Transference-focused Psychotherapy

Transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) is a psychoanalytically oriented modality predominantly working with relationships.

Find a kite marked TFP practitioner

What is Transference-focused Psychotherapy?

It is an evidence based psychological therapy developed by Otto Kernberg and colleagues for working with people who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), now extended for use with other psychological conditions.

Who are TFP practitioners?

TFP practitioners are qualified health professionals, such as Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, or Psychotherapists, who have a good working knowledge of the development of personality and some experience in delivering therapy.

What is the training?

The basic training is an approved six day didactic course. It can then be followed through to Therapist or Trainer and Supervisor level by taking on supervised cases, attending workshops and demonstrating competence in teaching TFP.

BPC-accredited ‘kite marked’ TFP practitioners will receive a certificate for a fee of £35. We will maintain an online roster of accredited practitioners and contact details.

Find a kite marked TFP practitioner

Further information about TFP can be found on the International Society for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy website.




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