Friday, December 14, 2018
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center


6 (NYSED) and 6 CASAC Hours


Regular: $125
Adelphi Alum: $115

Psychodynamic Therapy for Personality Disorders: Treating Self and Interpersonal Functioning

with Eve Caligor, M.D.

Current research emphasizes the centrality of self functioning and interpersonal relatedness in personality health and pathology. This workshop will familiarize participants with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy—Extended (TFP—E), a principle-driven treatment for personality pathology based in psychodynamic object relations theory. TFP—E offers a coherent model for understanding and treating pathology of self and interpersonal functioning in patients with personality pathology across the range of severity. The workshop will explore the clinical principles and core techniques that organize this trans-diagnostic treatment model, while helping participants appreciate how to tailor their overall approach to meet the clinical needs of each individual patient.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe recent developments in the understanding and classification of personality disorders, including the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD), DSM5 Section III
  2. Address the relationship between the AMPD and psychodynamic object relations theory approach to personality pathology
  3. Understand the principles of TFP—E, a transdiagnostic psychodynamic treatment approach for personality disorders that focuses on pathology of self and interpersonal functioning
  4. Describe the strategies organizing TFP—E and the core techniques that define the treatment
  5. Describe how the basic strategies and techniques of TFP—E are modified according to the severity of the patient’s pathology
  6. Identify potential mechanisms of change in patients with both severe and milder forms of personality pathology
Registration is now closed.

Eve Caligor, M.D.


Eve Caligor, M.D. is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and director of the psychotherapy division and training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Personality Disorders Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Caligor’s clinical and research expertise is in the evaluation and psychodynamic treatment of personality pathology, and she has published widely in these areas. She is first author of the Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology (2007), and Psychodynamic Therapy for Personality Pathology: Treating Self and Interpersonal Functioning (2018), both books published by American Psychiatric Publishing. She is co-author of the Structured Interview for Personality Organization (STIPO), a semi-structured interview for the evaluation of personality pathology within the framework of object relations theory.

Dr. Caligor did her undergraduate training at Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She completed residency training in Psychiatry at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University and subsequently a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her psychoanalytic training and a faculty research fellowship at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She has received multiple honors and awards, including teaching awards from Psychiatry residents at Columbia and New York University School of Medicine, and from the American Psychiatric Association.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

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For further information, please contact:

Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
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