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Upcoming Seminars, Courses and Events

TFP Foundational Workshop

Presented by: Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD

Online via Zoom, November 5 – 6, 2021

Sponsored by McLean Hospital

ISTFP Conference, 7th Biennial

SAVE THE DATE: October 29 to 31, 2022

Innsbruck, Austria

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…)

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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:

Polish version of Otto Kernberg’s book: “Treatment of Severe Personality Disorders. Resolution of Aggression and Recovery of Eroticism”

Polish version of Otto Kernberg’s: “Treatment of Severe Personality Disorders. Resolution of Aggression and Recovery of Eroticism”

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.