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The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy

A Practitioner's Guide, 2nd Edition

Edited by Carl B. Gacono

© 2016 – Routledge

502 pages | 104 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This newly revised edition to The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopath: A Clinician's Guide brings new chapters on psychopathy in women, brain imaging, assessment and treatment in schools, and more, in addition to the updated original chapters. With its in-depth research on psychopathy, accumulating findings from over the past 40 years and applying them to procedures and methods, it is essential for all of those who face mental health, correctional, or court settings. This edition is an excellent resource for experienced professionals and their trainees, as well as students who need a go-to book between the research and practice on the assessing of psychopathy.

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Up to date, encyclopedic in coverage, informed by top experts in the field, yet easily accessible for the working clinician, Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy is a handbook in the best sense of the word: suitable for multidimensional evaluation, description, and understanding psychopathic children, adolescents, and adults. Chapters on the “lived experience” and criminal lifestyle of psychopathic personalities are unprecedented in the forensic literature. The contributions on “Clinical Issues and Applications” are superb.—Marvin W. Acklin, PhD, ABAP, ABPP, Independent Clinical & Forensic Practice, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Gacono has brought together a stellar group of experts to produce a fresh revision of his classic Clinician’s Guide to assessment of psychopathy. New topics, important updates; it's all here for the practitioner. Clinicians, law enforcement and judicial professionals, and the general public almost always misunderstand these people; this second edition will go a long way toward educating and illuminating our colleagues with the latest on the subject.—William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H., Forensic psychiatrist, Author, The Psychopath: A Comprehensive Study of Antisocial Disorders and Behaviors

Table of Contents

Foreword Hare Preface Gacono I: Conceptual Contributions Chapter 1: Introduction Gacono Chapter 2: Using Bother Variable-Centered and Person-Centered Approaches to Understanding Psychopathic Personality Neumann, Vitacco, and Mokros Chapter 3: Brain Imaging in Psychopathy Lushing, Gaudet, and Kiehl Chapter 4: Experimental Investigations of Information Processing Deficiencies in Psychopaths: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment Vitale, Baskin-Sommers, Wallace, Schimitt, and Newman Chapter 5: Emotional Experiences of Psychopaths Kosson, Vitacco, Swogger, Steuerwald II: Psychopathy Assmentment Chapter 6: Applying the Concept of Psychopathy to Children: Implications for the Assessment of Antisocial Youth Frick, Wall, Barry, and Bodin Chapter 7: Psychopathic Traits in Adolescence: Assessment and Implications Forth, Bergstorm, and Clark Chapter 8: Assessing Psychopathy in Adults: The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and Psychopathy Checklist Screening Version (PCL: SV) Richards, Gacono, Cunliffe, Kivisto, Smith, and Bodholdt Chapter 9: Assessing Psychopathy in Women Cunliffe, Gacono, Smith, Kivisto, Meloy, and Taylor III: Clinical Issues and Applications Chapter 10: Legal and Ethical Issues in the Assessment of Psychopathy Lyon, Ogloff, and Shepherd Chapter 11: Psychopathy and Response Styles Rogers and Robinson Chapter 12: Suggestions for Implementations and Use of the Psychopathy Checklists in Forensic and Clinical Practice Gacono Chapter 13: Understanding and Assessing Psychopathy: Interpersonal Aspects and Clinical Interviewing Kosson, Gacono, Klipfel, and Bodholdt Chapter 14: Assessing Psychopathy: Psychological Testing and Report Writing Meloy and Gacono Chapter 15: The Clinical Use of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist--Revised (PCL-R) in Contemporary Risk Assessment Serin, Brown, and Smeth, Carleton University Chapter 16: Use of the PCL-R and Rorschach in Forensic Treatment Planning Gacono, Jumes, and Gray IV: Special Applications Chapter 17: Psychopathy in Youth: Considerations for the Assessment and Treatment of Youth in Schools Hughes, Tansy, Shaffer, and Gacono Chapter 18: Psychopathic Manipulation at Work Babiak Chapter 19: The Incarcerated Psychopath in Psychiatric Treatment: Management or Treatment? Young, Justice, Gacono, and Kivisto Chapter 20: Treating the Untreatable Psychopath de Ruiter, Chakhssi, and Bernstein Chapter 21: Psychopathy and Sexual Offending Seto, Harris, and Laumiere Chapter 22: Psychopathy and Substance Abuse: A Bad Mix Rutherford, Cacciola, and Alterman Chapter 23: Psychopathy and the Criminial Lifestyle: Similarities and Differences Walters and Di Fazio Epilogue Gacono Appendix A: The Clinical and Forensic Interview Schedule: For the Hare Psychopathy Checklist Youth Version Gacono and Hughes References

About the Editor

Carl B. Gacono, PhD, ABAP, is a licensed psychologist who maintains a clinical and forensic private practice in Austin, Texas. Formerly at the Assessment Center Director at Atascadero State Hospital and later as the Chief Psychologist at the Federal Correctional Institution, Bastrop Texas, he has over 20 years of correctional and institutional experience. He is the co-author of “The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment,” author of “The Clinical and Forensic Interview Schedule for The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Revised and Screening Version,” and has authored or co-authored over 85 scientific articles and book chapters. He is the 1994 recipient of the Samuel J. And Anne G. Beck Award for excellence in early career research and the 2000 Walter G. Klopfer Award. He is a member of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment. A noted artist, Dr. Gacono has exhibited and sold his abstract impressionistic paintings and fauvist portraits and has had several of his paintings displayed on book covers (including this one).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSY042000
PSYCHOLOGY / Assessment, Testing & Measurement