Introduction to the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP)

Introduction to the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP)


2 Hours | 2 CEs (CEUs)

Program Description

This webinar on Introduction to the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) is presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom.

This webinar describes how to use the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) in forensic and correctional settings. The full procedure, including the clinical interview, informant reports, and institutional rating form will be reviewed. A novel self-report version for screening purposes will also be discussed. Research supporting the CAPP for psychopathy assessment will be described and discussed. Specific practical applications and interpretative recommendations will be substantially covered as well. Finally, case illustrations based on individuals evaluated in forensic practice are discussed.

Intended Audience

This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding of the CAPP including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical model underlying the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality
  • Describe the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality approach to psychopathy assessment
  • Describe the research supporting the CAPP in psychopathy assessment
  • Describe how to use the CAPP in context of other information in the assessment of psychopathy

About Dr. Martin Sellbom

Dr. Martin Sellbom is an Associate 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), and completed a two-year post-doctoral residency at Kent State University and Psycho-Diagnostic Clinic in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Sellbom’s research focuses on psychopathy and other personality disorders (with a current focus on DSM-5 developments), the broader integration of personality and psychopathology, and personality assessment with the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF (especially in forensic settings). His work has been featured in over 140 peer-reviewed publications and he has 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 serves as an Associate Editor for the journals Psychological Assessment, Journal of Personality Disorders, and International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. For his clinical practice, he specializes in court-ordered forensic psychological evaluations and pre-employment evaluations for public safety positions.

Webinar Outline

  • Clinical Interview
  • Informant Reports
  • Institutional Rating

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CEs you are required to complete all course materials, quizzes, and the evaluation. No partial credit is available. A score of 70% is required to proceed; you will be able to re-take any quiz on which you score less than 70%. Participants will earn [#] CE hour(s) upon completion of these requirements. The CE certificate will become available for download upon completion of the webinar evaluation.

Board Approvals: APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

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