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Psychopathy and Violence Risk Management: Empirical and Practical Challenges


7th to 8th May 2014
Venue:
Ramada Hotel
Berlin, Germany

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About the conference

We take great pleasure in inviting you to our 2nd annual conference on Psychopathy and Violence Risk Management. This year the conference will be held at the RAMADA Hotel Berlin - Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, on 7-8 May 2014. We are pleased to offer an exciting programme provided by a number of national and international experts. Psychopathy remains one of the most difficult personality disorders to treat and the term is still controversial among clinicians and researchers. This topic however has gained renewed interest, as it has shown to be a very important concept for those working in the field of criminal justice, who have to evaluate, manage and treat offenders. This conference provides a state-of-the art science review of current knowledge on different aspects of psychopathy: causation and manifestations, latest developments in our understanding of the genesis to cross-cultural influences, concept and classification, aetiology, epidemiology, and emerging trend in treatment approaches. This meeting will also explore variants of psychopathy and their implications for risk assessment. For mental health professionals violence risk assessment and management is essential in their clinical practice and needs to be addressed with a clear structured evidences-based approach. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our conference held in the charming city of Berlin. This city has something to offer for everybody, whether you prefer visiting sights rich in history or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in the boulevard of Berlin "Mitte" under the linden-trees.

Abstract Submission

The organizing committee at Medineo is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for a poster presentation at our upcoming conference on Psychopathy and Violence Risk Management: Empirical and Practical Challenges (Posters on previously presented work are welcome). Abstracts will be selected on a "first come first serve" basis. Deadline for abstract submission is the 30th of April 2014.

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English or in German and should not be longer than 300 words. Enter the full name of your abstract exactly as it appears in your abstract document. This will be used for printing in the final programme. Author's, whose abstracts are accepted, must attend the meeting and present in person. Abstracts are to be presented as a poster. The size of the poster should be 90 x 120 cm.

Ideally, each poster will be self-explanatory, but there will be various sessions where presenting authors are expected to be available near their poster to answer questions and engage in discussions. All accepted abstracts will be printed in the meeting abstract book.

This book will be distributed to all participants at the meeting and is included in the registration fee.

To submit your abstracts please click on this link

Topics will include

  • The history and mystery of the concept of psychopathy

  • The Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality — German Translation and validation

  • Psychopathy and risk for offending

  • Treatment; Lessons from the Offender Treatment — what works? —literature

  • Neuroimaging work on children with psychopathic tendencies

  • Psychopathy and cognitive-emotion specificities: the role of different factors

  • The treatment of offenders with high levels of Psychopathy: lessons learned, eight years on

  • Psychopathy in Women

During the Conference, panels will run throughout the day, interspersed with questions & answers sessions and workshops. The meeting represents a valuable opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and consider collaborative projects.

Workshops Topics

  • The CAPP in German (in German language)

  • Development of CAPP

  • Skills for working with psychopathic offenders

  • Interviewing Skills

Chaired by:

Professor David J Cooke PHD FBPsS FRSE
Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

Chair's Welcome and a presentation on The history and mystery of the concept of psychopathy



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Professor David J Cooke PHD FBPsS FRSE

Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University





Speakers & topics:

Professor Denis Köhler
Professor of Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany

The Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality — German Translation and validation


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Professor Denis Köhler

Professor of Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany




PD Dr. Andreas Mokros
Quality and Research Representative, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland

Psychopathy and risk for offending

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PD Dr. Andreas Mokros

Quality and Research Representative, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland




Professor Friedrich Lösel
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK and Institute of Psychology University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Treatment; Lessons from the Offender Treatment — what works? — literature

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Professor Friedrich Lösel

Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK and Institute of Psychology University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany




Dr Stephane De Brito
Independent Research Fellow Birmingham Fellow, School of Psychology, UK

Neuroimaging work on children with psychopathic tendencies

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Dr Stephane De Brito

Independent Research Fellow Birmingham Fellow, School of Psychology, UK




Professor Thierry H Pham
Centre de Recherche en Défense Sociale, and UMons University, Belgium

Psychopathy and cognitive-emotion specificities: the role of different factors


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Professor Thierry H Pham

Centre de Recherche en Défense Sociale, and UMons University, Belgium




Rachel Atkinson
Chartered and Registered Psychologist Chromis/Psychopathy Team, Operational Services and Interventions Group, NOMS

The treatment of offenders with high levels of Psychopathy: lessons learned, eight years on


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Rachel Atkinson

Chartered and Registered Psychologist Chromis/Psychopathy Team, Operational Services and Interventions Group, NOMS




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.

The treatment of offenders with high levels of Psychopathy: lessons learned, eight years on


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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.



Dr. Caroline Logan
Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK

Psychopathy in women


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Dr. Caroline Logan

Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK




Programme -subject to change-


Target Audience:

This conference is of great relevance to Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Clinicians working in correctional facilities, Social Workers, Researchers, Health Care settings, Private Practice and Community-based programs as well as the law and policy and medical and mental health students.



About Ramada Hotel Berlin


The heart of Berlin: We will spoil you with wonderful 4 star luxury and 337 comfortable bedrooms and suites right on Alexanderplatz square. Experience close up one of Berlin's most significant public spaces and discover all of the attractions on foot. The 1600 m2 conference area is the largest on Alexanderplatz. We have a fitness and wellness zone, an attractive restaurant in the hotel including a cozy lounge and a separate smoker's room, as well as the "Destille" hotel bar.


Sponsorship

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Please download the Sponsorship PDF for detailed sponsorship opportunities.

The organiser is more than willing to discuss your ideas and adjust available opportunities for your existing materials, presentations or to convert our space to your idea, as long as this does not detract from the conference.

Fore more information and pricing please download the sponsorship pdf or contact us via email or phone:

Mr. Charlie Ioannou
Telephone: 0207 617 7374
Email: charlie@medineo.org

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