Dedicated to the Study and Treatment of Personality Disorders
The Center for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

original STIPO

are now available. is a website founded and maintained by a group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to the study and practice of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for borderline and other personality disorders. The site's objective is to provide professionals and the public with information related to TFP-related scholarly and clinical activities in the greater New York City area.

Seminars & Conferences More Details

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Training
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

1051 Riverside Drive, Box 63, New York, N.Y. 10032,  September 1, 2017 - June 15, 2018

Videoconference Training in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

1051 Riverside Drive, Box 63, New York, N.Y. 10032,  September 1, 2017 - June 15, 2018

Part 2 of TFP Training
Association of Existential and Analytical Therapists

Moscow,  November 23 - 25, 2017

Different structural organizations in the transference in working with neurotic, narcissistic and borderline patients
Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine

Faculty House, Columbia University, New York, NY,  January 9, 2018

Psychodynamic Therapy for Personality Pathology: Treating Self and Interpersonal Functioning
International Therapy Institute, Salt Lake City Chapter

Salt Lake City, Utah,  March 2, 2018

Premier Module de Formation Théorique en TFP
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

Lausanne, Switzerland,  March 14 - 16, 2018

Assessment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
McLean borderline personality disorder Training Institute

Waltham Wood Conference Center, Boston, MA,  March 23 - 24, 2018

Promoting enhanced emotion regulation in individuals with severe personality disorders: The TFP model
National Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD)

New York, NY,  April 13 - 14, 2018

"Levels of BPD," Plenary Lecture
Annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD)

New York City,  April 14, 2018

Presentations TBD
Annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association

New York City,  May 5 - 8, 2018

Advances in Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders: Treating Self and Interpersonal Functioning Across the Range of Severity, Symposium
Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association

New York, NY,  May 5 - 9, 2018

Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder: TFP, CME course
Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association

New York, NY,  May 5 - 9, 2018

A Clinician's Guide to Personality Disorders Assessment: The Structured Interview of Personality Organization – R (STIPO-R) and the Levels of Personality Organization Self-Report (LPOq), Workshop
Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association

New York, NY,  May 5 - 9, 2018

Eroticism: Denial and Recovery, Symposium discussant
Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association

New York, NY,  May 5 - 9, 2018

"A Treatment for BPD Focused on Psychological Structure"
Grand Rounds at Lenox Hill Hospital

New York City,  May 8, 2018

Seminar on TFP at the ÖGATAP

Vienna,  June 2, 2018

Segunda Formación en TFP
Segunda Formación en TFP, con énfasis sobre la Personalidad Narcissita

Montevideo, Uruguay,  July 27 - 29, 2018

Congress of the International Society for TFP

Barcelona,  October 1 - 2, 2018

Notable Publications More Details

Transference-Focused Psyhotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide first provides clinicians with a model of borderline pathology that is essential for expert assessment and treatment planning and then addresses the empirical underpinnings and specific therapeutic strategies of transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP). 2015.

Analysis of data from the Weill Cornell PDI RCT found that, among the treatments that were studied, only TFP was associated with change in fundamental psychological process such as reflective functioning and internal working model of attachment:
Levy KN, Meehan KB, Kelly, KM, et al: Change in attachment patterns and reflective function in a randomized control trial of transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(6):1027-1040, 2006.

The PDI completed data analysis on the randomized, controlled trial of three treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder:
Clarkin, J.F., Levy, K.N., Lenzenweger, M.F., & Kernberg, O.F. (2007).
Evaluating three treatments for borderline personality disorder: a multiwave study.
American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 922-928.

Colleagues in Europe carried out an RCT on TFP, thus helping establish TFP as an evidence-based treatment:
Doering S, Hörz S, Rentrop M, Fischer-Kern M, Schuster P, Benecke C, Buchheim A, Martius P, and Buchheim P: TFP vs. treatment by community therapists for BPD: RCT.
British Journal of Psychiatry, 196(5), 2010.

The nature of personality disorders and their treatment:
Levy, Wasserman, Scott, Yeomans (2009)
Empirical evidence for transference focused psychotherapy and other psychodynamic psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder.

Please Note: Due to Federal regulations, we are not able to respond to any clinical questions by e-mail. This includes requests for referrals. In most parts of the country, information regarding referrals can be obtained from the local branches of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers. They often have lists of therapists who specialize in specific areas of treatment.

For more information about borderline personality — both about the condition and about resources please visit the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center.

Our Affiliates

International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (ISTFP)

Dept. of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Medical University of Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Wien, Austria
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The Personality Studies Institute

122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3200
New York, NY 10168

Members of this institute focus on teaching and training mental health professionals in TFP. In addition we continue to research aspects of personality disorders and offer treatment through our individual practices.