This semi-structured interview format offers a time-efficient method for gathering and recording information and scoring the PCL-R and PCL:SV.
Developed through use in over 400 PCL-R and PCL:SV evaluations in a major forensic psychiatric hospital, and initially published in Gacono (Ed.), A Clinical and Forensic Interview Schedule for the Hare Psychopathology Checklist (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000), the CFIS has been utilized in over a dozen clinical and forensic settings, with good inter-rater agreement and sound validity.
"An efficient and effective data-organizer that boosts the power of the PCL-R." - J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., ABPP, Former president, American Academy of Forensic Psychology
"…user-friendly…organized in a sensible fashion that translates directly to the PCL items. This makes it very useful in various ways. When reviewing cases with a [trainee], it is quite easy to 'check' their scoring…when testifying in court, the rationale behind assigning a particular score to a given item is readily apparent…one does not have to search back through the record to remind oneself of the thinking behind a score." - B. Thomas Gray, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, Competency Unit, North Texas State Hospital
"…highly focused…obtains the required information far more quickly…exceptually user-friendly and actually accelerates…mastery of the PCL-R…I strongly recommend this instrument…" - F. Barton Evans, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, George Washington Unive