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
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
Montréal, Supervision at the Clinique Cherrier
Toronto, Talk for families about BPD, Treatments for BPD, Psychodynamic Treatment for Personality Disorders: TFP, at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
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
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy: 1) Evolution of Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and 2) A Theoretical Model and Treatment Techniques for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Deree College - American College of Greece, Athens.
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
Conférence sur le trouble de personalité limite" at the meeting of the Société d'Information psychiatrique (SIP), the French Society of Public Psychiatry, Saint Malo, France.
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.
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
III Curso Internacional sobre la Psicoterapia Focalizada en la Transferencia: De la Teoría a la Práctica, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For information, email.
Seminario sobre la Psicoterapia Focalizada en la Transferencia, Universidad de la Repúbilca, Facultad de Medicina, Clínica Psiquiatrica, Montevideo, Uruguay.
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.
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? (link to video)" 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