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'Understanding Psychopathy: What it is, what it's not, and how to work with it'.

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Dr Kirin Hilliar, BPsych (Hons) MPsych(Forensic), PhD ,MAPS
Description Description: 'Psychopathy' is a concept that has accumulated a large number of myths and misconceptions about just what it is and what it means regarding responsivity to intervention. This presentation aims to give attendees a better idea of psychopathy, its common traits, its biological and psychosocial underpinnings, and how it is different from other mental disorders and personality disorders. Attendees will be given an opportunity to identify psychopathic traits in a film case study, and discuss tips on how to effectively work with clients (or colleagues!) who show psychopathic traits. Finally, it will be emphasised that psychopathy is a multifaceted concept, where each characteristic lies on a continuum and can in some circumstances be quite adaptive. Thus it is not important to try and determine whether someone is a 'psychopath' or not, but rather to understand their unique constellation of traits and clarify how best to work with them. Dr Kirin Hilliar, BPsych (Hons) MPsych(Forensic), PhD ,MAPS
About the presenter(s) About the Presenter: Kirin completed a Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours and the University Medal for Psychology) at the University of NSW, followed by a combined PhD/Master of Psychology (Forensic) degree, again at UNSW. She has had experience working with offenders and forensic patients, and has completed a number of training courses on identifying and assessing psychopathic traits.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Moore Park Golf Club corner Cleveland Street & Anzac Parade
corner Cleveland Street & Anzac Parade, Moore Park Sydney

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 16 Nov 2012
Time 7am till 8.45
Cost APS Members $33; APS Student $22 Non-APS $45 (Full breakfast included)
Notes Full breakfast included. Special presentation for Psychology Week
Organiser Sydney Branch
Contact Name janet alexander
Telephone 0432320324
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