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Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for working with patients with Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Features

October 15, 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D.
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD), Pre-conference workshop (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…)

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…)

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…)

Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Foundational Training: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

China, July 5-7, 2019

Faculty: Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment for patients with personality disorders (PD). TFP offers psychotherapists an overarching approach to patients with severe PD symptoms including, but not limited to, patients with borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. The goals of our training program include: 1) Introduction to TFP as an individual psychotherapy for patients with personality disorder symptoms, and 2) Introduction to TFP principles of use to clinicians in a variety of treatment settings who may not be offering an extended individual psychotherapy, but nevertheless want assistance in the challenges of treating patients with moderate to severe personality disorder symptoms. TFP Year 1, from June 2018 to May 2019, focused on setting a foundation of TFP knowledge and its use for treating borderline personality disorder. This 3-day workshop, as a part of TFP Year 2, will focus on narcissistic personality disorder. (more…)