CEJFE (Centre of legal studies and specialised training), in Barcelona, organises a conference with the speaker David Kosson, a student of Robert Hare, and expert on the PCLR instrument for rehabilitation professionals, on June 12, from 9 to 10.30 a.m.
The conference will be on PCLR, applications and limitations in the penal context, which will be held in a hybrid way (CEJFE + Zoom)
Professionals from all work fields that may be directly or indirectly related to clinical or forensic evaluation of and research on psychopathy, as well as training personnel within these fields.
The workshop will focus on the diagnostic “gold standard” evaluation tool for psychopathy: PCL-R.
The main aim is to learn the use of the PCL-R instrument. The specific objectives are to learn to administer, score and interpret PCL-R for the assessment of psychopathy. Participants will also learn current research addressing cognitive and emotional functioning and underlying neurobiological mechanisms in psychopathic individuals, as well as addressing the implications of psychopathy for criminal and mental health systems.
Dr. Kosson is a Professor of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. His research focuses on the cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and developmental mechanisms underlying psychopathy and other personality disorders. Disciple of R. D. Hare. He has authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version. He also developed the Interpersonal Measure of Psychopathy along with interpersonal measures of schizoidia, schizotypy, borderline personality disorder, and narcissism. His research on the mechanisms underlying psychopathy has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He worked with Dr. Joseph Newman to conduct some of the early studies that established the value of the response modulation hypothesis. He also developed the left hemisphere activation hypothesis of psychopathy and, more recently, the affect regulation theory of psychopathy. He has trained researchers in several countries to assess psychopathy and has studied the validity of psychopathy in different cultures. He served as the President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy from 2011 to 2013.
He founded the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy Foundation in 2006 to increase awareness about the impact of people with psychopathic traits on family members, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners and to provide help to people who have suffered through traumatic relationships with psychopathic individuals. He has served as the President of the Aftermath Foundation since 2006 and has presented workshops to psychotherapists, family court judges, attorneys, and social workers, and to court-appointed special advocates.