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Robert Hare's Web Site devoted to the study of Psychopathy


The Hare PCL-R Training Program

Darkstone Research Group is responsible for the development and presentation of the Hare PCL-R Training Program. This Program, which provides training on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and the Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV), currently consists of attendance at an authorized Advanced Training Workshop (see list below of upcoming workshops). Note that Part 2 of our Training Program was discontinued, effective July 15, 2012. See Part 2 for more information.


Attendance at most PCL-R / PCL:YV Workshops is restricted to members or staff of the organizations that commission them. However, several workshops are open to all qualified clinicians and researchers. At present, these include the following:

  1. February 7 - 8, 2015: Vancouver, BC: Psychopathy Checklist-Revised Workshop **Postponed**
  2. May 5-6, 2015: Austin, TX: Psychopathy Checklist-Revised Workshop
  3. June 22-23, 2015: St. Philip, Barbados: Psychopathy Checklist-Revised Workshop

* This list includes all Darkstone Accredited Psychopathy workshops for North America, Europe and all other sites.

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  • February 7-8, 2015: Vancouver, BC **POSTPONED** top

    Due to unforeseeable circumstances, this PCL-R Workshop has been postponed. Details will be placed online once a new date has been set.

  • May 5-6, 2015: Austin, TX top

    This two-day workshop will be presented by Dr. Robert Hare and Dr. Matt Logan and will focus on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), which is widely accepted as the most reliable and valid method for assessing psychopathy. The workshop is primarily for mental health personnel qualified to conduct psychological assessments, and will precede a two-day conference entitled: "Without Conscience: Psychopathy and its Implications for Criminal Justice & Mental Health" (with Drs Hare, Logan, Mary Ellen O'Toole, Michael Woodworth and Stephen Porter). Registration for the Conference is separate from the Workshop.

      Hyatt Regency
      Austin, TX

    Registration is NOW OPEN and will close April 10, 2015
    Registration Fee for PCL-R Workshop:
    • Early Registration Fee until March 9, 2015: $525.00 US
    • Registration Fee March 9, 2015 April 10, 2015: $600.00 US
    • Group Discount per person (3 or more attendees from same agency): $500.00 US
    • Pre-Conference PCL-R Workshop + Conference: $800.00 US

    Visit the Workshop Web Site for more information, or go directly to the Registration Site.

    Darkstone is not responsible for organization/registration of this conference. Please visit the web site above

  • June 22-23, 2015: St. Philip, Barbados top

    This two-day PCL-R Workshop will be presented by Drs. Robert Hare and Matt Logan and will precede a two-day conference entitled: "Criminal Mind" (with Drs. Hare, Logan, and Mary Ellen O'Toole). This PCL-R workshop is intended primarily for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health personnel who have the professional qualifications to conduct psychological assessments. It also is open to researchers and their graduate students, administrators, and personnel in the mental health and criminal justice systems (e.g., social workers, counsellors, lawyers, probation officers, and law enforcement investigators) whose work requires, or would benefit from, knowledge about psychopathy, its measurement, and implications. The workshop will be co-sponsored by Darkstone Research Group, HALO Forensic Behavioural Specialists and Multi-Health Systems. Twelve CE Credits will be provided through Multi-Health Systems. Multi-Health Systems (MHS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

      The Crane Resort
      St. Philip, Barbados

    Registration Fees for Workshop only: (includes morning coffee/tea break for each day of the workshop):
    • Early Rate (prior to Jan. 30, 2015):
      • Canadians: $595 CDN (includes GST)
      • All Others: $500 US
    • Regular Rate (Jan. 30, 2015 and after):
      • Canadians: $714 CDN (includes GST)
      • All Others: $600 US

    • Student Rate (Full-time Ph.D./Psy.D. only):
      • Canadians: $357 CDN (includes GST)
      • All Others: $300 US

      Space is strictly limited to 50 participants for the PCL-R Workshop, with FIVE (5) spots available for students

    Registration Fees for PCL-R Workshop + "Criminal Mind" Conference:
    • Early Rate (prior to Jan.30, 2015):
      • Canadians: $1090 CDN (includes GST)
      • All Others: $900 US
    • Regular Rate (Jan. 30, 2015 and after):
      • Canadians: $1328 CDN (includes GST)
      • All Others: $1100 US

    • Student Rate (Full-time Ph.D./Psy.D. only):
      • Canadians: $714 CDN (includes GST)
      • All Others: $600 US

    Details and Registration:
    Please download the Brochure for more information about this workshop and the Criminal Mind Conference.

    To register, please send an email to contact@hare.org and include your degree(s) and occupation to confirm eligibility to attend. A registration form and payment information will be emailed back to you. Registration will not be confirmed until after we receive your completed form and payment.


Darkstone Research Group is often commissioned to present workshops to agencies who wish the workshop to remain closed to outside participants. From time to time, we will post some of these upcoming closed workshops, for interest sake. NOTE: These workshops are not open to the public and outside participants will not be accepted.

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