Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

8:30 AM Jan 26 - 5:00 PM Jan 27, 2024

Pacific Time

*** Registration will close at 12:00 PM on Thursday, January 25, 2024. No registrations are possible after this time, no exceptions. ***

All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.


  • Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at noon on the day before the event.
  • You will receive confirmation and details by email. Contact Byrd at if you have questions. 
  • This is a two-day program. Registration is only available for the full two days. 
  • Check in starts at 8 AM each day. The program presentation is from 8:30 AM to 5 PM with breaks and a one-hour lunch each day. See below for full schedule.
  • This program is being presented in person and online via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom meeting link after you complete registration if registering for Zoom.  
  • Signature is required for CE Credit. Zoom attendees must "sign" in and out at the beginning and end of the lecture in the Zoom meeting Chat to receive credit.  
  • 13 CE credits are offered for this program.  


The New Center for Psychoanalysis and TFP New York present a two-day training in 

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy

NCP, in association with TFP New York, presents the two-day training "TFP for Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism" with Master TFP Clinicians Diana Diamond, PhD and Frank Yeomans, MD. 

In this two-day follow up to last year's training, day one offerings will focus on TFP method of interpretation, working with dyads and the Dominant Object relation. Day two will focus on TFP for NPD, dissolution of the "Grandiose Self."

Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is a manualized, evidence-based psychoanalytic therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) that has recently been adapted for patients with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and pathological narcissism (PN).

TFP is based on a contemporary object relations model of psychological functioning that incorporates findings from attachment and neurocognitive research. The treatment focuses on internalized representations of self and other that organize the patient’s interpersonal experience.



Day One will focus on working with patients with personality disorders organized at the borderline level with special emphasis on TFP tactics: the Structural interview, Contract Setting, and identifying Dominant Object Relations.

8:00 – 8:30 | Check In 

8:30 – 8:45 | Welcome remarks

8:45 – 10:15 | Introduction to TFP - Overview of contemporary object relations model

10:15 – 10:30 | Coffee Break

10:30 – Noon | Assessment and Structural Interviewing - Videotape (Semfora tape shortened)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 | Tactics: Contract Setting

2:30 – 3:00 |  Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:30 | TFP tactics and Techniques: (Technical neutrality, Transference and countertransference analysis, The Process of Interpretation)

4:30 -5:00 | Discussion and wrap up Day One

(6.5 credit hours)



Day Two will focus on TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder with an emphasis on the Grandiose Self that separates NPD from other personality disorders and make it especially challenging to work with.

8:00 – 8:30 | Check In 

8:30 – 10:00 | Introduction to Contemporary Object Relations Model of NPD: Theory and Research

10:00– 10:30 | Coffee Break

10:30 – Noon | TFP for Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Overview of Modifications of Technique in TFP for NPD (contract setting, technical neutrality, addressing narcissistic resistances, transference and countertransference analysis)

12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 | Initial stages of treatment: Engaging the grandiose self role plays and videos

2:30 – 3:00 | Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:45 | Case material reflecting initial stages of treatment

3:45 - 5:00 | Mid phases and advanced stages of treatment: analyzing the grandiose self; resolution of the grandiose self, mourning - Case material and questions from participants

(6.5 credit hours) 


Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize basic introductory theory and concepts of TFP for BPD and NPD

  • Explain basic object relations models

  • Apply Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO)

  • Describe how to employ the TFP Treatment Contract

  • Describe how to address comorbidities such as addiction, eating disorders, self-harm when employing TFP and the TFP contract

  • Explain how to address breaking of the Contract and reestablishment of the contract

  • Identify and describe implementation of goals inside the Contract such as the requirement of 20 hours a week of meaningful activity or work.

  • Apply the TFP Interpretative Process

  • Identify and work with dyads and dominant object relations

  • Explain and work through affect storms

  • Identify role reversals

  • Apply basic assessment and diagnosis of pathological narcissism and NPD

  • Explain the basic tactics and techniques of TFP and how they have been refined for treatment of patients with pathological narcissism

  • Explain the organization of the Grandiose self in NPD and what sets NPD apart from other personality disorders.

  • Describe how the process of the dissolution of the Grandiose Self through TFP-N

  • Assess narcissistic resistances in the transference

  • Describe malignant narcissism   

  • Explain the basic tactics and techniques of TFP and how they have been refined for treatment of patients with pathological narcissism

  • Describe the major transferences and countertransference patterns and modes of resistance that emerge in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with narcissistic patients

  • Predict how the insecure and disorganized attachment representations that underlie the narcissistic patient’s difficulties with self and interpersonal functioning affect the treatment process 

Program Coordinator: Joshua C. Richmond, MPW


Diana Diamond, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who specializes in theory, research, and treatment of borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. She is Professor Emerita in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York and Senior Fellow at the Personality Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also a professor in the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and is on the faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She is the recipient of several awards, including most recently the Aaron Stern distinguished visiting professor award from Weill Cornell Medical College for her contributions to understanding the etiology and treatment of narcissistic pathology. She is an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and heads their research committee for the Department of Psychoanalytic Education. Dr. Diamond currently teaches, lectures, and supervises TFP nationally and internationally, and is in private practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in New York City and Sag Harbor, NY.  

Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill-Cornell, and Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is president of the International Society for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, an Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and past Chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on Psychotherapy. Dr. Yeomans’ primary interests are the development, investigation, teaching, and practice of psychotherapy for personality disorders. He headed the specialized unit for patients with Borderline Personality Disorder at the Weill Cornell Medical Center for ten years and has subsequently focused on the practice and teaching of TFP nationally and internationally.

In addition to their individual published works, Dr. Diamond and Dr Yeomans have co-authored Treating Narcissistic Pathology with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy with Barry Stern and Otto Kernberg.

Target Audience: This program is directed to mental health providers, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, MFTS, Research Psychoanalysts, and the like. 

CE/CME credits: 13 CE/CME credits (Certificates are downloadable through the NCP website 5-10 business days after the program.)


"How do I get my CE/CME Credit?"

  1. Pre-Register below
    • If you are registering for the first time you will receive a welcome email. You must follow the directions in this email to complete your registration in order to access your certificates. 
  2. Sign in and sign out during the event (by typing your full name into the chat). This is how we record your attendance at the event.
  3. Wait 5-10 business days
  4. Download your Certificate on the NCP website



Two-Day Registration: fees are valid for in person or Zoom 

      ONLY UNTIL DECEMBER 31!  - Early-Bird General Registration: $800   (registration limited to 20 participants)

      NCP Members Registration: $900

      General Registration: $1000

      Student (candidates, students, psychiatric residents) Registration:  $750  (registration limited to 20 participants)

Please contact if you have trouble registering. 


This event will NOT be recorded.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must report CE credits directly to MCEP using the attendance certificate to verify attendance. Please note that a Psychologist must attend the CE program in its entirety in order to receive credit.  

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI): The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

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