This course is full. For more information, please contact the Borderline Personality Institute Training Institute.

This 3-day course offers training in an empirically validated treatment approach Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is a state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment for patients with personality disorders (PD). While derived from psychoanalytic tradition, TFP has important modifications making it of use to general clinicians today working with patients with significant personality disorder pathology.

TFP offers clinicians an overarching approach to patients with PD symptoms including, but not limited, to patients with borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. The goals of this workshop include: 1) Introduction to TFP as an individual psychotherapy for patients with personality disorder symptoms, and 2) Introduction to TFP principles of use to clinicians in a variety of treatment settings who may not be offering an extended individual psychotherapy, but nevertheless want assistance in the challenges of treating patients with moderate to severe personality disorder symptoms. TFP Part 1, in October of 2016, focused on setting a foundation of TFP knowledge and its use for treating borderline personality disorder. This course, Transference Focused Psychotherapy Foundational Training Part: Narcissistic Personality Disorder, will focus on narcissistic personality disorder.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to understand:

  1. The strategies, tactics and techniques of effective psychodynamic psychotherapy for borderline and narcissistic personality disorders
  2. How to perceive and identify object relations as they are enacted in the therapy
  3. The awareness use of countertransference with borderline and narcissistic patients
Lois W Choi-Kain, MD
Belmont, MA
Diana Diamond, PhD
Professor, City College of New York
Richard Hersh, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Colombia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Frank Yeomans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Director, Personality Studies Institute
Title Time Faculty Room
A Review of the TFP Treatment Model 8:30AM - 10:00AM  
Break 10:00AM - 10:15AM  
Examples of the Mid-Phase of Treatment: Medication 10:15AM - 11:45AM  
Lunch 11:45AM - 12:45PM  
The Late Phase and Termination 12:45PM - 2:15PM  
Break 2:15PM - 2:30PM  
Review of an Entire Case 2:30PM - 4:00PM  

Jointly Sponsored Continuing Education For:

McLean Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designated this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 18 C.E. credits.

Continuing Education For:

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 18 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 72483-1.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: McLean Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM No. 6085). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 18NBCC hours.

Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 18 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

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This conference will be held at the Waltham Woods Conference Center. The address is:

Waltham Woods Conference Center
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA