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 15, 2016 - June 9, 2017

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

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

March 2016

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

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

December 2015

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.

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

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.

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

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 2015

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.

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.

February 2015

Intensive Introductory Workshop in TFP at the American College of Greece, Athens, Greece, contact Professor Nikolaos Takis

January 2015

Valerius symposium 2015. Psychotherapy: What Works and Why? "Mechanisms of Change in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy," Amsterdam

October 2014

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

August 2014

Trastorno de Personalidad Narcissista - Hospital Fernandez, Buenos Aires

June 2014

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

February 2014

"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

December 2013

Intermediate TFP training sponsored by the CHUV and les Toises, Lausanne, Switzerland

November 2013

Lecture and workshop in Mexico City with Dr. Otto F. Kernberg

Seminar on the Treatment Contract at the OGATAP, Vienna, Austria


See Archive of Frank Yeomans MD PhD Professional Activities