Purpose: Help identify potential patterns of cheating, fighting, bullying, and other antisocial acts in youths
Age: 12-18 years
Time: Structured Interview: 90 - 120 minutes; Collateral Review: 60 minutes
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (HARE PCL:YV) helps identify potential patterns of cheating, fighting, bullying, and other antisocial acts in youths. Early identification of these traits is critical, not only for the near future of these individuals, but for their development into adulthood.
The PCL:YV can be used to help understand the factors that contribute to the development of adult antisocial behaviour and psychopathy. The PCL:YV assessment measures interpersonal, affective, and behavioural features related to a widely understood, traditional concept of psychopathy.
Adapted from the Hare Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (HARE PCL–R), the PCL:YV uses an expert-rater format that emphasises the need for multi-domain and multi-source information.
It uses a structured interview and collateral information to assess psychopathic traits in youth. The Interview Guide outlines questions for the structured interview. The clinician rates items on a scale of 0 to 2 (Yes, No, and Maybe) indicating whether or not the statement is true of the individual. Ratings should be made while reviewing the criteria provided in the PCL:YV Rating Booklet or the PCL:YV Technical Manual.
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