ABOUT THE AUTHORSPREFACEVIDEO GUIDE Chapter 1. The Nature Of Normal And Abnormal Personality OrganizationChapter 2. Empirical Development Of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy: A Clinical Research ProcessChapter 3. Strategies Of Transference-Focused PsychotherapyChapter 4. Assessment Phase: Clinical Evaluation And Treatment Selection Chapter 5. Establishing The Treatment Frame: Contracting, Medication, And Adjunctive Treatments Chapter 6. Techniques Of Treatment: Moment-To-Moment Interventions And Mechanisms Of Change Chapter 7. Tactics Of Treatment And Clinical ChallengesChapter 8. Early Treatment Phase: Test Of The Frame, Impulse Containment, And Identifying DYADS Chapter 9. Midphase Of Treatment: Movement Toward Integration With Episodes of Regression Chapter 10. Advance Phase Of Treatment and TerminationChapter 11. Trajectories Of Change In Transference-Focused PsychotherapyREFERENCESINDEX
Frank E. Yeomans, M.D., Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York, New York. John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., is Codirector of the Personality Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York. Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., is Director of the Personality Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, Professor Emeritus at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Training and Supervising Analyst at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York, New York.
This book is well worth the time and attention of residents, practicing psychiatrists, and other mental health clinicians whether they are new to therapy, new to psychodynamic therapy, or experienced therapists. Although I have been practicing for close to 40 years, I learned new things from it, and I have already recommended the volume to colleagues who are eager to begin learning in greater depth about psychodynamic theory and the technique of therapy. My advice was to get into the book, take it seriously, and work away at it. For those with the ability to do so, making it the work of a reading group to support each other's learning, or with a supervisor, or both, may make sense. And the authors also offer TFP courses online and at various sites around the country. -- Eric M. Plakun, M.D., Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy, Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, and Leader of the American Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Caucus, Arlington, VA * Journal of Psychiatric Practice Vol. 23, No. 4 *