Psychopathy is a dangerous and severe personality disorder that has been closely associated with poor treatment outcome and recidivistic offending. Leading experts in psychopathy research and treatment will discuss the latest developments in our understanding of the genesis of the disorder, current issues in the assessment and complexity of treatment and management of criminal psychopaths. The meeting will act as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences, highlighting effective treatment strategies and programmes and qualitative research.
Each session will allow time for questions and answers to discuss emerging issues.
The conference will highlight the following:
- Epidemiology of psychopathic disorder
- Identifying specific defects and manifestations of psychopathy
- Approaches to the assessment and diagnosis of psychopathy
- Current traditional methods of psychiatric classifications
- Research in genetics and the implications and impact of research findings on treatment
- Identify the core features of psychopathy
- Explain the need for a clinically based comprehensive model of psychopathy
- Discuss clinical interviewing skills required to conduct a competent and useful assessment of psychopathy
- Consider primary treatment programmes available for individuals with psychopathy
Professor David J Cooke PHD FBPsS FRSE
Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology
Glasgow Caledonian University
Opening Address and The development of the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality
Speakers & topics:
Dr Caroline Logan
Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
Forensic clinical interviewing skills: Applications for clients with psychopathic traits
Professor Jeremy Coid MD FRCPsych
Chair of Forensic Psychiatry, Director of Forensic Psychiatry Research Unit
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine (School of Medicine and Dentistry)
The Epidemiology of Psychopathy
Professor Essi Viding PhD
Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
Co-Director of Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit
Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences University College London
Research in Genetics
Ms Jenny Tew
Forensic Psychologist National Offender Management Service in the UK Currently undertaking a PhD in the assessment and treatment of psychopathy with the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham.
Chromis treatment programme
Professor Tony Maden MD FRCPsych
Prof of Forensic Psychiatry
Imperial College London
A Rose by any Other Name: Classification and Psychopathy
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