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7. Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R): Basic course.

The Hare Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R) is widely accepted as the most reliable and valid method for assessing psychopathy and is rapidly being adopted worldwide for basic and applied research, including neuroimaging, and as a key instrument in forensic psychology and psychiatry.

 The PCL-R and the more recent screening version, the PCL:SV, are strong predictors of recidivism, violence and the difficulty in responding to therapeutic intervention.

Both the PCL-R and PCL:SV are routinely used to assess risk in a variety of forensic populations, to aid sentencing decisions, treatment suitability and institutional placements.

 Professionals who work clinically with offenders are invited to attend the 3-day course. Researchers are also welcome to attend.

 The PCL-R Basic course will be co-facilitated by Professor Robert Hare (the author of the PCL-R). The intensive PCL-R Training Workshop will: 

• Provide an overview of theory and research on psychopathy, its measurement and implications.

• Discuss the uses and potential misuses of the PCL-R and provide participants with training and practice in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the PCL-R. 

 Participants who successfully complete the 3-day basic workshop are eligible to register for the PCL-R Post-Workshop Program organised by Darkstone Research Group Ltd.

 A 3-day reliability workshop will follow this basis course – please see related flyer for details. 


Thanks to the sponsorship of the Welsh Assembly Government we are able to offer this course at discount prices for those working within Welsh Institutions

 Full course - 3 days at £500 per person (£600 for those in Non-Welsh Institutions)

 Lunch and refreshments are provided. Further information and discussion of training needs can be sought from

Nicola Gray
PO Box 5207
Cardiff CF5 9BR
phone number  02920 874937