Transference focused psychotherapy: Development of a psychodynamic treatment for severe personality disorders Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Computing Methodologies
  • Psychometrics
  • Self Psychology


  • The Borderline Psychotherapy Research Project at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, headed by Drs Otto Kernberg and John Clarkin has developed and tested a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder called Transference Focused Psychotherapy. The theory, development and empirical research for the treatment are discussed. A pre-post study and a comparison to treatment as usual both showed promising results. The structure of the randomized controlled trial that is currently underway is also discussed. © 2005 Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • May 2005



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnr.2005.03.003

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 379

end page

  • 386


  • 4


  • 5-6 SPEC. ISS.