Dedicated to the Study and Treatment of Personality Disorders

The Center for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Mark F. Lenzenweger, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Department of Psychology

Senior Research Fellow at the Personality Disorders Institute

Adjunct Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Research Activities

Mark F. Lenzenweger, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Personality Disorders Institute, Adjunct Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, The State University of New York at Binghamton. He has been on the professorial faculties at Cornell and Harvard as well. Affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College since 1984, he serves as methodologist and statistical analyst for the ongoing psychotherapy studies of borderline personality disorder at the Personality Disorders Institute (Principal Investigator: John Clarkin). He has studied the neurocognitive nature of borderline personality disorder and he has developed a theoretical model linking neurobiology, neurobehavioral systems, personality, and personality disorders. Lenzenweger is the Principal Investigator of the NIMH-funded Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders and he is a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award recipient for his scientific studies of endophenotypes in schizotypy and schizophrenia.  In addition to his scientific work, he maintains a private practice focused on transference-focused psychotherapy of personality pathology.

Lenzenweger, M.F., Clarkin, J.F., Caligor, E., Cain, N.M., & Kernberg, O.F. (2018). Malignant narcissism in relation to clinical change in borderline personality disorder: An exploratory study. Psychopathology. DOI: 10.1159/000492228

Lenzenweger MF, McClough JF, Clarkin JF, & Kernberg OF: Exploring the interface of neurobehaviorally-linked personality dimensions and personality organization in borderline personality disorder: The Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire and Inventory of Personality Organization. Journal of Personality Disorders, (2012).

Lenzenweger MF: Current status of the scientific study of the personality disorders: Epidemiologic, longitudinal, experimental psychopathology, and neurobehavioral perspectives (Distinguished Invited Essay). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2010; 58: 741-778.

Lenzenweger MF: A source, a cascade, a schizoid: A heuristic proposal
from The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders. Development and Psychopathology 22 (2010), 867-881.

Lenzenweger MF, Clarkin JF, Yeomans FE, Kernberg OF, Levy KN: Refining the Borderline Personality Disorder Phenotype through Finite Mixture Modeling: Implications for Classification. Journal of Personality Disorders, 22(4), 2008, pp 313-331.

Lenzenweger MF: Epidemiology of Personality Disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 31 (2008) 395–403.

Lenzenweger MF, Willett JB: Predicting Individual Change in Personality Disorder Features by Simultaneous Individual Change in Personality Dimensions Linked to Neurobehavioral Systems: The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Vol. 116, No. 4, 2007, pp 684-700.

Lenzenweger MF, Lane MC, Loranger AW, Kessler RC: DSM-IV Personality Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Biological Psychiatry 2007; 62: 553-564.

Lenzenweger MF, Johnson MD, Willett JB: Individual Growth Curve Analysis Illuminates Stability and Change in Personality Disorder Features: The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 61, 2004, pp 1015-1024.

Please see Dr. Lenzenweger's website for current activities.

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