Borderline Personality Disorder in Adults with IDD
2018-2019 START National Online Training Series
Presenter: Lauren Charlot, PhD, Co-Chair START Research Committee
This presentation begins with an overview of the clinical diagnostic criteria and associated risk factors for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It then identifies key considerations for evaluating BPD amongst individuals with IDD, highlighting important criteria to consider when conducting a differential diagnosis which includes an evaluation of the individual’s history of trauma, executive functioning and social emotional developmental features that have an impact on stress responses. The presentation concludes by offering different perspectives within current BPD research and providing recommendations for engaging a person’s system of care to promote improved outcomes.
About the Presenter:
Lauren Charlot, LICSW, PhD is a Developmental Psychologist who has been working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and severe co-occurring psychiatric disorders and challenging behaviors for over 30 years. Dr. Charlot is a Co-Chair of the National Center for START Services Research Committee, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UMass Medical School, and an adjunct professor at Eastern Carolina University. She has published original research and has lectured widely on a variety of topics related to the care of individuals with IDD and Autism Spectrum Disorders across the United States, Canada, and in Europe. She was the lead author on the NADD sponsored DM-ID 2 chapter on Depressive Disorders and has published research regarding medical comorbidities among psychiatric inpatients with ID with her colleagues at Shrive. Dr. Charlot has designed and directed multiple acute inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for individuals with ID and ASD, providing oversight in program development, operations and extensive training to personnel within these varied programs.