LIVE: What is Psychopathy?

September 16, 2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific

Presented By Christopher J. Patrick, PhD
Christopher J. Patrick, PhD

September 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific

1.5 Hours

This live professional training program on What is Psychopathy is presented by Chris Patrick, PhD in partnership with PsychopathyIs.

Psychopathy is a topic that has long been fascinating to the public, scientists, and clinical practitioners. However, it has also been subject to considerable confusion and scholarly debate over the years.
This presentation will describe alternative conceptions of psychopathy that have been proposed historically and review major instruments currently in use for the assessment of psychopathic features/traits in clinical and non-clinical samples. An integrative theoretical framework, the triarchic model, will be presented as a basis for reconciling differing historic conceptions and assessment approaches.
The program will conclude with a discussion of the utility of the triarchic model for addressing issues such as psychopathy subtypes, successful versus unsuccessful psychopathy, and causal factors contributing to different behavioral expressions of psychopathy.
No psychological test will be administered. The material should be understandable to a professional non-specialist audience

Psychopathy Is, is proud to present three courses by distinguished members of our Board of Directors. You can take these classes as a series or as individual classes. The classes are:

What is Psychopathy on September 16, 2022: given by Professor Christopher Patrick, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Register here

The Development of Conduct Disorder and Aggression on October 26, 2022: given by Professor Abigail Marsh, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Georgetown University and director of the Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience. Register here

The Overlap between Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Psychopathy on November 15, 2022: given by Professor Carrie Barron, Director of the Creativity for Resilience at Dell Medical School in Austin, is an Associate Professor of Medical Education, a board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and a Positive Psychology Coach. Register here

Join us to enrich your practice by learning more about one of the most misunderstood mental health disorders. Everyone knows someone with psychopathy, but few know the truth about it. Join us and help spread the truth.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Christopher J. Patrick, PhD

Christopher J. Patrick, PhD, is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. His scholarly interests include psychopathy, antisocial behavior, substance abuse, personality, fear and fearlessness, psychophysiology, and affective and cognitive neuroscience. He is autho...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the Triarchic model of psychopathy and its three trait concepts: boldness, meanness, and disinhibition

Describe different ways in which psychopathy can present, based on levels of these distinct traits

Describe alternative conceptions of psychopathy that have been proposed historically


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the On-Demand version of the program once available. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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Program Partner


We are proud to partner with PsychopathyIs for this program. PsychopthyIs is an organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by psychopathy. Worldwide, psychopathy affects over 1 in 100 people and is a major source of distress and impairment. But myths, stigmas, and lack of information about psychopathy can make it difficult for people affected by psychopathy and their families to find the support they need. They are dedicated to raising awareness of psychopathy, providing screening tools and other resources for affected individuals and families, and raising funds for research. We also aim to create educational tools for professionals and a national database of treatment providers to help share truths about what psychopathy is and isn't.

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