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TFP Staff and Fellows

Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA, is the Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.  He is a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and is currently the President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. More...

John F. Clarkin, PhD John F. Clarkin, PhD, is Co-Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.  He is the Executive Officer of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Eve Caligor MDEve Caligor MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Director of Psychotherapy Training and Research, Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Caligor's primary clinical and research interests are the evaluation and treatment of personality disorders. In addition to assessment and clinical technique, Dr. Caligor is interested in identifying the most effective psychotherapeutic approaches for different kinds of personality pathology.
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Monica Carsky, Ph.D.Monica Carsky, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College; Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Adjunct Faculty, Fairleigh Dickinson University Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology; Supervising and Training Analyst, Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey. She is a Fellow at the PDI and was a co-leader of the supportive psychotherapy arm for the PDI randomized control trial research on psychotherapy for borderline personality. She also lectures and consults widely to professionals on the treatment of patients with personality disorders. More...

Jill Delaney, MSWJill Delaney, MSW, Fellow, The Personality Disorders Institute, NYPH-Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Voluntary Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell Medical College; American Psychoanalytic Association; American Psychological Association, Division 39. President of The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Diana Diamond, PhDDiana Diamond, PhD, clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and professor of psychology; Professor Emerita, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, City University of New York; Senior Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute, Weill Cornell Medical Center; Adjunct Professor New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Professor of Clinical Practice, New School for Social Research

Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D.Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Catherine Haran, Psy.D.Catherine Haran, Psy.D., Assistant Professor Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry, Senior Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College; Member International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy; Member American Psychological Association.

Experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, with specific expertise in the treatment of adult people suffering with Personality Disorders utilizing Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). Provide Supervision of Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Psychotherapists learning to practice TFP.

Richard G. Hersh, MDRichard G. Hersh, MD, Special Lecturer in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; Scientific Advisory Board of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)
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Mark F. Lenzenweger, PhDMark F. Lenzenweger, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton where he is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology (clinical science, behavioral neuroscience, and cognitive psychology areas). He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Personality Disorders Institute, Adjunct Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College. Professor Lenzenweger focuses largely on research in the areas of schizotypy/schizophrenia as well as the longitudinal study of personality disorders. He also specializes in advanced statistical methods in psychopathology research. He maintains a private practice as well in Ithaca, New York.
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Kenneth Levy, PhDKenneth Levy, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor in the Clinical Area in the Department of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the Laboratory for the Study of Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy. He has had a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University since 2000.  He is a Faculty Fellow and a member of the steering committee at the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI) and has been both a Principle Investigator and co-Principle Investigator on many of the central projects to the PDI  over the last 10 years. Dr. Levy maintains a part-time private practice in State College, PA where he works with child, adolescent, and adult patients across a wide range of psychopathology in psychodynamically-oriented individual psychotherapy but with a specific focus on personality disorders.  He also consults in New York City and White Plains, New York.
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Kevin B. Meehan, PhDKevin B. Meehan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn. He is a TFP study therapist, research associate, and co-investigator on numerous clinical trials and studies with PDI colleagues. Dr. Meehan also maintains a private practice in downtown Brooklyn. View research activities.
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Barry L. Stern, Ph.D.Barry L. Stern, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Prof. of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Michael Stone, MDMichael Stone, MD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry: Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and Attending in Forensic Psychiatry: Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. He is author of a number of books, including The Fate of Borderline Patients and Healing the Mind, a History of Psychiatry. More...

Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhDFrank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.  He is a Senior Consultant in and teaches internationally for the Personality Disorders Institute, and is in private practice in White Plains and New York City. More...