Invited Keynote Speaker
Understanding the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder among LGBTQ+ Individuals: Theory, Measurement, and Minority Stress.
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas | University of Michigan | Stigma, Psychopathology, & Assessment (SPLAT) Lab
Borderline personality disorder is more frequently diagnosed among LGBTQ+ individuals. However, understanding the elevated prevalence among LGBTQ+ populations is complex. Personality disorder theory and research has developed without attention to underrepresented populations like LGBTQ+ folks. In this talk, I will review a series of papers and projects aimed at disentangling factors related to the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder among LGBTQ+ individuals including conceptual/epistemological issues, diagnostic bias, criterion contamination, and measurement invariance.