This self-paced training on Assessment of Psychopathy via the CAPP and Clinical Assessment Instruments is presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom.
This course discusses relatively 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). Furthermore, many forensic and correctional psychologists do not have the time and resources to add psychopathy-specific measures to their test armamentarium. Theoretical perspectives of psychopathy are reviewed and various methods for assessing psychopathy from these perspectives are 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 are reviewed.
This course also covers 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) are 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 is spent discussing research supporting their use for psychopathy assessment, but specific practical applications and interpretative recommendations are also covered. Finally, case illustrations based on individuals evaluated in forensic and clinical practice are presented.
This course 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.
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.
This course will focus on:
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 Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course materials, quizzes, and evaluation. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 10 CE hours for completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing the evaluation.
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