Pre Conference Workshops
We are delighted to be able to offer three pre-conference workshops which cover a range of topics around psychopathy. These will take place in parallel on Wednesday May 18th 1-3pm PDT (UTC-7):
Therapeutic Approaches with High Psychopathy Sexual and Violent Offending Populations: Evidence, Issues, and Practice Implications with Mark Olver
How to administer the Clinical Assessment of Prosocial Emotions, Version 1.1 (CAPE): Becoming CAPE-able with Paul Frick
Improving treatment outcomes for young children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: An in-depth workshop on the whys and hows of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for CU traits (PCIT-CU) with Eva Kimonis and Georgie Fleming
You need to register for those workshops in the process of registering for the conference.
Workshop Fees (before May 1st 2022!)
- EUR25 for students,
- EUR50 for members,
- EUR75 for non-members
1. Therapeutic Approaches with High Psychopathy Sexual and Violent Offending Populations: Evidence, Issues, and Practice Implications
Mark Olver, PhD, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Despite being a notoriously challenging population to treat, a growing body of research has provided increasing support that individuals with psychopathic traits can make risk-relevant changes from evidence informed programs. This two-hour workshop provides a review and discussion of treatment issues and approaches with psychopathic clientele to promote client retention in treatment and minimize attrition. Practical research findings to illustrate clinical applications will be presented and information and guidelines for working clinically with this challenging population will be provided.
2. How to administer the Clinical Assessment of Prosocial Emotions, Version 1.1 (CAPE): Becoming CAPE-able.
Paul J. Frick, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University
With the recent inclusion of the specifier, “With Limited Prosocial Emotions” for the diagnosis of Conduct Disorder in the DSM-5 and for the diagnoses of Conduct-dissocial and Oppositional Defiant Disorder in the ICD-11, there is a need for the development of methods for assessing the specifier criteria for use in various mental health, educational, and forensic settings. The Clinical Assessment of Prosocial Emotions (CAPE) was developed to be a clinician-rated checklist designed to assess the four key criteria for the specifier. The workshop will provide the necessary didactic instruction for the use of the CAPE, which includes a summary of research on the callous-unemotional traits it is designed to assess and specific instructions on the method of gathering information and scoring of the CAPE. This training will prepare attendees to gain supervised experience on administering the checklist for clinical use.
3. Improving treatment outcomes for young children with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: An in-depth workshop on the whys and hows of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for CU traits (PCIT-CU)
Professor Dr. Eva Kimonis and Dr. Georgie Fleming, University of New South Wales, Australia
Accumulating evidence supports that callous-unemotional (CU) traits moderate treatment outcomes for youth with conduct problems. In particular, older children with clinical problems who receive light-touch interventions are less likely to be rated in the normal range of functioning post-treatment when CU traits are elevated. The field recognises that this moderating effect likely occurs because traditional interventions fail to address the unique emotional, cognitive, and familial risk factors involved in the development and maintenance of CU-type conduct problems. Accordingly, interventions have been adapted to specifically target one or more of these risk factors. We adapted Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children with elevated CU traits with the aim of improving treatment outcomes for this subgroup. PCIT is a gold standard parent management training program for 2- to 7-year-olds that uses in vivo coaching to enhance caregivers’ use of evidence-based parenting strategies. PCIT-CU, as our adaptation is known, differs from standard PCIT in three key ways. First, PCIT-CU directly coaches parents to engage in warm, emotionally responsive parenting, based on evidence that this parenting dimension protects against the development and worsening of both CU traits and conduct problems. Second, PCIT-CU systematically integrates an individualized reward-based system into PCIT’s standard time out sequence, based on evidence that children with CU traits show a punishment insensitive and reward dominant temperamental style. Finally, PCIT-CU delivers comprehensive emotional skill-building instruction in a supplemental module, based on evidence of pervasive, multi-level emotional deficits among children with CU traits. In this workshop, we will present research to support each of the modifications made to the standard PCIT protocol. We will also use video demonstrations, modelling, and role-play exercises to demonstrate core components of the PCIT-CU protocol. Finally, we will present the results of a randomised controlled trial of PCIT-CU in comparison to standard PCIT and identify the important next steps for this program of research.