Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD, Founder and Medical Director Emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center a not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment system in western Pennsylvania cited nationally as one of the 12 best drug and alcohol treatment centers by Forbes magazine
I am pleased to write a letter of support for NEABPD.
Although there have been significant advances in psychiatry, there is still inadequate understanding of BPD, a condition which affects the whole family, and is sometimes as baffling to therapists as to the patient and family. BPD is generally resistant to psychopharmaceutical treatment. It has a serious impact on everyone.
The work of NEABPD to further education and to bring effective treatment to families is crucial.
May Hashem bless your efforts with success.
Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD
Professor Rael Strous, MD, Head of Psychiatry at Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center
As a psychiatrist, I have seen the effects of severe emotional dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder on a family. I whole-heartedly support the efforts of the Israeli NEABPD to advocate for the sufferers, educate the general public, and provide education, skills-training, and support to family members of sufferers. I am proud to be running for the NEABPD, Israel in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon!
ESRA Counselling Group
On behalf of all our Counselling Group I would like to thank you most sincerely for a most interesting and inspiring session on Borderline Personality Disorder.
You certainly gave us food for thought on this amazing subject.
I can’t stop thinking about it and look forward to the next two meetings.
Dr. Shira Wiesen, Ph.D. (psychologist in private practice)
I’ve worked with a few families that have gone through your group and have really benefited. It’s such an important niche you are filling.
Dr. Claire Rabin, Professor of Social Work, Director Claire Rabin Institute for Couple Therapy, Ramat Hasharon
Again thank you for a fascinating presentation. You spoke today to the couple therapists of the “Claire Rabin Institute”. The content on borderline personality disorder (BPD) is extremely important for our work. In my opinion the field of therapy is sadly deficient in getting the information of diagnosis and treatment out to clinicians. During your presentations we shared our difficulties in dealing with this mental illness and it is reassuring to know where to turn should we encounter BPD clients in our work.
I personally am interested in continuing to learn and develop our skills in this important field. Hope to continue to collaborate with you in the future.
Lena Shore, B.Sc. B.Ed. M.Sc.
Co-facilitating a Family Connections group with Meshulam was one of the highlights of my week. As a former high school teacher, I sometimes miss the stimulation and challenge of the classroom. So when, Meshulam approached me with the request to co-facilitate a group with him, I was very happy to accept. And yes I got to teach again. And yes it was enjoyable. Yet, what I came away with after our 13 weeks together was something I was not quite prepared for. I came away with a sense of profound respect and admiration for the courageous members of the group. I came away with a deeper appreciation of the skills and how effective they could be. I found myself growing both professionally with my clients and personally at home when challenges came up. I felt more effective. I felt more empowered.
I thank Meshulam for the opportunity to join Family Connections. I hope to be able to co-facilitate future groups not only for what I know I can offer the group but also for what the group offers me – a chance to build and be built. I walk away from this first experience humbled and enriched. I encourage my fellow professionals to take this opportunity if it is offered to them.
I am proud to be a member of the Family Connections team.