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

The STIPO-R
and
original STIPO

are now available.

BorderlineDisorders.com 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

Frank Yeomans MD, PhD

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

Montevideo, Uruguay,  July 27 - 29, 2018

Eve Caligor MD
Plenary Session "Treating self and interpersonal functioning: Transference-Focused Therapy -- Extended"

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2018
Theme: 'Rediscovering Psychotherapy'

National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide,  August 24 - 26, 2018

Eve Caligor MD
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Two Day Workshop

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2018
Theme: 'Rediscovering Psychotherapy'

National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide,  August 27 - 28, 2018

Eve Caligor MD and Frank Yeomans MD, PhD

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

Currently accepting applications for September 2018. Contact Dr. Caligor for information. Contact Judy Mars at jk52@cumc.columbia.edu to apply.
1051 Riverside Drive, Box 63, New York, N.Y. 10032,  September 11, 2018 - June 15, 2019

Eve Caligor MD and Frank Yeomans MD, PhD

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

Currently accepting applications for September 2018. Contact Dr. Caligor for information. Contact Judy Mars at jk52@cumc.columbia.edu to apply.
1051 Riverside Drive, Box 63, New York, N.Y. 10032,  September 11, 2018 - June 15, 2019

Frank Yeomans MD, PhD
Moderator: How to work with online supervision in TFP; Roundtable discussion: Technical problems in learning TFP; Moderator: Meeting of the ISTFP Board of Supervisors

Congress of the International Society for TFP

Barcelona,  September 30 - October 2, 2018

Eve Caligor MD, Frank Yeomans MD, PhD
Introduction to TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Congress of the International Society for TFP

Barcelona,  September 30, 2018

Otto Kernberg, MD
Plenary Lecture "Transference Patterns in Personality Disorders"

Congress of the International Society for TFP

Barcelona,  October 1, 2018

Eve Caligor MD
Plenary Lecture "What is our identity? Introducing Transference-Focused Psychotherapy -- Extended (TFP-E)"

Congress of the International Society for TFP

Barcelona,  October 2, 2018

Frank Yeomans MD, PhD
"The Challenge of Narcissism," workshop on TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Formation Théorique en TFP (TFP Training Module)
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Vaudois University Hospital Center)

Lausanne, Switzerland,  November 23 - 24, 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.