Professional Profile

Academics Appointments and Positions

2014 – Present
Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2012 – Present
Associate Director, Externship Program in Clinical Psychology
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2004 – Present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2008 – Present
Associate Instructor
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2001 – Present
Fellow
Personality Disorders Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Education and Training

2008
NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis,
Advanced Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy

2007
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2001
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Medical College of Cornell University

1999
Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (adult and child tracks)
University of Missouri – Columbia

1989
Bachelor of Science Degree
Cornell University

Selected Scholarly Writings

Clarkin, J., Caligor, E., Stern, B.L., & Kernberg, O.F. (2004). The Structured Interview of Personality Organization. Unpublished manuscript available through the Weill Medical College of Cornell University: White Plains, New York.
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Stern, B.L., Caligor, E., Critchfield, K., Maccornack, V., Hoerz, S., Clarkin, J., Lenzenweger, M. F., & Kernberg, O.F. (2010). The Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO): Preliminary psychometrics in a clinical sample. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92(1), p. 35-44.
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Stern, B.L., & Critchfield, K. (2010). Comparing self-reports of parent-child relations and working models of attachment in the incremental prediction of personality disorder symptoms. Under Editorial Review.

Stern, B.L., Kim, Y., Trull, T., Scarpa, A., & Pilkonis, P. (2000). The Inventory of Interpersonal Problems Personality Disorder Scales: Diagnostic efficiency and confirmatory factor results in non-clinical samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 459-471.
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Caligor, E., Stern, B. L., Hamilton, M., MacCornak, V., Wininger, L., Sneed, J., & Roose, S. P. (2009). Why We Recommend Analytic Treatment for Some Patients and Not Others. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 57(3), 677-694.

Selected Professional Presentations

Stern. B.L., Diamond, D. & Yeomans, F. (2013) Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Annual conference of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, New York.

Stern. B.L., Diamond, D. & Yeomans, F. (2011) Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Third International Conference for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, White Plains, New York.

Stern, B.L., Yeomans, F., Diamond, D., Clarkin, J., & Kernberg, O.F. (2009). Treatment of Narcissistic Pathology with Transference-Focused Psychotherapy. Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santiago Chile.

Stern, B.L. (2008). An Evidence-based Psychodynamic Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. Grand Rounds, North Central Bronx Hospital, Bronx, New York.

Stern, B.L. (2006). The Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO): Development, Theory, and Preliminary Psychometrics. Paper given at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Teaching and Training

20012 – Present
Course Chair and Instructor, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Instructor, Theory of Technique III
Contemporary Kleinian Theory and Technique
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Course Chair and Instructor, Systemic-Analytic Couple Therapy
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2010
Associate Instructor, Psychoanalytic Process IV
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2009
Associate Instructor, Modules on Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders; Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind.
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Psychotherapy program

2009
Associate Instructor, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Associate Instructor, Psychoanalytic Process II
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2008
Associate Instructor, Psychoanalytic Process IV
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

2004
Lead Trainer, The Structured Interview of Personality Organization
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders
Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine
American Psychoanalytic Association
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research