Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for people with a personality disorder - an evidence-based approach

15 May 20242:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Mental health
  • Personality and self
From £52.50 +VAT
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Personality disorders are highly prevalent in mental health services and non-specialists find them difficult to assess.  Working with this group can be challenging for professionals due to behaviour such as cutting, drug-use, alcohol, suicidality and anger. Recent years have seen a number of evidence-based psychotherapies.  Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is one of what has been termed the "big four" psychotherapies, alongside DBT, MBT and Schema Therapy.  Meta studies have found that these therapies are effective. Clinical experience shows that some patients respond well to one therapy and not another, and there is a strong case for offering a range of therapies. TFP is growing internationally and is relatively new to the UK with a small but growing number of practitioners. The presenter is a founding member of the TFP-UK group. He is head of the Lewisham Personality Disorder Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM)

Target Audience

This online workshop is suitable for; 

  • Qualified clinical or counselling psychologists, or in the final year of their doctoral training.
  • Psychiatrists.
  • Psychotherapists registered with a professional body - UKCP, BACP, BABCP, BPC, or foreign equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Have introductory knowledge of the symptomology of borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders.
  • Be able to better identify patients who have a personality disorder as opposed to other disorders such as anxiety and depression.
  • Understand some of the causes of personality difficulties.
  • Be aware of the TFP theoretical understanding of the personality structure of patients with these disorders.
  • Understand the need for a through specialist assessment.
  • Have gained introductory knowledge of TFP tactics, strategies and techniques.
  • Be better equipped with information decide upon whether to pursue TFP training and how to go about this.       



Jonathan Radcliffe

Jonathan Radcliffe is a consultant clinical psychologist and head of Lewisham Personality  Disorder Service, South London and Maudsley NHS  Trust.  Jonathan is an accredited with the International Society of TFP (ISTFP) as a trainer-supervisor in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy.  He is a British Psychoanalytic Council accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association (PPA) of the British Psychotherapy Foundation.  He is an experienced trainer, having taught workshops and seminars on clinical and counselling psychology doctoral courses.  He wrote an introductory paper on TFP with his co-author, the president of the ISTFP:  Radcliffe, J., & Yeomans, F. (2019). "Transference‐focused psychotherapy for patients with personality disorders: Overview and case example with a focus on the use of contracting." British Journal of Psychotherapy, 35(1), 4-23.

Laura Liard

Laura Liard is a clinical psychologist, works in Brussels in private practice and is a TFP therapist and an ISTFP accredited teacher supervisor

This webinar will be delivered on Zoom via BPS Learn. The link will be available on BPS Learn 1hr before, the link will also be emailed to everyone who has registered.


Price: £87.50 (+ VAT)

Members: £52.50 (+ VAT)


Online bookings will close at 14:00pm on 14 May 2024.
Places won't be available after this point and only those registered will be allowed into the session.  

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