This book offers clear, practical, and simple recommendations for treating patients with personality disorders. The goals of the book are twofold: 1) to describe the essential elements of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP), an evidence-based treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, and 2) to describe how core principles and techniques of TFP can be used in a variety of settings to improve clinical management of patients with a broad spectrum of personality pathology, even when patients are not engaged in individual psychotherapy. A short introduction outlines in concise language the core elements of TFP and its origins in object relations theory. The book then takes the clinician through the process of: 1) comprehensive diagnosis, 2) negotiation of the treatment frame, and 3) the overarching strategies, techniques, and tactics used in the individual treatment, including helpful, accessible clinical vignettes. Subsequent chapters build on the literature of TFP in individual psychotherapy, broadening its applications to include crisis management, family engagement, inpatient psychiatry, pharmacotherapy, medical settings, psychiatry residency training.
Fundamentals of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, and all other medical professionals treating patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, and other severe personality disorder presentations.
Richard G. Hersh, M.D.25 West 81st StreetNew York, NY 10024Rh170@cumc.columbia.edu
Eve Caligor, M.D.122 East 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10168Eve.email@example.com
Frank E. Yeomans, M.D.122 East 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10168Frankeyeomans@gmail.com
Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) and Its Applications: Introduction to TFP, and the Roles of the Structural Interview, Goal Setting, and Contracting.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) and Its Applications: The Initial Stage of Treatment, Interventions Repeated and Refined, and What Happens Over Time.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Principles in Clinical Crisis Management.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Principles in Working with Families of Patients with Severe Personality Disorders.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Principles in Inpatient Psychiatry.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Principles in the Pharmacotherapy of Personality Disorders.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Principles in the Management of Co-occurring Medical and Personality Disorder Symptoms.- Transference-focused Psychotherapy (TFP) Principles in Psychiatry Residency Training.