Course Details

Course TitleWithout Conscience: Psychopathy and its Implications for Criminal Justice and Mental Health
Date 5/13/2014
ProviderTexas A&M
Phone(979) 845-3711
Email 
Website http://hr-conference.tamu.edu/registration/
LocationAustin
Credit Hours13
Instructor(s)Drs. Robert Hare, Matt Logan, and Mary Ellen O'Toole
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus No syllabus uploaded for this course.


Course Description

Psychopathy is a clinical construct defined by a cluster of personality traits and behaviors. Not surprisingly, psychopathy plays an important role in all aspects of criminal justice and mental health systems. Psychopathic individuals pose a serious challenge for those on the front-line of law-enforcement and mental health. The consequences of these encounters are always uncertain and sometimes quite dangerous. Join presenters Dr. Hare, Dr. Logan, and Dr. O'Toole to discuss psychopathy and learn practical applications of theory including what makes psychopaths tick, and how to interview and assess psychopathy


Course Objectives

Participants attending this conference will be able to: Objective #1: Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioral and demographic factors which may indicate an individual's propensity for violent behavior Objective #2: Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioral and demographic factors which may indicate an individual's propensity for sexually deviant behavior Objective #3: Explain how psychological disorders influence sexual deviance and violent behavior Objective #4: Discuss the construct of psychopathy and apply the knowledge of psychopathy to investigative techniques Objective #5: Explain sexual deviance and analyze how deviant fantasy can result in offending Objective #6: Apply the knowledge of the criminal mind and the construct of psychopathy to the interview process and be able to extract information for resistant offenders