Transference-Focused Psychotherapy: Scientific Meeting

January 19, 2023, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Pacific Time

*** Registration will close at 4:00 PM the day of the event. No registrations are possible after this time, no exceptions. ***

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

This meeting will take place in person and online via Zoom. Once you complete the registration you will receive an email with more information.


NCP and TFP New York present Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP): Scientific Meeting

Diana Diamond, PhD, will discuss her innovative work in using transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) to treat a broad range of patients with personality disorders, highlighting pathological narcissism.

TFP is a contemporary object relations approach to assessing and treating patients with personality disorders. Participants will be introduced to the basic tenets of TFP, such as use of a treatment contract, naming players in a dominant object relation, and identifying and working with how these object relational dyads help to contribute to typical transference/countertransference patterns and resistances encountered with narcissistic patients. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the contemporary object relations model of assessment and treatment in TFP    
  • 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


Head shot of Diana Diamond 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 New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also on the faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the New School for Social Research. She is in private practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in New York City and Sag Harbor, NY.  


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: 2 CE/CME credits (Certificates are issued through the NCP website 5 business days after the event)

Please complete all registration pages until you come to the final "Receipt" page. This will complete your registration and ensure the confirmation email with the meeting details is sent to you.
You will receive the Zoom meeting link when you RSVP below. As a courtesy, the meeting link will also be sent the day of the event around 5:00 pm, PT.


  • This is a hybrid conference. It will be held over Zoom Conferencing and in person at NCP.
  • Pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis because of limited capacity. 
  • In-person registration is capped at 40 people.
  • 2 CE credits offered
  • There is a related training on Sat. 21, 2023. You must register separately for each conference date. Click here to register.
  • 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.
  • You will receive this information by email. Contact Byrd at if you have questions.  


Registration: $25 in person or via Zoom.

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This event will NOT be recorded.

The presentation will be followed by a wine and cheese book signing in the garden for Dr. Diamond’s book, Treating Pathological Narcissism with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, co-authored with Frank E. Yeomans, Barry L. Stern, and Otto Kernberg.

Cover of Treating Pathological Narcissism with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy,



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 2 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 this document 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.