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Assessing the Limited Prosocial Emotional Specifier: A Case Study in Evidence-based Assessment & Diagnosis

Webinar Description:

The webinar will use the assessment of limited prosocial emotions as a case example of evidence-based principles for clinical assessments.  Research on the basic characteristics of callous-unemotional traits and research showing their clinical importance, which led to their inclusion as a specifier in the DSM-5 for the diagnosis of Conduct Disorder, will be presented.  The development and use of rating scales and clinician ratings to assess CU traits will be discussed, including how research should inform their use in clinical assessments

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  • Paul J. Frick PhD, Louisiana State University


  • Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, University of Miami

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American Psychological Association Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 53 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For registration questions, contact Sonja Wiggins, MBA, APA Division Services Office, at or 202-336-5590.