Understanding BPD:
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
Montreal, CA 

International Society for the Study of Personality Disorder
Gathering of Mental Health and the Churches.. CA

What is Bordeline Personality Disorder? What's Going on Inside the Brain of Someone with BPD? How can Families Help?


Talk at Addleback Church, California


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 4th International Congress on BPD

Bridging the Gap
--from Basic Science to Treatment Implementation 

8-10 September, 2016
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria  

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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. 

May is
BPD Awareness Month
TARA Events

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

        Dr. Meehan

        Dr. Meehan

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 tara4bpd@gmail.com.


Honoring those lost to
Borderline Suicide

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:
It needs
Out-of the Box Research

 BPD Research is Stuck

 BPD Research is Stuck

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

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  
Rebbie Ratner

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.