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The Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP): Origins, Development, and Clinical Utility

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The focus of this two-day workshop is the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder using the model described as the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) (Cooke et al., 2012). David Cooke, Stephen Hart, Caroline Logan, and Christine Michie have developed this model and overseen research using it for more than 12 years now. The CAPP model underpins a variety of approaches to measuring psychopathy – we will focus on two measures: a semi-structured clinical interview and an informant rating form. We will emphasize the application of the CAPP model and its measurements to understanding and explaining the presentation of those with the condition through formulation. We will describe the formulation process, and illustrate the utility of the CAPP in formulating those with psychopathy.

This two-day workshop will provide information about the CAPP model – its origin and development – and formal training in the clinical use of the CAPP Interview and CAPP Informant Rating Form. This workshop will be most suitable for those who wish to broaden their evaluation of psychopathy beyond what is possible with traditional measures of the construct, and who wish to make the assessment of psychopathy useful to the development of formulations and treatment and risk management plans. This workshop would also be useful for those planning to undertake research into psychopathy. Practitioners and researchers who are already trained in the assessment of psychopathy and who use structured assessments of personality disorder in their work with clients in forensic hospitals or correctional settings will benefit most from the work presented.

Location Edinburgh
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 04 Apr 2019
Venue Address The Principal Charlotte Square, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Amount £650
Organiser Violence Risk Assessment
Speaker Professor David Cooke
Contact No. 01355 244 966
Keywords Psychological, Psychology, Psychopathy, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Regions Scotland