Transference focused psychotherapy: Development of a psychodynamic treatment for severe personality disorders
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.
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