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.
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
November 23-24, 2018 - Formation Théorique en TFP at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. "The Challenge of Narcissism," workshop on TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
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
Segunda Formación en TFP, con énfasis sobre la Personalidad Narcissita, Montevideo, Uruguay
Seminar on TFP at the ÖGATAP, Vienna
Continuing Education course on TFP at the World Congress on Psychotherapy, Amsterdam
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"
"Levels of BPD", Plenary Lecture at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD), New York City
Premier Module de Formation Théorique en TFP at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. "Fundamental Concepts of TFP" workshop.
Didactic supervision at the Clinique Cherrier, Montréal
Part 2 of TFP Training at the the Association of Existential and Analytical Therapists, Moscow
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.
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
Supervision Meeting with the TFP-Argentina group, Buenos Aires
Introductory TFP Seminar sponsored by the TFP-Uruguay group, Montevideo
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
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
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.
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
Grup-TLP Barcelona: Training Course in TFP 2017, Module 1
Grand Rounds at The Zucker Hillside Hospital: TFP for Borderline Personality Disorder, Queens, NY
Denver, 2-day workshop on Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders, sponsored by University of Colorado Denver Department of Psychiatry
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
Vilnius, Lithuania: 3 Day Introductory Workshop on TFP
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)
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
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
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
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.
Drs. Kernberg and Yeomans, Conference in Krakow, Poland
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
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.
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