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EP09 Workshop 01 – Transference-Focused Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Borderline Patients – Otto Kernberg, MD

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Psychotherapy |  Workshops |  Borderline |  Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) |  Transference / Countertransference
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Otto Kernberg, MD
2 Hours 32 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2009
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Dr. Kernberg will describe strategies, techniques and tactics in TFP beginning with diagnostic assessment and contracting.He will continue with main developments in transference and countertransference assessment and management. The concepts of technical neutrality and priorities of intervention will be outlined. Clinical examples will illustrate all these procedures.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how to initiate clinical work with borderline patients geared to transference focused psychotherapy.
  2. To describe three channels of communication for clarifying, confronting and interpreting the transference.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Otto Kernberg, MD, is a psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is most widely known for his psychoanalytic theories on borderline personality organization and narcissistic pathology. Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Kernberg is a Past-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is also Training and Supervising Analyst of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Kernberg is the author of twelve books and co-author of twelve others. His most recent books are Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality: Focusing on Object Relations and Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology.