The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is the international “gold standard” for the diagnosis of psychopathy in adults. Measuring interpersonal and affective features as well as impulsive and antisocial behaviors, the PCL-R has been found to be a reliable and valid diagnostic instrument in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies conducted in community, mental health, and correctional settings around the world. Comprised of an On Demand presentation by the instrument’s renowned author, Professor Robert D. Hare, as well as a 2-day live and interactive webinar by leading figure in the field of psychopathy, Dr. J. Reid Meloy, this innovative program will train you in the use of the PCL-R while earning 16 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. The development of the PCL-R will be discussed, item-by-item instructions will be given on how to reliably score the measures and interpret their findings, a review of the peer-reviewed research on the PCL-R will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply reporting conventions. Case studies will be employed to allow you to practice using the instruments and to learn to avoid common administration errors.
Prior to this training, you are required to have purchased copies of the PCL-R: 2nd Ed. Technical Manual purchasable through: https://storefront.mhs.com/collections/pcl-r-2nd-ed . Manuals are not provided as part of this training.
This is the Only Web-Based PCL-R Training Program Certified by Professor Hare’s Darkstone Research Group, Ltd.
At the end of this training, you will be able to…
- Describe the administration procedures for the PCL-R
- Review peer-reviewed research on the PCL-R
- Identify the rationale for developing the PCL-R
- Identify the structural properties of the PCL-R
- Review the reliability and validity of the PCL-R coding results
- Practice coding the PCL-R using case studies
- Apply PCL-R reporting conventions
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative live training is the first-of-its-kind.
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Why Train With GIFR?
Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your psychopathy assessments using the PCL-R and PCL:SV
Earn 16 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
Robert D. Hare is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia, where he has taught and conducted research for more than 40 years, and President of Darkstone Research Group Ltd. He has devoted most of his academic career to the investigation of psychopathy, its nature, assessment, and implications for mental health and criminal justice. He is the author of several books, including Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, and more than 200 chapters and scientific articles on psychopathy. He is the developer of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and a co-author of its derivatives, the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version, the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version, the Antisocial Process Screening Device, and the Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (SRP- 4).
He has consulted with law enforcement, including the FBI and the RCMP, is a former member of the Research Advisory Board of the FBI Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resources Center (CASMIRC). He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Expertisecentrum Forensische Psychiatrie, The Netherlands, and was a member of the Advisory Panel established by Her Majesty’s Prison Service to develop new programs for the treatment of psychopathic offenders. His current research on psychopathy includes assessment issues, developmental factors, neurobiological correlates, risk for recidivism and violence, development of new treatment and management strategies for psychopathic offenders. He and Paul Babiak have extended the theory and research on psychopathy to the business and corporate world, with the development of the P-Scan, an instrument used to screen for psychopathic traits and behaviors, and a book, Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go To Work. He lectures widely on psychopathy and on the use and misuse of the PCL-R in the mental health and criminal justice systems.
Among his recent awards are the Silver Medal of the Queen Sophia Center in Spain; the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Applications of Psychology; the American Academy of Forensic Psychology Award for Distinguished Applications to the Field of Forensic Psychology; the Isaac Ray Award presented by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law for Outstanding Contributions to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatric Jurisprudence; the B. Jaye Anno Award for Excellence in Communication, presented by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care; first recipient of the R. D. Hare Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy; the Canadian Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology; the Canadian Psychological Association’s D.O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science; the Western Society of Criminology Paul Tappan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Criminology; the British Columbia Psychological Association’s Award for Recognition of a Distinguished Career and Enduring Contributions to Psychology; Center for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law, University of British Columbia, award In Recognition of Leadership and Outstanding Contributions to Forensic Psychology; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; Docteur Honoris Causa, Université de Mons, Belgium; the Don Andrews Career Contribution Award, Canadian Psychological Association, June, 2014; Canadian Psychological Association Gold Medal for Distinguished and Enduring Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology; and the 2016 Society for Personality Assessment’s Bruno Klopfer Award For Outstanding Long-term Professional Contribution to the Field of Personality Assessment. In 2011 he was inducted into the Order of Canada. His web site, www.hare.org, contains an up-to-date list of articles on psychopathy.
Darkstone Research Group, Ltd.
Darkstone Research Group, Ltd., is a forensic consulting and research company responsible for development of procedures used for the assessment of psychopathy, and for training in the professional use of these procedures, including the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and its derivatives. Its website is www.hare.org.
J. Reid Meloy, PhD, is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has received several awards and honors, and was the Yochelson Visiting Scholar at Yale University in March 2015 and Visiting Scholar at University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich in May 2018. He has authored and co-authored over 240 papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited 12 books. His first book, which was published in 1988, was The Psychopathic Mind: Origins, Dynamics, and Treatment. He has been testifying, consulting, researching and writing about personality disorder, psychopathy, stalking, narcissism, criminality, mental disorder, and targeted violence for the past 30 years. Dr. Meloy has been a consultant to the FBI, Quantico, for the past 18 years, and is the originator and developer of the TRAP-18 (Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol, https://gifrinc.com/trap-18-manual/). He is associate editor of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.
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