The International Society 
Transference Focused Psychotherapy

is pleased to announce the

4th Biennial Conference

October 14-16, 2016
The New York Academy of Medicine
New York City

October 14th – Pre-Conference Workshops
October 15, 16, 2016 Conference
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The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029
New York City


Pre-Conference Workshops: Friday, October 14th

 TFP with Adults – Frank Yeomans  – *11:00am – 5:30pm
 TFP with Adolescents – Lina Normandin – *10:15am – 4:00pm
 TFP with Narcissistic Patients – Diana Diamond, Barry Stern  2:00 – 5:30pm
 Semi-structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIP0)  
         John Clarkin, Eve Caligor, Barry Stern – *8:30am – 5:30pm

Registration is required for the above workshops in addition to the conference registration.
*There will be a break for lunch on your own for the full day workshops

Conference Program

Saturday, October 15

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Otto F. Kernberg (New York) 
Stephan Doering (Vienna)
Jill Delaney (New York)

Plenary Lecture 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Clinical Advances in TFP – Otto Kernberg (New York)
Moderator: Jill Delaney (New York)
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. 
Simultaneous symposia: Special topic meetings – Extending the Limits

A. Work with parents in TFP with Adolescents (TFP-A)
Moderator: Lina Normandin (Québec)
Introductory statements
Alan Weiner (New York), Maya Krischer (Cologne), Martina Drust (Berlin), Teresa Ribalta (Barcelona)

B. Implementation of TFP in different health care systems
Moderator: Chiara de Panfilis (Parma, Italy)
Introductory statements
Joan Vegué (Barcelona), Philip Martius (Höhenried, Germany)

C. Training to Adherence in TFP
Moderator: Frank E. Yeomans (New York)
Introductory statements
Nel Draijer (Amsterdam), Jos van Mosel (Amsterdam), Luis Valenciano (Murcia, Spain), Stephan 
Doering (Vienna)

D. The Limits of Treatability; Contraindications: Antisocial Personality Disorder
Moderator: Sergio Dazzi (Parma, Italy)
Introductory statements
Michael Stone (New York), Gerhard Dammann (Münsterlingen, Switzerland)

E. The Structured Interview for Personality Organization – Revised Version (STIPO-R)
Moderator: John Clarkin (New York)
Introductory statements
Eve Caligor (New York), Emanuele Preti (Milan), Susanne Hörz-Sagstetter (Munich), Barry Stern (New York)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own.  

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. ISTFP Membership Assembly
Moderator: Stephan Doering, ISTFP President 
(ISTFP Members only)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m
Plenary Lecture – Mechanisms of Change in TFP
Stephan Doering (Vienna)
Moderator: Eve Caligor (New York)
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Discussion

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee break

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Simultaneous Scientific Symposia – (See below for Call for Abstracts)

7:30 p.m. Conference Dinner – All are welcome – Estimated cost $125 
Registration for Dinner must be made at time of Conference Registration. Seating may be limited, so please sign up early.

Sunday, October 16th

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Plenary Lecture – TFP for Narcissistic Patients
Diana Diamond (New York)
Moderator: John Clarkin (New York)
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Discussion

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Demonstration of TFP Supervision
Frank Yeomans (New York), Diana Diamond (New York)

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Presentation of the ISTFP Research Award
Moderator: John Clarkin (New York)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Round Table Discussion – How can we implement TFP in the field?
Moderator: Mathias Lohmer (Munich)
Discussants: Sergio Dazzi (Parma), Joan Vegué (Barcelona), Nel Draijer (Amsterdam), Marion Braun (Berlin), Fatih Ozbay (New York), Karin Ensink (Québec)

1:00 p.m. Closure of the conference

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Foundation Meeting of the ISTFP Board of Supervisors (certified teachers and supervisors only).  Moderator: Frank Yeomans (New York)

Request for Abstracts for Scientific Symposia

We are now accepting the submission of abstracts for the scientific symposia on Saturday, October 15, 4:00 to 6:00p.m. Please submit your abstracts, with no more than 250 words, by May 31, 2016 to Stephan Doering, M.D.

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