Understanding and Assessing Psychopathy: Training incorporating the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R: 2nd edition): October 2019

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Date: 7th and 8th October 2019

Course Summary:

This training focuses on the understanding of psychopathy, along with its assessment and scoring, using the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R, 2nd Edition).  Delegates will be trained in the use of and administration of the PCL-R.  The event will also provide delegates with a new research measure for their free use for research purposes (PAPA - Psychopathic processing and Personality Assessment) and outline developments for a research assessment (ACL - Affect, Cognitive and Lifestyle). 

Training will comprise case material and the scoring of clinical videos. The training aims to provide a broad outline of the assessment, management and understanding of psychopathy focusing on the following:

  • Conceptualisations and theories of psychopathy;
  • Distinguishing psychopathy from personality disorder;
  • Assessment of psychopathy;
  • Background to the development of the PCL-R;
  • Structure and content of the PCL-R;
  • Observing and scoring clinical interviews for the PCL-R;
  • Effective use of the PCL-R: Ethical considerations.

The cost includes provision of lunch, handouts, reading material and CPD certificate. There are limited places on this course. Block booking discounts are available for services booking three or more places. Please email tiofp@tiofp.com for more information.

The training commences at 9:30am and ends by 4:15/4.30pm on each day.  

Trainers: Professor Jane L Ireland and Dr Michael Lewis

Course materials: A certificate of attendance will be provided to all those who successfully complete the course. Sufficient materials will be provided to complete the training. However, to use the PCL-R attendees will need to purchase a PCL-R complete kit from Pearson Assessment. Access to this is a core requirement following training. If required, these can be ordered via: www.psychcorp.co.uk.

Venue: St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7AB. Please note this is not a residential course and hotels/accommodation needs to be booked separately.

Who can attend: The PCL-R is carefully controlled due to its psychodiagnostic nature. The course is available for Psychiatrists and Registered Psychologists (who hold a current practicing certificate with the HCPC). Registered Psychologists who wish to complete this training must be Clinical, Counselling or Forensic Psychologists. Delegates must provide their HCPC/RCP membership number on booking. Arrangements for other professional groups, such as those in training, can be made. Any clinical use of the PCL-R by these groups should be completed in accordance to the manual guidelines and any organisational policies which may be in place. It must also be under supervision of a PCL-R trained and a Registered Professional who meets the PCL-R manual criteria and who takes full responsibility for its interpretation.

Cost: £440.00 + VAT(88.00) = £528.00

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 3rd September 2019.

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Specialist Areas

We cover the following areas in detail

  • Forensic Risk Assessment
  • WAIS
  • J-SOAP
  • HCR-20
  • Aggression Intervention
  • Working with Personality Disorder
  • Assessment and Understanding of Psychopathy
  • Personality Disorder
  • SVR-20
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working with Sexual Offenders
  • Forensic Therapies


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