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NOTE: The Post-Workshop Training Program has been discontinued, effective July 15, 2012. Although we set no time limit to submit the case-study ratings, for those who already have their Post-Workshop Training Materials we urge them to do so within the next six months. Discussions are underway to develop a new collaborative online PCL-R Training Program that will include a wide variety of case studies from diverse offender and patient groups.
For details about the discontinued Post-Workshop Training Program, please see below.
Participants of recently completed authorized PCL-R Training Workshops (Part 1) will have the opportunity to register in the PCL-R Post-Workshop Training Program. In this correspondence course, participants will score 8 standardized videotaped cases, each of which consists of a transcript of a PCL-R interview, a 20-minute videotape segment, and a synopsis of case-history information. Feedback concerning each PCL-R and PCL:SV item, Factor and Total scores is then provided. Inter-rater reliability is determined by comparing the participant's scores with criterion ratings. Those who complete the requirements of the Program will receive a certificate of completion, issued by Darkstone Research Group and signed by Dr. Robert D. Hare.
The certificate is an indication that a participant has scored a set of standardized training videotapes and received feedback on their performance. It does not address their clinical and interviewing skills or their competence in administering and scoring the PCL-R or PCL:SV with patients, offenders, or clients. To evaluate and improve their skills and competence we recommend that users follow the suggestions contained in the PCL-R and PCL:SV Manuals. That is, they should complete jointly (with colleagues) at least five practice assessments of patients, offenders or clients to ensure that there is good interrater agreement on the item and total scores. They should also keep abreast of the current clinical and research literature on psychopathy, its assessment, and implications for the mental health and criminal justice systems. Professional and legal qualifications to make clinical or forensic assessments with the PCL-R or PCL:SV are determined by the regulations and requirements that apply in a given jurisdiction.
Those who are interested in on-site Reliability Workshops may contact Dr. Bob Snowden for possible upcoming locations and dates.
Please view the statement by Dr. Hare regarding the Qualifications for the Forensic Use of the Hare PCL-R.