Psychopathic individuals are significantly overrepresented in correctional settings. They are more likely to engage in violent behavior, break institutional rules, drop out of structured programs, and generally disrupt operations; upon release, they are more likely to recidivate, often violently. Even correctional professionals who understand how this personality disorder manifests are often ill-equipped to identify and provide targeted treatment for these individuals. Recent research indicates that cognitive behavioral interventions focused on behavioral outcomes are effective. Issues that arise in the treatment of this population will be detailed, with focus on treatment approaches designed for correctional settings. The presentation will close with a discussion of novel interventions including preventive approaches and neurointerventions targeting certain brain areas.
3.5 CE credits