Personality Disorders represent an emerging pathology in the field of Mental Health. It is estimated that between 1% and 2% of the general population suffer from a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The difficulties involved in their treatment represent an important therapeutic challenge.
However, there are specific psychotherapeutic techniques that have scientific evidence of efficacy in the treatment of these patients. Among them, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is the one that makes a greater modification of personality.
It is a psychotherapy of psychoanalytic orientation, developed by Prof. Otto Kernberg, which is based od the theory of object relations. Its main objective is a greater integration of the patient’s identity and a significant improvement in functionality in the different areas of life, both affective-relational, social and labor.
The TFP Barcelona Institute is a section of the Group-TLP Barcelona that manages the specialized training of professionals in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. It motivates research studies on TFP and promotes the quality of therapeutic interventions in its health-care offer. It currently has six accredited therapists as supervisors in TFP.