The New Year is the time to become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
Admit you need help, bite the bullet and learn the TARA Method.
For FAMILIES: The TARA Method is an evidence based family psychoeducation program that
teaches you how to avoid escalations,solve immediate problems, and work towards improving communication and repairing relationships with your loved one with BPD. It will bring COMPASSION back into your lives. The TARA Method is based on Overcoming BPD, A Family Guide to Healing and Change by founder, Valerie Porr.Learn at our NYC workshops, NY weekend retreats or through our webinars.
NEW at TARA: A Psychoeducation program for those with BPD At last, a safe place in which to learn about BPD;. a compassionate learning environment offering those with BPD a way to reconceptualize BPD based on understanding underlying neurobiolgy of BPD, latest research findings and how evidence based BPD treatements can actually help.
TARA's webinars are aimed at helping those who cannot attend our weekend r etreats and want a chance to hear about the latest BPD research and share questions with others in similar situations.
January 24-26, 2014
NYC Weekend Workshop BPD Survival Skills
January 24-26, 2014
Learn the TARA Method at a Weekend Retreat
A Parent Attendee: It is heart warming and encouraging to know there are others in the trenches. The pain and courage in that room gave me strength and understanding and a new outlook on the future....... I now feel more capable of meeting the challenge. You all come from the heart, long buffeted by BPD hurricanes. It's up to me now. I must
learn a new languageWeekend retreatCommunicating and Coping Effectively How to provide ongoing help How to recognize, avoid & preventtriggering escalations. How to decrease stressful interaction How to reinforce effective behaviors. How to repair estranged relationships. How to motivateparticipation in evidence based treatment. How to become part of the solution, not part of the problem. How to become a therapeutic parent or partner
Individual $390 Couple $775
NYC 8 Week BPD Family Survival Skills Workshop
8 Tuesday Evenings January 28 February 4,11,18,25, March 4,11, 18, 2014
Learn the TARA Method over 8 weeks in NYC
It is heart warming and encouraging to know there are others in the trenches. The pain and courage in that room gave me strength and understanding and a new outlook on the future....... I now feel more capable of meeting the challenge. You all come from the heart, long buffeted
by BPD hurricanes. It's up to me now. I must learn a new language.....A Parent attendee
Communicating and Coping Effectively
How to provide ongoing help How to recognize, avoid & prevent triggering
escalations. How to decrease stressful interaction How to reinforce effective behaviors. How to repair estranged relationships. How to motivate participation in evidence based treatment. How to become part of the solution, not part of the problem. How to become a therapeutic parent or partner
Individual TARA member $ 375 Non Tara Member $425
Couple TARA Member $ 725 Non TARA Member $795
NYC BPD Psychoeducation Workshops
Thursday evenings Jan 16, 30, Feb 13, 27, March 13, 27, 2014
A new program at TARA offering people with BPD the opportunity to understand the underlying neurobiology of BPD, the goals of various evidence based BPD treatments, and to share their experiences in a safe and accepting place..
A new treatment for BPD that focuses on interpersonal relationships. Aspects of this treatment will be taught along with facial recognition from the Paul Ekman series of METT training.
Series of any 4 $100 (non working participants)
$150 ( working participants)
Saturday Morning Webinars
Jan 18, Feb 1, 15, March 1, 2014 11-12:30 EST (8-9:30 AM PST)
Learn the TARA Method On-Line
Format: a 1 Hour talk with slides on your computer, 1/2 hour Q&A
Webinars will expand on chapters from Overcoming BPD, A Family Guide for Healing and Change by Valerie Porr, MA
Specific Topics to be announced
Series of 4 TARA Member $ 200* Non Member $250
* Must be a current member with a TARA membership number
Prevalence of BPD
compared to other Mental Illnesses
Borderline Personality Disorder does not receive
the research funding its' prevalence merits.
* source PUBMED
reatment is not available for those who need it. Wait lists, extremely high costs, untrained professionals, misdiagnosis, mistreatment, stigma against the disorder and against the families, all add up to a
TREATMENT CRISIS. BPD is the stepchild of mental illnesses.
How can 5.9% of the general population, 18 million people,
receive the least amount of research funding of all mental illnesses?
BPD is in the mental illness closet.
IT IS TIME FOR ACTION, WE NEED YOUR HELP
Help TARA bring BPD into the light.
Help TARA call attention to this travesty of inadequate research funding
Help TARA call attention to thetreatment availability crisis.
Help TARA continue helping all those lost in the morass of BPD as a neglected public health problem and a personal hell!
Individual $ 75
Family $ 100
Professional $ 100
Friend $ 25
Sponsor $ 500
Benefactor $ 5000+
SAVE THE DATES
North American Society for the Study of Persobnality Disorder
(NASSPD) April 4-7, 2014 Boston, Mass.
presentation of the TARA Method of Family Psychoeducation
American Psychiatric Association
May 3-7, 2014 New York City
What's the Difference that Makes the Difference
Anthony Batemen Martin Bohus, Otto Kernberg, Valerie Porr
Real Life Consequences of Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment of BPD
Stephanie Stepp, Mark Zimmerman, Valerie Porr
TARA Method of Family Psychoed Ed Valerie Porr
Regina Piscitelli, Sarah Piscitelli, Maria Scazzero, Lisa Rosenberg
Faculty Valerie Porr, MA,
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder, A Family Guide for Healing and Change, Oxford Univ. Press,
co-author new Hope for BPD, Pres./Founder TARA National Association for Personality Disorder,intensively trained in DBT and MBT , developer of the TARA Method of Family Training, speaker at family and professional conferences Nationally and Internationally. Ms. Porr is available for Individual Family Consultation For appointments
TARA Board member, DBT intensively trained, TARA Educational Coordinater, Coteaches TARA
Family classes for the past 10 years, leader of BPD support groups, Family DBT Coping Skills Workshops
and speaker at family and professional conferences. A fierce advocate for BPD sufferers.and families.
DBT trained, seasoned TARA trainer, 8 years of experinece. Lou brings a father's perspective to the implementing of DBT and MBT skills
Lisa Rosenberg TARA trainer, 4 years of TARA training, retired teacher
Required Reading for all TARA
Borderline Personality Disorder:
Family Guide for Healing and Change
$15.57 Buy Now
by Valerie Porr
Oxford Univ. Press, USA
Family Members, Clinicians
Evaluating Your DBT Experience
Dear DBT participant:
TARA wants to know about your experience with
DBT. Did the DBT Program you attended meet your expectations and help you get to
a better place in your life? Completing this survey will provide us with a
better sense of your present needs. What kind of program would be helpful
to you now that you have been in DBT? How we can improve existing DBT
programs? Are there areas where you think you need more or different help
right now? How can we help you in the future?
This survey is only
appropriate for people who have actually participated in a DBT program. If you
are a parent, a partner, or other family member, you should not be completing
Survey replies are anonymous and all information is
To access this survey, please click the link
Thank you for your participation
TARA National Association for Personality
Help Us to Help You! 15% discount
Members Dear Friends near and far,
In this holiday season, my thoughts have been with so many of you who suffer the ravages of borderline personality disorder, whether yourself or with a loved one. At this time of the year especially, when tensions and family conflict can run so high, the pain can seem insurmountable; the answers and progress and even hope that relief and healing can come, so slim. I want you to know from my heart that I share your pain and your search for answers.
I do have hope. For the past twenty years, I have worked every day to help find answers, advance research, end stigma, and, most of all, relieve the suffering of those with BPD and their family members. When I think back to where we were when we started, how little we knew and how rudimentary the treatment which was available, I see that great progress, indeed, has been made.
Over the past six months especially, I feel I have gained new insight into this much-misunderstood disorder. Here at our TARA offices, in addition to our regular family groups, we have convened a psycho-education series for people living with BPD and those who think they might have it. Their stories have reinforced the isolation and pain of living with BPD. These courageous, honest people have shared with each other the shame and sense of failure which haunts them every day as they live from crisis to crisis. I have also witnessed the triumph of people taking the brave step into evidence-based treatment for BPD and have seen them begin to find relief. Most of all, I have seen people living in loneliness and pain come together and share their stories and find strength in a common bond of shared suffering and identification.
We desperately need your help to continue this life-saving work. If there is anything you can spare to assist us in this vital effort, we would be profoundly grateful.
With all gratitude for your trust in our work--