8. Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R):
Post-workshop reliability course.
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R)
is widely accepted as the most reliable and
valid method for assessing psychopathy.
The PCL-R and the more recent screening version,
the PCL:SV, are strong predictors of recidivism,
violence and the difficulty in responding to
Both the PCL-R and PCL:SV are routinely used to
inform sentencing decisions, treatment
suitability and institutional placements.
The PCL-R Post-Workshop Program, organised by
Darkstone Research Group Ltd., is available for
those who have completed basic training on the
PCL-R (or PCL:SV or PCL-Youth Version).
It allows clinicians and professionals to have
confidence in their ability to rate these
instruments and a mechanism for them to
demonstrate this ability.
The course uses the materials from Professor
Hare’s (the author of the PCL-R) Darkstone
Research Group Ltd and is accredited by this
The intensive PCL-R Reliability Workshop
• A brief refresher and update on the PCL-R and
• Two training cases, with feedback and group
• Six cases on which reliability as a rater is
• A certificate and feedback on your
performance, and your name on Darkstone’s
register of those who have completed the
Thanks to the sponsorship of the Welsh Assembly
Government we are able to offer this course at
discount prices for those working within Welsh
Full course - 3 days at £400 per person (£500
for those in Non-Welsh Institutions)
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Further information and discussion of training
needs can be sought from
PO Box 5207