Guidelines for a Psychopathy Treatment Program

Stephen Wong, Ph.D.
Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.

About the Authors

Stephen C. P. Wong, Ph.D. 
Dr. Stephen Wong is the Director of Research at the Regional Psychiatric Centre, a maximum-security forensic mental health facility in the Correctional Service of Canada. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. For over 20 years, he has conducted research and provided clinical services in the assessment and treatment of violent offenders and psychopaths.

Dr. Wong consults with criminal justice organizations in many countries. He is a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Dangerous and Serious Personality Disorder Program the purpose of this program is to advise fellow practitioners on the development and evaluation of different treatment approaches for individuals suffering from personality disorders. He was a member of the Advisory Panel established by Her Majesty's Prison Service to develop new treatment programs for psychopathic offenders. Dr. Wong has also helped a number of secured hospitals and prisons in England to implement the Violence Reduction Program. He has consulted with, or provided training for, correctional services in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Scotland, and the U.S.

Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He is the recipient of The Correctional Exemplary Service Medal, The Golden Jubilee Medal, and the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition for excellence in professional practice.

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D. 
Dr. Robert Hare is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Columbia, where he has taught and conducted research for some 35 years. He is also the President of Darkstone Group Ltd., a forensic research and consulting firm. Dr. Hare has devoted most of his academic career to the investigation of psychopathy and its nature, assessment, and implications for mental health and criminal justice. He is the author of several books and many scientific articles on psychopathy, and is the author of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised: 2nd Edition and co-author of its derivatives, the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version, the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version, the Psychopathy-Scan, and the Antisocial Process Screening Device

Dr. Hare consults with law enforcement, including the FBI and the RCMP, and recently was appointed to the Advisory Board of the new FBI Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resources Center. He also was a member of the Advisory Panel established by Her Majesty's Prison Service to develop new programs for the treatment of psychopathic offenders. His current research on psychopathy includes assessment issues, development factors, neurobiological correlates, and risk for recidivism and violence.

Dr. Hare lectures widely on the topic of psychopathy and on the PCL-R 2nd Edition in the mental health and criminal justice systems. Among his recent awards are the Silver Medal of the Queen Sophia Center in Spain; the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Applications of Psychology; the Isaac Ray Award presented by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law for Outstanding Contributions to Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatric Jurisprudence; and the B. Jaye Anno Award from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care for excellence in communication. He recently was made an Affiliate Member of the International Criminal Investigation Analysis Fellowship.
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Stephen Wong, Ph.D., & Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.


PCL–R 2nd Ed.