Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Residents’ Invitation Award: Overview of Psychopathy
 Date: 5/8/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium

Speaker: Robert Hare, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia

Description: *Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D. is a researcher renowned in the field of criminal psychology. He is professor emeritus of the University of British Columbia where his studies centered on psychopathology and psychophysiology. He developed the Psychopathy Checklist (PCL) and Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R), used to diagnose cases of psychopathy and also useful in predicting the likelihood of violent behavior. He advises the FBI's Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resources Center (CASMIRC) and consults for various British and North American prison services. He has received numerous awards including The Canadian Psychological Association, 2000 “Distinguished Scientist Award for Applications of Psychology, Issac Ray Award, the American Psychiatric Association/American Academy of Psychiatry and Law 2001 award for “Outstanding Contributions to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatric Jurisprudence,” the Canadian Mental Health Association Research Prize, the Izaac Walton Killam Research Prize, and the Canadian Psychological Association, 2009 award for “Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.” He has authored more than a dozen books and manuals and close to 200 journal articles.

Dr. Hare has spent over 35 years researching psychopathy and is the developer of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), and a co-author of its derivatives, the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV), the P-Scan, the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV), and the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD). He is also a co-author of the Guidelines for a Psychopathy Treatment Program. The PCL-R and PCL:SV are strong predictors of recidivism, violence and response to therapeutic intervention. They play an important role in most recent risk-for-violence instruments. The PCL-R was reviewed in Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook (1995), as being the "state of the art" both clinically and in research use. In 2005, the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook review listed the PCL-R as "a reliable and effective instrument for the measurement of psychopathy" and is considered the 'gold standard' for measurement of psychopathy.

Residents’ Invitation Award The Residents’ Invitation Grand Rounds is an annual award given to a speaker specifically selected by our psychiatry residents and invited from an outside institution to give grand rounds at Columbia. This year the Columbia residents have selected Dr. Robert Hare.