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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 therapeutic intervention.

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 group.
The intensive PCL-R Reliability Workshop consists of:
• A brief refresher and update on the PCL-R and related instruments
• Two training cases, with feedback and group discussion
• Six cases on which reliability as a rater is assessed
• A certificate and feedback on your performance, and your name on Darkstone’s register of those who have completed the Post-Workshop programme


Thanks to the sponsorship of the Welsh Assembly Government we are able to offer this course at discount prices for those working within Welsh Institutions

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

Hannah Moakes
PO Box 5207
Cardiff CF5 9BR
phone number  029 20556300, ext 2130 
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