The TARA Method honors your motivation and intelligence by providing you with tools and techniques fordecreasing emotional episodes that may end in crisis . TARA's classes are intensive learning experiences, not support groups. The TARA Method, a family lifesaver, will guide you to repairing estranged relationships, improving communication and encouraging your loved one to participate in evidence based BPD therapy.BPD is a 24 hour disorder that is triggered by events in the environment. Learn how to avert catastrophes before they happen.
You have probably sought professional help, may have received inappropriate and harmful advice, or may have done the wrong thing for the right reasons. Unfortunately, therapy alone will not solve the problem. Research shows that informed families can become treatment adjuncts. TARA can teach you how to be a therapeutic parent, partner or loved one.
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 motivate
participation in evidence based treatment.Become part of the solution, not part of the problem. Become a therapeutic parent or partner
A PARENT: It is heart warming and encouraging to know there are others in the trenches. The pain and courage in that room gave me strength andHELP IS ON THE WAY 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
New York City July 11-13, 2014 Aug. 15-17, 2014 Sept 12-14, 2014
NYC Weekend BPD Survival Skills
Learn the TARA Method at a Weekend Retreat
July 11-12-13, 2014
"The lessons, memories, feelings, skills and hopes from this recent weekend are with me, I feel so much comfort and reduced isolation. When I hit a setback or snag, I visualize all of us sitting together in the circle,feel your support and that you are all rooting for me, for my for all of us."
Communicating 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
Dr. Fertuck will discuss his research on "Social Exclusion and Facial Appraisal in BPD: Psychological and Neurobiological Findings"
People with BPD do not process facial expressions in the same part of the brain as do other people. They get different messages that affects their responses to social situations and can trigger impulsive or inappropriate reactions. How this affects their sense of social exclusion and rejection will be discussed at this TARA Research Salon. You will have the opportunity to dialogue with the researcher.
Dr Fertuck is a psychologist specializing in "personality disorders," an Associate Professor at City University of New York, PhD Program in Clinical Psychology and is on the Faculty at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Alka and Maria, 2 courageous young women, will share their experiences in coping with BPD, just as they did at the TARA symposium at the American Psychiatric Association convention . They will describe how BPD feels for them, how they cope, and how their family particiiation in the TARA Method programs have improved their family dynamic and repaired relationships.
This TARA survey aims to collect data on and quantify your experiences in searching for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of your problems. It is only with dataquanitfying your experiences that we can advocate effectively to demand action to improve diagnosis and availability of evidence-based treatment. TARA developed this survey in response to observations garnered from our helpline and family classes indicating that appropriate diagnosis and treatment is a major stumbling block towards getting help.
We at TARA appreciate your helping us to help you by taking the time to answer the questions in this survey.This is an anonymous survey that you can do from your own computer. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of experiences you have had with the system.
If you have had the experience of being misdiagnosed or receiving ineffective treatment for BPD, please help TARA to advocate for improvements in diagnosis and availability of BPD treatment. Thank you!
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
HelpTARA bring BPD into the light.
HelpTARA call attention to this travesty of inadequate research funding
HelpTARA call attention to thetreatment availability crisis.
HelpTARA continue helping all those lost in the morass of BPD as a neglected public health problem and a personal hell!
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder, A Family Guide for Healing and Change,Oxford Univ. Press,
co-author new Hope for BPD, Pres./FounderTARA 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 appointmentsCall212email@example.com