One-year Transference-Focused Psychotherapy training and consultation course

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15 October 2024 - 19 July 2025

Time: 09:15 - 11:00

Price: £1,200

Location: online


This one-year course is co-sponsered by TFP-UK and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

A one-year weekly seminar that covers the theory and technique of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). TFP is a specially adapatated form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for patients with a personality disorder, notably borderline personality disorder. TFP was devised and developed by Dr Otto Kernberg and his colleagues in New York over 30-40 years. It is one of the “big four” psychotherapies for PDs with a good-evidence base, alongside DBT, MBT and schema therapy. It is based on object relations theory.

TFP combines a detailed approach to assessment, setting and maintaining the frame of psychotherapy to create the right conditions for psychotherapy, together with a systematic approach to working with split object relations dyads. Classical techniques of interpretation, transference analysis, counter transference utilisation and therapeutic neutrality are used with specific adaptations.

The course will cover the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to achieve acreditation with the International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. Two years of supervised practice are also required for accreditation together with an examination. There will be an option of signing up to a second-year reading and consultation seminar. The course is designed so that a clinician with interest and commitment can become a competent TFP therapist.

Attendees will be encouraged to find a TFP supervisor and take on a patient, ideally in the first term.

Jonathan Radcliffe, Psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical psychologist, and head of Lewisham Personality Disorders Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Laura Liard, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in private practice, Brussels, Belgium.
Each are ISTFP accredited TFP therapists, teachers and supervisors.

Course dates: October 15th 2024 – July 2025
Format: weekly online seminar
Tuesday mornings 9.15-11:00 on Zoom
Cost £1,200.

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For more information contact: or 07794 594413 (in case your email has been blocked by anti spam software).

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