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Without Conscience: Understanding and Assessing Psychopaths

Robert Hare, Ph.D.

12.0 CE Hours Available

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
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RRP$160.00
Offer Price$128.00
CD Audio w/ Audio Download
RRP$175.00
Offer Price$140.00
Extra CE Test
Price$70.00

Description

Psychopathy is a personality disorder defined by a cluster of interpersonal, affective, lifestyle, and antisocial characteristics, including egocentricity, grandiosity, deceptiveness, impulsivity, shallow emotions, lack of empathy and remorse, irresponsibility, and the ready violation of social and legal norms. Among the most extreme features of the disorder are a callous disregard for the rights of others and a propensity for predatory behavior and violence.

Objectives

This two-day workshop provides an overview of:

  • current theory and research on psychopathy
  • its etiology and nature
  • its measurement with clinical, forensic, and non-forensic populations
  • its implications for the mental health and criminal justice systems and for society in general.

 

Topics

Description of Psychopathy

  • Historical overview
  • Clinical descriptions

Etiology

  • Nature/nurture
  • Behavioral genetics
  • Clues from cognitive/affective neuroscience

Assessment

  • The PCL-R, PCL-SV, and PCL-YV
  • Nonclinical instruments
  • The P-Scan & B-Scan 360
  • Self-report inventories

Psychopathy and Crime

  • Predatory behavior and violence
  • Role in assessment of risk for crime and violence
  • Creative uses of self-disclosure
  • Ethical practices

Cognitive/Affective Models of Psychopathy

  • Attention, information processing, response modulation

Brain imaging, psychophysiology

Guidelines for Psychopathy Treatment Programs

Psychopathy in Society

  • Prevalence and manifestations
  • The corporate world