Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)
Frank Yeomans, M.D.
Diana Diamond, Ph.D.
April 4, 2018 - May 2, 2018
7:00 - 8:20 PM
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is an evidence-based treatment for the severe personality disorders, particularly borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. TFP builds on a psychoanalytic object relations model. TFP combines a psychoanalytic approach with structure and limit-setting. The goals of the treatment are ambitious - personality change, as reflected in modifications in patients’ defensive structure and better functioning and satisfaction in their interpersonal and work lives, as well as symptom change. After taking this course, participants will improve their ability to treat patients with severe personality disorders.*This course is an elective for candidates.*
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
Not yet posted.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. describe the concept of psychological structure and its relation to the specific symptoms of personality disorders organized at the borderline level
2. appreciate the role of identity integration in treating personality disorders organized at the borderline level
3. utilize strategies, tactics and techniques of transference-focused psychotherapy in the clinical setting