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

Conferences & Seminars

The Personality Studies Institute offered a

Supervision Group for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

January to June 2006

Supervisors: Otto Kernberg, MD and Frank Yeomans, MD

Time: Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:00, starting January 11, 2006 through June 14, 2006

The focus will be on patients who can benefit from long-term exploratory therapy, such as hysterical, depressive, depressive-masochistic, narcissistic, histrionic, borderline, sadomasochistic, and infantile.

The supervision will focus on the object relations theory model of psychotherapy developed by Otto Kernberg and his colleagues, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. This model of therapy presents psychoanalytic psychotherapy in a clear, systematic way. The therapy promotes both improvement in symptoms and change in the personality structure, allowing patients to move on to more fully satisfying lives.

This supervision group is open to therapists who have completed a training program in psychiatry, psychology or clinical social work.

Participation in the group supervision will be limited to 8 therapists to allow regular presentation of cases by each member of the group. Applicants will be asked to send 1) a resume or curriculum vitae to document professional credentials and training in psychotherapy, and 2) a copy of professional license and malpractice coverage.

Fee: $1,500 (24 meetings).

Interested participants may elect to continue in group supervision beyond the end of June 2006.

For information, please contact the Personality Studies Institute.

The Supervisors:

Otto F. Kernberg, MD

Dr. Kernberg is director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Kernberg is Past President of the International Psychoanalytic Association and also Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. From 1976 to 1995, he was Associate Chairman and Medical Director of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division. Dr. Kernberg has been instrumental in advancing the psychiatric and psychoanalytic understanding of personality structure, and the theory, phenomenology and treatment of personality disorders. He is the author of 10 books and co-author of 9 others, ranging from Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism (1975) to Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques and their Applications (2004).

Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD

Dr. Yeomans is director of the Personality Studies Institute and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Since 1995, he has also been Senior Supervisor at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill-Cornell, under the directorship of Dr. Kernberg. His other positions included Unit Chief of the Psychodynamic Unit for Borderline Conditions at the New York Hospital-Westchester Division. More recently, Dr. Yeomans has become Director of the Personality Studies Institute in Manhattan. Dr. Yeomans has participated in establishing training programs for psychodynamic therapy of personality disoders in numerous other sites, including Universite Laval in Quebec, Pennsylvania State University, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and several books on psychotherapy research and technique, including, with Dr. Kernberg, A Primer on Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient, and Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality.

For information, please contact the Personality Studies Institute.

Opened to Qualified Licensed Professionals