Online Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Peer Support Group Facilitators
Are you passionate about helping others impacted by BPD? Do you have lived experience of BPD and are managing recovery?
Become an online BPD peer group faciliator!!
6-8 hours free training provided on how to follow structured curriculum Volunteer to co-facilitate one group/one hour per month after training Connect with supportive BPD recovery community Leadership opportunities Give back to help others on the journey
".... an amazingly rewarding experience." "....it helped me believe in my abilities beyond any label or diagnosis."
Expectations of an Emotions Matter BPD Peer Group Facilitator:
* Support Emotions Matter mission and group purpose. * Share BPD experiences with others, offer hope, and empower others to work toward recovery. * Follow Emotions Matter’s group guidelines and manual. * Work with a co-leader and be open to peer feedback. * Support group members through sensitive situations, respecting personal boundaries, and responding to others in an unbiased and non-judgmental way.
Skills/Requirements of an Emotions Matter BPD Peer Group Facilitator:
* Show up for meetings on time, be prepared and able to meet program expectations. * Communicate with team/staff in a timely manner. * Recognize with self-awareness how your own experience of BPD may affect interactions with group members. * Complete facilitator training requirements. Training involves 4 1-hour online zoom sessions, which may be flexibly scheduled over a set weekend or weekday period. * Have basic computer skills (Microsoft office, email, etc.) for online group facilitation, and be willing to learn online group facilitator technology. Must be willing to be on camera as meetings are held via Zoom.
After responding to this volunteer job posting, you will be expected to:
To connect and empower individuals impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and improve mental health care. Our vision is to create a world in which every individual impacted by BPD has access to resources and support to achieve a meaningful recovery. We do this through peer support and educational programs, publications, workshops and videos.
Emotions Matter, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2015 to raise awareness, and advocate for the needs of those impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD), a mental illness characterized by impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, difficulty in relationships, and suicidality.
The individual experience of BPD is different from other mental disorders as they experience more stigma, isolation and discrimination, due to the lack of education of health care providers, community resources or treatment.
Emotions Matter helps individuals with BPD by providing opportunities for peer support and empowerment. In 2017, Emotions Matter hosted an art show in New York City with over 30 artists impacted by BPD. Emotions Matters produced two short films on BPD for social media, and has active Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Emotions Matter also runs online BPD peer to peer support groups.
Emotions Matter holds events to increase public health literacy about BPD distributing literature on BPD at mental health conferences and walks. These events bring together a diverse community of clinicians, family members and individuals with BPD who share our mission.
Emotions Matter advocates for the BPD population in Washington, in Congress, at the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
July 17, 2020
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 21
Training for this volunteer position is 6-8 hours virtually, plus 2 hours of observation and an interview. Once training is complete, time commitment involves facilitating a once a month group online and facilitator meetings quarterly.
Applicants are expected to be actively working on their BPD recovery and in a place where they can help others. Please feel free to reach out to us if you are unsure about this and have any questions!