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.
Wanna join but can’t get to Palo Alto?
If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. This year we are pleased to offer virtual attendance at our summer workshops via ZOOM. Attend from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials. Since you won’t be joining us in person (missing out on hard copies, coffee, snacks, and fun swag 🙂 please use promo code ZOOM at registration for a $50 reduction in registration rate. We look forward to having you join us either in person or virtually!
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.