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 in the General Psychiatry Residency: A Useful and Applicable Model for Residents in Acute Clinical Settings, by Erin Zerbo MD, Shelly Cohen MD, Wiktoria Bielska MD, and Eve Caligor 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, 2015 - June 9, 2016

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

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

December 2014

Grand Rounds, Dept of Psychiatry, Univ of Colorado: "Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: aiming for change in personality structure as well as symptom improvement"

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?" 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

October 2013

Group Supervision, Clinique Cherrier, Montréal, Canada

Sept 2013

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy Training, September - June 2014 course sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, also with an online component, co-taught with Eve Caligor MD

Introduction to TFP, Polish Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - A 2-day Intensive Introductory Workshop. For information, please contact Dr. Pawel Glita, Krakow, Poland

June 2013

Introduction to TFP, 3-day intensive Introductory Workshop on TFP taught in French, Lausanne, Switzerland

TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, 2-Day Workshop, Bilbao, Spain

Introduction to TFP, 2-Day intensive Introductory Workshop, Murcia, Spain

May 2013

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for BPD: Describing, Observing and Discussing the Therapy; Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, Half-day seminar taught with Otto Kernberg, MD and John Clarkn, PhD

February 2013

Workshop in TFP at The Psychotherapy Institute - Istanbul, Turkey

November 2012

TFP Training at the Instituto di Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica - Turin, Italy

TFP Training - Bilbao, Spain

October 2012

Workshop in TFP - East End Psychological Associates - Louisville, KY


See Archive of Frank Yeomans MD PhD Professional Activities