TFP-NY: Publications by TFP-NY members

Personality Disorders – Treatment Manuals

bookYeomans FE, Clarkin JF, Kernberg OF. (2015) "Transference-Focused Psyhotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide." Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing. >> More detail

Caligor, E., Kernberg, O.F., & Clarkin, J.F. (2007). Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. >> More detail

Clarkin, J.F., Yeomans, F.E., & Kernberg, O.F. (2006). Psychotherapy of Borderline Personality: Focusing on object relations. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. >> More detail

Yeomans, F.E., Clarkin, J.F., & Kernberg, O.F. (2002). A primer of Transference-focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
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Clarkin, J.F., Yeomans, F.E., & Kernberg, O.F. (1999). Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Clinical Theory and Technique

Kernberg, O.F., Diamond, D., Yeomans, F.E., Clarkin, J.F., & Levy, K. (In press). Mentalization and attachment in borderline patients in transference focused psychotherapy. In: E. Jurist & A. Slade (Eds.), The Future of Psychoanalysis: Mentalization, Representation and Internalization. New York: Other Press.

Kernberg O.F., Yeomans F.E., Clarkin J.F., & Levy, KN (in press): Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Overview and Update. International Journal of Psychoanalysis.

Diamond, D., Yeomans, F.E., Clarkin, J.F., & Levy, K. (in press). The Impact of Concepts of Attachment on Transference-Focused Psychotherapy with Borderline Patients. In H. Steele and M. Steele (Eds.), The Adult Attachment Interview in Clinical Context. (pp. 339-385). New York: Guilford Press.

Levy K.N., Yeomans F.E., & Diamond D. (in press). Psychodynamic treatments of self-injury. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Yeomans, F.E., Clarkin, J.F., Diamond, D. & Levy, K.N. (2008). An Object Relations Treatment of Borderline Patients with Reflective Functioning as the Mechanism of Change. In F. Busch (Ed). Mentalization: Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications. New York and London: Analytic Press, Taylor and Francis Group; 159-181.

Delaney, J.C., Yeomans, F.E., Stone, M.,& Haran, C. (2008) Incidence de certains facteurs sur l'issue d'une psychotherapie dans un essai clinique randomise aupres de patients avec trouble de personnalite limite. Sante Mentale au Québec, XXXIII, 1, 15-36.

Diamond D., & Yeomans F.E. (2008). La relation patient-thérapeute : rapport avec la théorie de l’attachement et le fonctionnement réflexif. Santé Mentale au Québec, vol. XXXIII, p. 61-87.

Diamond D., & Yeomans F.E. (2008). Le rôle de la TFP dans le traitement des troubles narcissiques. Santé Mentale au Québec, vol. XXXIII, p. 115-139.

Levy, K., Clarkin, J.F., & Reynoso, J.S. (2008). Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In: Fowler, K.A., & O’Donohue, W. (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Disorders. Sage.

Yeomans F.E., & Delaney J. (2008). Transference-Focused Psychotherapy as a Means to Change the Personality Structure that Underlies Borderline Personality Disorder. Social Work in Mental Health, 6(1/2), 157-170.

Kernberg, O.F. (2007). Countertransference: Recent developments and technical implications for the treatment of patients with severe personality disorders. In: B. vanLuyn, S. Akhtar, & J. Livesley (Eds.), Severe Personality Disorders: Major Issues in Everyday Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kernberg, O.F. (2007). Identity: Recent findings and clinical implications. Psychoanalytic Quarterly.

Kernberg, O.F. (2007). The almost untreatable narcissistic patient. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 55(2), 503-529.

Yeomans F.E., Delaney J.C., Renaud A. (2007) La psychothérapie focalisée sur le transfert. Santé Mentale au Québec, XXXII(1), 17-34.

Clarkin, J.F., & Levy, K.N. (2006). Psychotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder: Focusing on the mechanisms of change. Special issue of Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 405-516.

Fernandez-Alvarez, H., Clarkin, J.F., Salgueiro, M., & Critchfield, K.L. (2006). Participant factors in treating personality disorders. In: Castonguay, L.G., & Beutler, L.E. (Eds.), Principles of therapeutic change that work. New York: Oxford University Press.

Munich, R.L. (2006). Integrating Mentalization-based Treatment and Traditional Psychotherapy to Cultivate Common Ground and Promote Agency, in Allen, J & Fonagy, P (eds.) Handbook of Mentalization-based Therapy, p. 143-156. Wiley: London.

Lenzenweger, M.F., & Clarkin, J.F. (2005). Major theories of personality disorder. 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford.

Yeomans, F.E., Clarkin, J.F., & Levy, K.N. (2005). Psychodynamic psychotherapies. In : Oldham, J.M., Skodol, A.E., & Bender, D.S. (Eds.), Textbook of personality disorders. pp. 275-288. Washington,DC: American Psychiatric Publishing,

Diamond, D. (2004). Attachment Disorganization: The Reunion of Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology. 21, 1-52.

Diamond, D., Stovall-McClough, C., Clarkin, J.A., & Levy, K.N. (2003). Patient-Therapist Attachment in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. 67:3, 224-257.

Diamond, D., Clarkin, J.F., Stovall-McClough, C.,
Levy, K., Foelsch, P., Levine, H. & Yeomans, F.E. (2002). Patient-Therapist Attachment: Impact on Therapeutic Process and Outcome. In M. Cortina and M. Marone (Eds.), Attachment Theory and the Psychoanalytic Process, New York: Guilford Press.

Kernberg, P. F., Weiner, A. S., & Bardenstein, K. K. (2000). Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York: Basic Books. >> Visit the site

Koenigsburg, H. W., Kernberg, O. F., Stone, M. H., Appelbaum, A. H., Yeomans, F. E. & Diamond, D. (2000). Borderline Patients: Extending the Limits of Treatability. New York: Basic Books. >> Visit the site

Diamond D, Clarkin J.F., Levine H., Levy K., Foelsch P. & Yeomans F.E.: Borderline conditions and attachment: A preliminary report. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 19 (1999)

Munich, R.L. (1995). The Psychotic Patient, in Schwartz, H.J., Bleiberg, E. & Weissman, M.(eds) Psychodynamic Concepts in General Psychiatry, p. 145-162. American Psychiatric Press: Washington, D.C.

Munich, R.L. (1987). Conceptual Trends and Issues in the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychotherapy 41(1):23-37.

Personality Disorders - Empirical Research

(assessment, treatment, and phenomenology)

Clarkin, J.F., Levy, K.N., Lenzenweger, M.F., & Kernberg, O.F. (2007). Evaluating three treatments for borderline personality disorder: a multiwave study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 922-928. >>View the PDF

Levy, K. N., Meehan, K. B., Kelly, K.M.; Reynoso, J. S., Clarkin, J. F., Lenzenweger, M. F. & Kernberg, O. F. (2006). Change in attachment and reflective function in the treatment of borderline personality disorder with transference focused psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 74:1027-1040.
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Levy, K.N., Clarkin, J.F., Yeomans, F.E., Scott, L., Wasserman, R., & Kernberg, O.F. (2006). The mechanisms of change in the treatment of borderline personality disorder with transference focused psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 481-501.

Clarkin, J.F., & Posner, M. (2005). Defining the mechanisms of borderline personality disorder. Psychopathology, 38, 56-63.

Hoermann, S., Clarkin, J.F., Hull, J.W., & Levy, K.N. (2005). The construct of effortful control: An approach to borderline personality disorder heterogeneity. Psychopathology, 38, 82-86.

Levy, K.N., Meehan, K.B., Weber, M., Reynoso, J., & Clarkin, J.F. (2005). Attachment and borderline personality disorder: Implications for psychotherapy. Psychopathology, 38, 64-74.

Fertuck, E. A., Bucci, W., Blatt, S. J., & Ford, R. Q. (2004). Verbal representation and therapeutic change among anaclitic and introjective inpatients. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 41(1), 13–25.

Hoermann, S., Clarkin, J. F., Hull, J., & Fertuck, E. A. (2004). Attachment dimensions as predictors of medical hospitalizations in individuals with cluster B personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 18(6), 595-603.

Munich, R.L. (1993). Conceptual Issues in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. In: Sledge, W.H. & Tasman, A. (eds.) Clinical Challenges in Psychiatry, p. 61-87. American Psychiatric Press: Washington, D.C.

Neuropsychology and Personality Disorders

Silbersweig, D., Clarkin, J.F., Goldstein, M., Kernberg, O.F., Utescher, O., Levy, K., Brendel, G., Pan, H., Beutel, M., Epstein, J., Lenzenweger, M., Thomas, K., Posner, M.l., & Stern, E. (2007). Failure of frontolimbic inhibitory function in the context of negative emotion in borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry 164:1832.

Fertuck, E.A., Lenzenweger, M. F., Clarkin, J.F., Hoermann, S., & Stanley, B. (2006). Executive neurocognition, memory systems, and borderline personality disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 346–375.

Fertuck, E.A., & Stanley, B. (2006). Cognitive disturbance in borderline personality disorder: Phenomenologic, social cognitive, and neurocognitive findings. Current Psychosis and Therapeutic Reports, 4, 105-111.

Fertuck, E.A., Marsano-Jozefowicz, S., Stanley, B., Tryon, W., Oquendo, M., Mann, J.J., & Keilp, J.G. (2006). The impact of anxiety and borderline personality disorder on neuropsychological performance in major depression. Journal of Personality Disorders. 20(1), 55-70.

Fertuck, E.A., Lenzenweger, M.F., & Clarkin, J.F. (2005). The association between attentional and executive controls in the expression of borderline personality disorder features: A preliminary study. Psychopathology, 38, 75-81.

Fertuck, E.A., Lenzenweger, M.F., Clarkin, J.F., & Stanley, B. (2005). Neurocognition and borderline personality disorder: Status and future directions. European Journal of Clinical Research Klinik & Forschung 11(1), 9-13.

Lenzenweger, M.F., Clarkin, J.F., Fertuck, E.A., & Kernberg, O.F. (2004). Executive neurocognitive functioning and neurobehavioral systems indicators in borderline personality disorder: A preliminary study. Journal of Personality Disorders, 18(5), 421-438.

Clarkin, J.F., & Fertuck, E.A., (2003). Psychological and neuropsychological assessment. In Hales, R., Yudofsky, S.C., & Talbott, J.A. (Eds.) Textbook of Psychiatry (4th Edition), pp. 189-218. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Clarkin, J.F., Fertuck, E.A., Mattis, S., & Hurt, S. (2000). Psychological and Neuropsychological assessment. In Austrian, S. (Ed.) Mental disorders, medications, and clinical social work, 2nd Edition. New York: Columbia University Press.

Instrument Development

Clarkin, J.F., Caligor, E., Stern, B.L., & Kernberg, O.F.. The Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO). >> View the PDF

Clarkin, J.F., Foelsch, P.A., & Kernberg, O.F. (2001). The Inventory of Personality Organization.

Lenzenweger, M.F., Clarkin, J.F., Kernberg, O.F., & Foelsch, P.A. (2001). The Inventory of Personality Organization: Psychometric properties, factorial composition, and criterion relations with affect, aggressive dyscontrol, psychosis proneness, and self-domains in a nonclinical sample. Psychological Assessment, 13:4, 577-591.

Stern, B.L., Caligor, E., Clarkin, J., Lenzenweger, M., Critchfield, K., Maccornack, V., & Kernberg, O.F. (2008). The Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO): Preliminary Psychometrics in a Clinical Sample. Manuscript currently under editorial review.

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Publications by TFP-NY Members

Evaluating three treatments for borderline personality disorder: a multiwave study.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 2007


Caligor, Clarkin, & Kernberg: Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology


Clarkin, Yeomans, & Kernberg: Psychotherapy of borderline personality: Focusing on object relations