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.
HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy in the General Psychiatry Residency: A Useful and Applicable Model for Residents in Acute Clinical Settings, by Erin Zerbo MD, Shelly Cohen MD, Wiktoria Bielska MD, and Eve Caligor 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 15, 2015 - June 9, 2016
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
Yale Department of Psychiatry, Resident & Fellow Commencement Address: "Are We Still Biopsychosocial? Will We Continue to Be?" June 5, 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
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.
Intensive Introductory Workshop in TFP at the American College of Greece, Athens, Greece, contact Professor Nikolaos Takis
Valerius symposium 2015. Psychotherapy: What Works and Why? "Mechanisms of Change in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy," Amsterdam
Grand Rounds, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Colorado: "Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: aiming for change in personality structure as well as symptom improvement"
ISTFP Conference, Parma, Italy
TFP introductory workshop with Sergio Dazzi
"Low dose TFP" - plenary lecture with Frank Denning
Supervision Groups for TFP Therapists with Eve Caligor MD
ESSPD Congress, Rome, Italy
TFP Course with Stephan Doering and Otto Kernberg, MD
TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Eve Caligor MD, Diana Diamond PhD
"What's the difference that makes the difference? Commonalities and differences across efficacious treatments for BPD" with Martin Bohus, Anthony Bateman, and Valerie Porr
Trastorno de Personalidad Narcissista - Hospital Fernandez, Buenos Aires
Advanced TFP training, sponsored by the CHUV and les Toises, Lausanne, Switzerland
Seminar on "Dyads" at the OGATAP, Vienna, Austria
Workshop on TFP, sponsored by the RINO, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Conference in honor of Dr. Thijs DeWolf, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
"TFP Workshop for the Israeli Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy" in Tel Aviv
"What works for BPD?" Conference sponsored by the NEABPD, the Magid Institute, and the Israeli Centre for Mentalizing, Tel Aviv, Israel
Psychothérapie Psychodynamique des troubles de personalité narcissique, sponsored by the GEPPP, Saint Jérome, Canada
Intermediate TFP training sponsored by the CHUV and les Toises, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lecture and workshop in Mexico City with Dr. Otto F. Kernberg
Seminar on the Treatment Contract at the OGATAP, Vienna, Austria
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Training, September - June 2014 course sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, also with an online component, co-taught with Eve Caligor MD
Introduction to TFP, Polish Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - A 2-day Intensive Introductory Workshop. For information, please contact Dr. Pawel Glita, Krakow, Poland
Introduction to TFP, 3-day intensive Introductory Workshop on TFP taught in French, Lausanne, Switzerland
TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, 2-Day Workshop, Bilbao, Spain
Introduction to TFP, 2-Day intensive Introductory Workshop, Murcia, Spain
Workshop in TFP at The Psychotherapy Institute - Istanbul, Turkey