Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders

An Exclusive Professional Education Workshop with Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD

When: April 19 & 20, 2024 | Friday & Saturday, 9:30-17:30

Where:The American College of Greece
(6-8 Xenias Street, 115 28, Athens)

Language of Instruction: English

Registration: Open for Registration – Limited Seats

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2024

We are excited to offer an exclusive two-day workshop, presenting the first significant training opportunity in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) in Greece in recent years. This workshop, led by the globally acclaimed psychiatrist Dr. Frank E. Yeomans, is a not-to-be-missed event for professionals in the field of mental health.

What is TFP?
TFP is a specialized, evidence-based therapeutic approach, particularly effective for treating borderline, narcissistic, and other personality disorders. It’s a psychodynamically oriented treatment that has been highlighted in the NICE guidelines for further research due to its promising results.

Why This Workshop Is Unmissable:
Dr. Frank E. Yeomans, an internationally recognized leader in the field of TFP, brings his extensive expertise to this workshop. His contributions as a practitioner, researcher, and educator in TFP, alongside his collaborations with esteemed colleagues Otto Kernberg and John Clarkin, make this an unparalleled learning opportunity.

Workshop Content:
Borderline and narcissistic personality disorders are prevalent and can be among the most difficult clinical problems to treat. One of the difficulties in diagnosing and treating personality disorders is the fact that they can manifest themselves in multiple presentations. In this workshop we will focus on:

  • Understanding Complex Disorders: Delve into the challenges of borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. These conditions often involve patients adhering to a thought system that hinders emotional management, relationship building, and successful integration into society.
  • Countertransference Issues: Address the powerful emotions these disorders can evoke in therapists, ranging from feelings of incompetence and anger to being idealized.
  • Conceptual Framework: Learn a structured method for conceptualizing, identifying, and treating individuals with these disorders.
  • Diagnostic Approaches: Explore the nuances of diagnosing personality disorders, considering the level of personality organization, subtype, and mental state.

Interactive Learning:
The workshop includes lectures, video presentations, and discussions. It’s an opportunity to deepen your understanding of TFP and enhance your skills in working with individuals with borderline personality disorders.

Target Audience
This workshop is ideally suited for:

  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Mental Health Social Workers
  • Graduate and Senior Undergraduate Psychology Students

Why You Should Attend

  • Expert-led Training: Gain insights and training directly from a world-renowned expert in TFP.
  • Enhance Your Skills: Equip yourself with advanced therapeutic techniques to improve your clinical practice.
  • Networking Opportunity: Connect with fellow professionals and experts in the field.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Enhance their understanding of personality organization and the pathology of patients diagnosed with personality disorders.
  • Learn to effectively implement basic TFP techniques.

Certification and Fees
Earn a Certificate of Attendance from Deree School of Graduate and Professional Education (participants need to attend both days)

  • Regular Fee: €350
  • Discounted Fee for ACG Community, Past Participants, and Unemployed: €300


Frank E. Yeomans, MD, PhD

Frank E. Yeomans is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also the Director of Training in Personality Disorders Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Furthermore, he is a Research faculty at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is the current President of the International Society for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy.

For more information, please call 210 600 9800 ext. 1532, 1332 or email [email protected].