Dr. Yeomans is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill-Cornell, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and Director of the Personality Studies Institute in Manhattan. He graduated from Harvard College and went on to obtain his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine and complete his training in psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College.

Demonstration Session of TFP at the 2013 NASSPD Conference.

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Training During Residency: An Aide to Learning Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, by Jennifer Bernstein MD, Matthew Zimmerman MD, and Elizabeth L. Auchincloss MD

ON-LINE COURSE: Videoconference Training in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, taught by Eve Caligor MD and Frank Yeomans MD PhD, Sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, September, 2018 - June, 2019

Dr. Yeomans' primary interests are the development, investigation, teaching, and practice of psychotherapy for personality disorders. He has participated in establishing training programs for psychodynamic therapy of personality disorders in numerous sites in North America and Europe. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and books, including A Primer on Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient, and Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: Focusing on Object Relations, co-authored with Drs. John Clarkin and Otto Kernberg. He was the head of the team of TFP therapists in the RCT reported on in the article "Evaluating three treatments for borderline personality disorder: a multiwave study" that appeared in the American Journal of Psychiatry in June 2007.

Recent Professional Activities

September 2019

"Psychodynamic psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults" with Professor Karin Ensink at the Polish Society for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Krakow, Poland.

"Cómo Captar lo Esencial de la TFP y Cómo Afinar la Técnica a Través de la Observación de Casos Clinicos," Coordinadora General: Psic. Mónica Eidlin, Por Consultas e Inscripcionies: Uruguay.TFP@gmail.com, Organiza TFP-Uruguay

July 2019

"Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Foundational Training: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)" sponsored by the Hangzhou (China) Institute of Personality Studies and Development jointly with the Personality Disorder Institute and the International Society of Transference Focused Psychotherapy.

May 2019

Psychodynamic Therapy for Personality Pathology: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy — Extended at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) led by Eve Caligor, MD with John Clarkin, PhD, Richard G. Hersh, MD, Otto F. Kernberg, MD, Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD

Dilemmas in the Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, led by Glen Owens Gabbard, MD with Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD, Diana Diamond, PhD, Holly D Crisp, MD, Elsa Ronningstam

Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) with Otto F. Kernberg, MD, Eve Caligor, MD, Diana Diamond, PhD

April 2019

Grand Rounds at the Institute of Living, Hartford CT

Supervision in TFP - Clinique Cherrier, Montreal

February 2019

Rome - Personality Disorders in Youth and Emerging Adulthood: Assessment and Treatment, with Vincenzo Caretti on DSM-5 and AMPD, Massimo Ammaniti on personality disorders in adolescents and young adults, Fabio Madeddu, borderline pathology, Sergio Dazzi on the PDLab and treatment, and Frank Yeomans MD PhD on TFP; Workshop on Therapy with Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Discussion of Cases, LUMSA University (the Vatican University of Rome)

January 2019

NEA-BPD Call-in discussion of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Demystifying Narcissism. Panel with Meg Wolitzer, Eve Caligor, MD, Todd Essig, and Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD sponsored by Columbia Psychoanalytic, Weill Cornell Medical College, Uris Auditorium, 1300 York Avenue; Advance Registration recommended.

November 2018

Formation Théorique en TFP at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. "The Challenge of Narcissism," workshop on TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

September 2018

Congress of the International Society for TFP, Barcelona
Introduction to TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder co-taught with Eve Caligor MD
Roundtable discussion: Technical problems in learning TFP
Moderator: How to work with online supervision in TFP, Meeting of the ISTFP Board of Supervisors
Nine month Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Training course sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, also with an online component, co-taught with Eve Caligor MD

July 2018

Segunda Formación en TFP, con énfasis sobre la Personalidad Narcissita, Montevideo, Uruguay

June 2018

Seminar on TFP at the ÖGATAP, Vienna

Continuing Education course on TFP at the World Congress on Psychotherapy, Amsterdam

May 2018

Presentations at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York City

Grand Rounds at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City - "A Treatment for BPD Focused on Psychological Structure"

April 2018

"Levels of BPD", Plenary Lecture at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD), New York City

March 2018

Premier Module de Formation Théorique en TFP at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. "Fundamental Concepts of TFP" workshop.

November 2017

Didactic supervision at the Clinique Cherrier, Montréal

Part 2 of TFP Training at the the Association of Existential and Analytical Therapists, Moscow

October 2017

Annual meeting of the Société pour l'Intégration Psychiatriue, Lecture: La psychothérapie focalisée sur le transfert et le trauma, Workshop: Introduction à la psychothérapie focalisée sur le transfert.

September 2017

Nine month Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Training course sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, also with an online component, co-taught with Eve Caligor MD

August 2017

Supervision Meeting with the TFP-Argentina group, Buenos Aires

Introductory TFP Seminar sponsored by the TFP-Uruguay group, Montevideo

June 2017

Workshop on TFP, the Association of Existential and Analytical Therapists, Moscow

Meeting of the TFP-Netherlands Group, Amsterdam

TFP Workshop, Murcia, Spain

Dr. Yeomans with the graduating class from the TFP Training in Murcia, Spain, June 2017
Dr. Yeomans with the graduating class from the TFP Training in Murcia, Spain, June 2017

May 2017

Presentations at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Diego: Meet the Authors: Using Transference-Focused Psychotherapy to Meet the Challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder; Understanding and Treating Personality Disorders: A Severity-Guided Psychodynamic Framework; Book Signing; Understanding and Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder (see video clip)

New Jersey Psychological Association Spring Meeting: Understanding and Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Livingston, NJ

April 2017

TFP Workshop, the Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychologies, Providence

Grand Rounds at Lincoln Hospital: Using TFP Principles in Psychiatric Settings, Bronx, New York

Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Foundational Training: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) Part 2, Course offering by The McLean Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute, Waltham Woods Conference Center, Waltham, MA. Information.

March 2017

Audio of Los Angeles radio station KABC's "In Your Right Mind" weekly roundtable discussion, and Q&A.

Workshop on TFP, The Hincks Dellcrest Centre-Gail Appel Institute, Toronto

February 2017

Grup-TLP Barcelona: Training Course in TFP 2017, Module 1

January 2017

Grand Rounds at The Zucker Hillside Hospital: TFP for Borderline Personality Disorder, Queens, NY

November 2016

Denver, 2-day workshop on Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders, sponsored by University of Colorado Denver Department of Psychiatry

October 2016

New York, The 4th Bi-annual Conference of the International Society for TFP, Information and Registration

Cambridge, MA, Foundational Training in Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Part 1, Course offering by The McLean Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute

September 2016

Vilnius, Lithuania: 3 Day Introductory Workshop on TFP

July 2016

Amsterdam, CE course at the RINO: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

Munich, International Conference for Personality Disorders: Transference Focused Psychotherapy Case Presentation; and Double-Workshop, BPD and Narcissistic Personality Disorders (in TFP)

May 2016

Hong Kong, Annual Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists — Pre-Congress Workshop, TFP: An evidence based psychodynamic therapy for borderline and narcissistic personality disorder; Plenary lecture: Focused Psychodynamic Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Atlanta, APA Annual Mtg — CME course: Understanding and Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder & Symposium: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Across Personality Disorders

February 2016

GRUP-TLP Barcelona's 5th annual conference: "Narcissism," with Drs. Otto Kernberg, Stephan Doering, Lina Normandin, Miguel-Angel González-Torres, Luis Valenciano, and Joan Vegué, Barcelona, Spain

October 2015

Dr. Yeomans' address to the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association upon receiving the group's Distinguished Psychiatrist Award, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

September 2015

Two-day Conference: Psychodynamic Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, with Dr. Otto Kernberg, Polish Society for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Krakow, Poland. Contact Maria Bazan as needed for info.

Kernberg and Yeomans, Conference in Krakow, Poland
Drs. Kernberg and Yeomans, Conference in Krakow, Poland

June 2015

Yale Department of Psychiatry, Resident & Fellow Commencement Address: "Are We Still Biopsychosocial? Will We Continue to Be? (View video starting at 5:15)" June 5, 2015

May 2015

APA Annual Meeting, Toronto
17th — MASTER COURSE: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, with Otto Kernberg, MD and John Clarkin PhD, APA Annual Meeting, Toronto
18th — Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, with Otto Kernberg MD, Eve Caligor MD, and Diana Diamond, PhD

March 2015

Workshops in TFP in Australia:
20-21 — Integrating the Fragmented Self: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders, The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Western Australia, Perth
22 — "Introduction to Transference-Focused Psychotherapy," Sponsored by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (South Australian Branch and Faculty of Psychotherapy), Australian and New Zealand Association for Psychiatrists in Training (ANZAPT) and the South Australian Psychiatry Training Committee (SAPTC), Longview Winery, Adelaide, enquiries.
23 — "The Treatment of Personality Disorders," Sponsored by ANZAPT and SAPTC, Adelaide, enquiries.
23&24 — Monday and Tuesday evening supervision and training workshops in TFP, Sponsored by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (South Australian Branch and Faculty of Psychotherapy), ANZAPT and the SAPTC, Adelaide, enquiries.
24 — "TFP for Personality Disorder," Sponsored by The Adelaide Clinic (Ramsay Health Care Incorporated) and The University of Adelaide, enquiries.
24 — "Erotic and Eroticized Transference," Sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, enquiries.
27 — Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, Royal North Shore Hospital St Leonards Sydney and The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, enquiries.
30-31 — Psychodynamic psychotherapies in practice, St. Vincent's Hospital and The University of Melbourne, contact Mary Veljanovska.

October 2014

ISTFP Conference, Parma, Italy, TFP introductory workshop with Sergio Dazzi, Plenary lecture with Frank Denning, Supervision Groups for TFP Therapists with Eve Caligor MD

ESSPD Congress, Rome, Italy, TFP Courses with Stephan Doering and Otto Kernberg, MD; Eve Caligor MD and Diana Diamond PhD; Martin Bohus, Anthony Bateman, and Valerie Porr

 

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