Date & Time
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
P04 Understanding Psychopathy: From Clinical Lore to Evidence-Based Outcomes*

Psychopathic individuals are overrepresented in corrections at a rate 15 to 25 times higher than the general population and are more likely to engage in disruptive behavior. While clinical lore posits that they  are “untreatable,” potentially successful interventions focus on treating interfering characteristics and behavioral manifestations. The session will include the clinical and behavioral traits of psychopathy, recent advances of the biopsychosocial model for understanding psychopathy, treatment issues, and new novel interventions. 3.5 CE credits

Educational Objectives

  • Explain the interpersonal and behavioral manifestations of psychopathy
  • Examine the biopsychosocial model of psychopathy
  • Review the recent research literature on the biopsychosocial model of understanding psychopathy