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8. Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R): Post-workshop reliability course.

The Hare Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL-R) is widely accepted as the most reliable and valid method for assessing psychopathy.

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 inform sentencing decisions, treatment suitability and institutional placements.

 The PCL-R Post-Workshop Program, organised by Darkstone Research Group Ltd., is available for those who have completed basic training on the PCL-R (or PCL:SV or PCL-Youth Version).

It allows clinicians and professionals to have confidence in their ability to rate these instruments and a mechanism for them to demonstrate this ability.

 The course uses the materials from Professor Hare’s (the author of the PCL-R) Darkstone Research Group Ltd and is accredited by this group.
The intensive PCL-R Reliability Workshop consists of:
• A brief refresher and update on the PCL-R and related instruments
• Two training cases, with feedback and group discussion
• Six cases on which reliability as a rater is assessed
• A certificate and feedback on your performance, and your name on Darkstone’s register of those who have completed the Post-Workshop programme


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 £400 per person (£500 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