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
Oct. 2015 Montreal, CA
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
BPD Misdiagnosis & Mistreatment
Feelings of Shame
TARA survey's aim to learn about your experiences
coping with Borderline Personality Disorder. It is only
with data quantifying your experiences that we can motivate new research and advocate effectively to demand action to improve diagnosis, availability of evidence-based BPD treatment and increased research funding. TARA developed these surveys in response to observations garnered over 20 years from our helpline and family classes indicating that appropriate diagnosis and treatment is a major stumbling block towards getting help with BPD, shame is a major problem and immune disorders seem to be highly prevalent.
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.
Meet the Experts
Kevin Meehan, PhD
May 9, 2016 7:00-9:30 PM
Facial Emotional Recognition in BPD
Meet Rebbie Ratner
May 19, 2016
Thursday 7:00 PM
The director of the film, who has the BPD diagnosis, will be
at the screening to discuss & answer questions
"Borderline" is the first documentary to capture the lived
experience of BPD.
Meet Valerie Porr: Webinar
Saturday May 21, 2016
Call in with your questions
Meet Dennis Tirch, PhD
May 25, 2016
Wednesday 7-9:30 PM
TARA's Borderline Suicide Memorial Wall
Due to the stigma towards those with borderline personality disorder, families do not have a means to honor those they love lost 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.