TARA: Treatment And Research Advancements
The voice for those with BPD and their loved one's
Research and Treatment
BPD is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and stigmatized. We at TARA try to provide you with the latest evidence based research results and explanations and referrals to evidence- based treatment. We will provide you with links to the actual research and explanations of DBT, Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) and Transference- Focused Psychotherapy (TFP).
Video: Valerie Porr OCTOBER 2015
International Society for the Study of Personality Disorder
Gathering of Mental Health and the Churches.. CA
4th International Congress on BPD
Bridging the Gap
--from Basic Science to Treatment Implementation
8-10 September, 2016
University of Vienna
Help us by taking
Share your experiences with
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Lymes Disease
Your Experience with BPD Misdiagnosis & Mistreatment
Evaluating your experience with shame
New BPD Research
A New Perspective on the Pathophysiology of BPD: A Model of the Role of Oxytocin
By Sabine Herpertz and Katja Bertsch
This article is a concise review of current research, clearly demonstrating the interpersonal hypersensitivity, difficulty in trusting others and pervasive misperceptions of situations, especially interpersonal situations. Dr. Herpertz and Dr. Bertsch make a strong case for future research on the role of Oxytocin in BPD.
BPD Awareness Month
Meet the Experts
Kevin Meehan, PhD
May 9, 2016 7-9:30 PM
Facial Emotional Recognition in BPD
Assoc Prof Psychology L.I. UnivTransference Focused Therapy(TFP)therapist & Research associate on clinical trial "Psychotherapy of BPD," at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill Cornell Medical College. TFP In private practice
New York City
Graduate Review & Support
Family Survival Skills
May 5, 2016 7 PM
New York City
Family Survival Skills
8 Week Workshop
Tuesday April 12, 2016
This workshop is highly recommended for those of you who live in the NYC-Long Island-Westchester- New Jersey area so that you can benefit from weekly practice and weekly sharing.
Get the BPD Facts
Support & Psychoeducation for those with BPD
May 26, 2016
Thursday 7-9 PM
Helpful Hints for:
- Coping with Anxiety
- Saying NO
- Answering difficult questions
- Mindfully staying in the present
- Tolerating Distress
- Saving Face
- Coping with Loneliness
- Exit Strategies
Finally, TARA's group provides a supportive and safe place to learn about BPD. This is a psychoeducation group where people coping with BPD can come together in safety, share their stories and find strength in a common bond of shared suffering and understanding.
If you have been diagnosed with BPD or are exploring the possibility that you might have the disorder, join us for learning, support and conversation. This peer- focused group is practical and solution- oriented. It is neither group therapy nor a support group nor is it a substitute for treatment. This group will provide you with accurate, science- based information about BPD; how it is treated; and options for treatment such as DBT, Mentalization, and Transference- Focused Psychotherapy. Learn techniques to repair relationships, reduce shame and validate your psychic panic. We will discuss fears and stigma and the courage it takes to accept BPD.
We aim to bridge the chasm between those with BPD and their loved ones by fostering compassion for each other. Diagnosis of BPD not required to attend, merely an openness to explore the possibility.
RSVP or call for more information 212-966-6514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honoring those lost to
TARA's Suicide Memorial Wall
Due to the stigma towards those with borderline personality disorder, families do not have a means to honor those they love who died because of BPD.
To validate their suffering and their courage in living with the pain of BPD, we invite those who have lost a loved one to Borderline Suicide to honor their loved one by posting their photo on TARA's Borderline Suicide Memorial Wall.
The TARA Method of Family
BPD Needs Your Help:
Out-of the Box Research
We hope we can count on your much needed support to make a real difference in the life of the person you love coping with BPD. Right now, BPD research is stuck.
NASSPD Congress New York City
April 16-17, 2016
N.Y. ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
7 World Trade Center
Attend the entire conference and learn about the latest BPD research from the experts and meet Valerie Porr and other TARA teachers.
March 24, 7PM Screening of BORDERLINE
The director of the film, who has the BPD diagnosis ,will be at the screening to discuss & answer questions
Synopsis: The first time Regina tried to kill herself, she was 5 years old. Now she's 45 and hell-bent on trying to live--most of the time
“Borderline” is the first documentary to capture the lived experience of BPD.