Psychopathic personality disorder is an important risk factor for violence. Additionally, it has relevance for treatment and risk management. The Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) is currently the best validated measure of psychopathy. The use of the PCL-R has become widespread across many agencies; it provides a standard methodology for assessing this important risk factor. In particular, emphasis is given to the clinical information derived from the instrument and how that information can be used in risk violence formulation. Using a variety of teaching modalities didactic, interactive and practical exercises, this program will introduce participants to the PCL-R. A video case will be used to allow participants to administer, score and interpret the PCL-R and PCL:SV ratings and obtain feedback. The strengths and limitations of the PCL-R will be discussed.
The fee for this training program is $500 and includes all materials and worksheets. In addition, case studies and other case-relevant materials are provided for training purposes. Throughout the training program there will be quizzes that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This training program is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and those in allied professions working in forensic mental health and correctional services in institutions and in the community. This training program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.