

Upcoming Seminars, Courses and Events

Introduction to TFP (in Spanish, Online)

Montevideo, Uruguay: August 6, 7, 2020

Seminar Instructor: Dr. Frank Yeomans

Sponsor: The Academic Direction of the Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Psychology of the School of Psychology, University of the Republic.

Supervision of TFP (in Spanish, Online)

Montevideo, Uruguay: August 8, 9, 2020

Dr. Frank Yeomans will teach a two-day clinical workshop focusing on supervision of TFP.

Sponsored by TFP-Uruguay (in Spanish).
For further information, contact Mónica Eidlin at [email protected].

Psychodynamische Diagnostik und Psychotherapie von Persönlichkeitsstörungen

Münsterlingen: CURRICULUM 2020/2021, BASISKURSE

Psychiatrische Klinik Münsterlingen
In Kooperation mit der International Society
of TFP (ISTFP) und Swiss Society of TFP (SSTFP)

This training is in German.



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 by Grupo TFP México

Mexico City: Courses begin on the second Saturday of January and the second Saturday of August each year.

Basic TFP course from 9:30 to 12:00 and TFP course applied to narcissism from 12:00 to 14:30.

Events that together help the participants to obtain the Level A certification for the ISTFP, which indicates that the student must participate in a course, seminar or workshop, until the equivalent of 63 hours of guaranteed training seminars by the ISTFP.


Professionals: Register here to join the ISTFP

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.