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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 the Psychotherapy Division, and Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. A psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, Dr. Caligor's primary clinical and research interests are psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and the evaluation and treatment of personality pathology.  With her colleagues at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Caligor has developed Transference-Focused Psychotherapy – Extended (TFP-E) (Caligor et al 2018).  TFP-E is a general model of psychodynamic therapy designed to enhance one's sense of self and ability to establish and enjoy satisfying relationships with others.
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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, is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and professor of psychology. Dr. Diamond is Professor Emerita in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York and Senior Fellow at the Personality Disorders Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also Adjunct Professor at the New School for Social Research and in New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Diamond's primary interests are developing psychodynamic approaches to treating patients with personality disorders, and assessing changes in attachment, mentalization, and mental representation. Author or coauthor of numerous papers and books, she is a recipient of the Research Award from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. She serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Inquiry, is Vice President of the Margaret Mahler Foundation, and has a private practice in New York City. View profile.

Karin Ensink, Ph.D.Karin Ensink, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Université Laval in Quebec, Canada. She teaches, supervises and does research on the assessment, development and treatment of personality, psychopathology and trauma.

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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Lina Normandin, Ph.D.Lina Normandin, Ph.D. is Senior Fellow of the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill Cornell Medical College for the past 15 years leading a subgroup of members of the Institute to adapt Transference Focused Psychotherapy to severe personality disorders in adolescence. She is the first author of the treatment manual entitled "TFP-A for Severe Personality Disorders in Adolescence" and she contributed to the development of a Structured Interview of Personality Organization-Adolescent (STIPO-A) and the Inventory of Personality Organisation-Adolescent (IPO-A). Dr. Normandin is the founding president of TFP-Quebec/Canada. She is a full professor at University Laval, Quebec, Canada.

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...

Alan Weiner, Ph.D.Alan Weiner, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry). The New York Presbyterian Hospital -Weill Cornell Medical Center. Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute. Interest in Personality Disorders in adolescents.

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...