Assessment of Psychopathy via the CAPP and Clinical Assessment Instruments | June 17, 2019

$300.00 $250.00

7 Hours | 7 CEs (CEUs)

Early registration rate available until June 1, 2019

Monday, June 17th, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

Program Description

This in-person workshop on Assessment of Psychopathy via the CAPP and Clinical Assessment Instruments is presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom.

This workshop will discuss relative novel methods to the assessment of psychopathy in forensic and correctional contexts. Although the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised and its derivates have been used successfully for this purpose, they are not without disadvantages (conceptual, practical). Theoretical perspectives of psychopathy will be reviewed and various methods for assessing psychopathy from these perspectives will be considered. Two psychopathy measures in particular, the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R) and the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) clinical interview and institutional rating form will be reviewed. Furthermore, many forensic and correctional psychologists do not have the time and resources to add psychopathy-specific measures to their test armamentarium.

This workshop will therefore also cover the clinical assessment of psychopathy via tests that psychologists routinely use in clinical practice. The MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), the NEO Personality Inventory-3 (NEO PI-3), and Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory – IV (MCMI-IV) will be described in sufficient detail for the purposes of this training, with a particular focus on the MMPI-2-RF in light of its larger research base for this purpose. A substantial amount of time will be spent on discussing research supporting their use for psychopathy assessment, but specific practical applications and interpretative recommendations will be covered as well. Finally, case illustrations based on individuals evaluated in forensic and clinical practice will be presented.

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Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding on the MMPI-2-RF and other assessment instruments including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This workshop is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:


  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of the PCL instruments in forensic and correctional practice
  • Describe various theoretical perspectives of psychopathy
  • Describe the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised
  • Describe the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality
  • Describe how the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) measures psychopathy and its associated research base
  • Describe how the Personality Assessment Inventory measures psychopathy and its associated research base
  • Describe how the NEO Personality Inventory-3 measures psychopathy and its associated research base
  • Describe how the Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory – IV measures psychopathy and its associated research base
  • Describe how to use clinical assessment instruments in context of other information in the assessment of psychopathy

About Dr. Martin Sellbom

Dr Martin Sellbom is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Kent State University (Kent, Ohio, USA). Dr Sellbom’s research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders, the broader integration of personality and psychopathology, and applied personality assessment with the MMPI-2-RF. His work has been featured in about 200 peer-reviewed publications, and he has co-authored a book titled Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2-RF: A Case Book. He has also won several awards, including the American Psychology-Law Society’s Saleem Shah Award and Society for Personality Assessment’s Samuel and Anne Beck Award – both for early career achievement. Dr Sellbom is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Personality Assessment. For his clinical practice, he specializes in court-ordered forensic psychological evaluations and pre-employment evaluations for public safety positions.

Methods for assessing psychopathy will be considered:
– Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R)
– Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP)

This workshop will cover clinical assessment of psychopaths via tests:
– MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)
– Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
– NEO Personality Inventory-3 (NEO PI-3)
– Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory – IV (MCMI-IV)

Continuing Education Credit

This workshop is an In-Person Professional Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete a workshop evaluation for this In-Person Professional Training Program. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be given their workshop evaluation upon completion of the workshop.

Board Approvals: APA, CPA, ASWB, NBCC. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

For in-person workshops we offer a 50% refund up until 2 weeks out from the start date of each workshop. There are no refunds within 2 weeks but will accommodate with access to the online program.​

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