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EP13 Workshop 09 - Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) of Severe Personality Disorders - Otto Kernberg, MD

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Psychotherapy |  Workshops |  Personality Disorders |  Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) |  Transference / Countertransference
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Otto Kernberg, MD
2 Hours 51 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2013
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This workshop will outline the differential diagnosis and main features of the group of severe personality disorders, and describe an empirically studied, effective psychodynamic psychotherapy as correspondent treatment. The strategies, techniques and tactics of TFP will be described, with particular reference to crisis management and the fundamental approach to transference-countertransference developments.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Establish diagnosis, prognosis and treatment indication for severe personality disorders.
  2. Carry out transference and countertransference management.
  3. Treat suicidal threats, severe aggression and affect storms.

*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.