ISTFP Research Award
Among many other initiatives, the International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP) shares its commitment to fostering science and acquisition of knowledge with a yearly award: the Research Award from the International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy. Publications issued in English during the last two years on personality pathology from an object relation point of view are eligible for nomination and consideration for the award which consists of Euro 1000. This award is meant to recognize rigorous scientific effort on transference-focused psychotherapy and will be presented to the winner during the ISTFP annual conference.
Any member in good standing can nominate a paper (including the author) by emailing the Chair of the Research Committee or Dr. Frank Yeomans. ISTFP encourages authors to nominate their own work.
Acknowledging the processes in which an institution is consolidated is essential to its development . In this sense, recognizing research efforts in TFP, helps us stimulate each of member of our organization to work in strengthening its scientific foundation.
- That’s how it started…
Since 2012, the ISTFP has recognized advances and research in the field of severe personality disorders. In this year Henk Jan Dalewijk and his colleague, Bert van Luyn, were honored for their achievement of the Symfora Tapes. This project is an instructional, seven-DVD set created in collaboration with some of the world’s leading clinicians specializing in the treatment of severe personality disorders from the approach of different types of psychotherapy: cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, transference-focused, dialectical behavioral, supportive, and integrated psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- 1st Research Award (2014)
- Diana Diamond
- Attachment and Mentalization in Female Patients with Comorbid Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorder – PDF
- 2nd Research Award (2016)
- When Social Inclusion Is Not Enough: Implicit Expectations of Extreme Inclusion in Borderline Personality Disorder – PDF
- 3rd Research Award (2018)
- Anna Tmej
- Changes in attachment representation in psychotherapy: is Reflective Functioning the crucial factor? – PDF
- Borderline patients before and after one year of Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP): A detailed analysis of change of attachment representations – PDF
4rd Research Award (2020)
Conformity to prototypical therapeutic principles and its relation with change in reflective functioning in three treatments for borderline personality disorder. – PDF
Development and Validation of the Interview of Personality Organization Processes in Adolescence (IPOP-A) – PDF
What’s coming for this ISTFP Research Award 2022?
The winner will be announced at this year’s Conference.
For more research…
These recognitions and awards motivate us to continue increasing knowledge and sharing them with the scientific community of the ISTFP and clinicians around the world who want to know more about this therapeutic model and personality disorders in general.
Enjoy this ISTFP Research Award 2022!