The CAPP has received considerable international interest with translations into Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German, French and Lithuanian, either completed or well underway. Translations into Persian, Hungarian, Japanese, Thai, Russian and Portuguese are just beginning.
If you are interested in translating the CAPP, please contact General enquiries. For questions and advice about the translation process, please contact Helge Andreas Hoff (Helge.Hoff@helse-bergen.no) from the Norwegian CAPP translator group. For questions or information about specific translations, contact the individual translators below.
The CAPP was translated into Norwegian by Helge A. Hoff, Geir Olsen, Torstein Gullbraa and Siri Nome at the Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychiatry, Helse Bergen, in early 2006. It was completed in 2007 and is now under validation.
CAPP: Allsidig kartlegging av psykopatisk personlighet.
CAPP er et nytt verktøy for å kartlegge psykopatiske personlighetstrekk utviklet av internasjonale eksperter på området.
CAPP fokuserer på et bredere spekter av symptomer på psykopati enn tidligere tester eller sjekklister, kan brukes i flere settinger, og er i motsetning til andre lignende sjekklister sensitiv for potensiell endring i psykopatisk personlighetsfungering. Den første versjonen av CAPP – CAPP-IRS - ser særlig på hvordan psykopatiske personlighetstrekk eller symptomer kanskje viser seg i lukkete institusjoner som fengsler og lukkede psykiatriske avdelinger, primært sikkerhetsavdelinger.
CAPP –IRS ble oversatt til norsk av Helge A. Hoff, Geir Olsen, Torstein Gullbraa og Siri Nome i 2007.
Den norske CAPP versjonens psykometriske egenskaper blir nå undersøkt i flere forskningsprosjekter i regi av Kompetansesenteret for sikkerhets-, fengsels-, og rettspsykiatri i Bergen.
Vennligst hver oppmerksom på at CAPP, både som modell og kartleggingsverktøy, fortsatt er under utvikling. CAPP-IRS må derfor kun benyttes i forskningssammenheng, fortrinnsvis i regi av den internasjonale forskergruppen bak CAPP. Kompetansesenteret i Bergen vil kunne være behjelpelig med å etablere slik kontakt, og kan også fungere som koordinator for norske forskningsprosjekter på CAPP.
For further information or for copies of the Norwegian translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Helge Andreas Hoff
Kompetansesenter for sikkerhets-, fengsels-, og rettspsykiatri
Tel: +47 55958312
Helge Andreas Hoff is a Certified Clinical Psychologist and a PhD fellow at the Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychiatry in Bergen. The centre is part of one of Norway's three high secure hospital units.
Denmark (Danish version)
The CAPP was translated into Danish in 2006 by Camilla Kunz and Liselotte Pedersen. The Danish translation is currently under validation and as with the original CAPP version and other translations, the Danish version is for now intended for research purposes only.
For further information or for copies of the Danish translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Camilla Kunz
Anstalten ved Herstedvester
T: +45 26 74 17 95
Camilla works as a clinical psychologist at a maximum secure forensic facility. Her primary responsibility is to conduct assessments of sex offenders.
Dr Liselotte Pedersen
Psychiatric Research Unit
T: +45 23715757
Liselotte Pedersen is an authorised clinical psychologist in Denmark. She obtained her PhD at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She has worked and carried out research in forensic psychiatric settings and primarily published in the areas of violence risk and personality disorders. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark.
Sweden (Swedish version)
The CAPP was translated into Swedish in 2007-2008 by Peter Johansson, licensed psychologist at Fou –verksamheten, anstalten Kumla, and Henrik Andershed at Örebro University, Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences. The Swedish CAPP is now under validation.
CAPP är ett nytt instrument för att diagnostisera psykopatisk personlighetsstörning. CAPP fokuserar på ett bredare spektrum av symtom på psykopatisk personlighetsstörning jämfört med tidigare instrument och avser vidare att vara dynamisk såtillvida att instrumentet är känsligt för förändringar av symtomen över tid. Den första versionen av CAPP: CAPP- IRS (Institutional Rating Scale) är utvecklad för att användas primärt på behandlingsinstitutioner (secure treatment facilities, t.ex.´rättspykiatriska sjukhus, allmänpsykiatriska avdelningar, fängelser) där utpräglade symtom på psykopatisk personlighetsstörning är relativt vanliga.
Den svenska CAPP versionens psykometriska egenskaper kommer efterhand att undersökas inom ramen för att antal forskningsprojekt bland långtidsdömda män och kvinnor i Sverige.
Det är viktigt att i detta sammanhang poängtera att CAPP-IRS ses som ett experimentellt/pilotmässigt instrument som fortfarande är under validering.
For further information or for copies of the Swedish translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Peter Johansson
The Netherlands (Dutch version)
The CAPP was translated into Dutch by Martin Hildebrand, Hanneke Schönberger and Corine de Ruiter. The translation is in the last stages of completion. Both Martin and Corine have extensive experience in research into the psychopathy construct. They have translated the PCL-R and the PCL: Youth Version into Dutch and conducted validation research with these instruments in Dutch forensic services. Hanneke has been involved in research into the validity of several risk assessment tools in adult forensic psychiatric patients in The Netherlands.
Some example publications are:
Hildebrand, M., de Ruiter, C., & de Vogel, V. (2004). Psychopathy and sexual
deviance in treated rapists: Association with sexual and nonsexual recidivism. Sexual
Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 16, 1-24.
Hildebrand, M., de Ruiter, C., & Nijman, H. (2004). PCL-R psychopathy predicts disruptive behavior among male offenders in a Dutch forensic psychiatric hospital. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 13-29.
Hildebrand, M., & de Ruiter, C. (2004). PCL-R psychopathy and its relation to DSM-IV Axis I and Axis II disorders in a sample of male forensic psychiatric patients in the Netherlands. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 27, 233-248.
Das, J., de Ruiter, C., Lodewijks, H., & Doreleijers, T. (2007). Predictive validity of
the Dutch PCL:YV for institutional disruptive behavior: Findings from two samples of
male adolescents in a juvenile justice treatment institution. Behavioral Sciences and
the Law, 25, 739-755.
Das, J., de Ruiter, C., & Doreleijers, T.A.H. (2008). Reliability and validity of the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version in Dutch female adolescents. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31, 219-228. DOI information: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2008.04.005
For further information or for copies of the Dutch translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Martin Hildebrand
Private Forensic Consultant
Prof Corine de Ruiter
Professor of Forensic Psychology
Corine de Ruiter (1960) is a licensed clinical psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist in The Netherlands. She studied at Barton College, Wilson, North Carolina and completed her clinical training at the University of Oregon, Eugene (OR), USA. She obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1989. She has been a scientist-practitioner throughout her career, and published in the areas of personality disorders, violence risk assessment, treatment evaluation and psychological assessment. She is currently Professor of Forensic Psychology at Maastricht University, The Netherlands and senior scientist at the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (Trimbos-institute).
Belgium (French version)
The CAPP was translated into French by Thierry H. Pham and Xavier Saloppé. The translation is completed.
For further information or for copies of the French translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Prof Thierry H. Pham
Professor of Forensic Psychology
University of Mons-Hainaut
Centre of Research in Social Defence
Italy (Italian version)
Translators: Andrea Fossati
Contact: Dr Andrea Fossati
Spain (Spanish version)
The CAPP was translated into Spanish by Nello Forti and Raul Vazquez-Noguerol. The translation is completed.
For further information or for copies of the Spanish translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Nello Forti
Germany (German version)
The CAPP was translated into German in 2008 by Denis Köhler and Hanna Heinzen. The German version of the CAPP is currently being validated and available for research purposes only.
For further information or for copies of the German translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Denis Köhler
FH-Düsseldorf/ University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
FB Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften (06)
Merowingerplatz 1/ Raum 053
Dr. Hanna Heinzen
Zentrum fur Integrative Psychiatrie Kiel
24105 Kiel, Germany
T: +49 99003729
Denis Köhler is a Professor of Psychology and has worked as a forensic psychologist in a juvenile prison and a clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry in Germany for several years. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and supervisor. Denis Köhler has published several international papers and books (in German) on personality, psychopathy, severe violent crimes and mental disorders.
Hanna Heinzen is a forensic psychologist working with incarcerated and non-incarcerated violent offenders at the ‘Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie Kiel’.
Hungary (Hungarian version)
The CAPP was translated into Hungarian by Janos Boros and Zsuzsa Kovács at Institut of Psycholgy of Peter Pazmany Chatolic University. The translation was completed in August 2008.
Capp: A pszichopátiás személyiség összehasonlító felmérése
Ez a félig strukturált interjú a pszichopátiás személyiségzavar tüneteinek felmérésére szolgál, férfiak esetében alkalmazható, intézeti körülmények között (pl. igazságügyi pszichiátriai intézetek, börtönök). Az interjú további változatai még kidolgozás alatt állnak, pl. nok számára intézeti körülmények között, férfiak és nok számára intézményi kereteken kívül.
Az interjú által gyujtött információk kiegészülnek más forrásból származó információkkal, melyek által értékelni lehet a vonásokat leíró mellékneveket egy 4 fokú skálán (0-tól 3-ig). Az interjú mentén haladva az értékelo a Tünetértékelo Lapon pontozza a tüneteket, mindaz alapján, ahogyan a vonásokat leíró mellékneveket pontozta a tünetek kapcsán. Külön pontozza mind a vonásleíró mellékneveket, mind a tüneteket a személyzet valamely tagja – a Személyzeti Értékelo Lap segítségével –, aki jobban megismerte a klienst az elmúlt négy hónapban.
Megítélésünk szerint ez a módszer jelen pillanatban az egyik legalaposabb, legrészletesebb és legjobb eszköz a pszichopátiás személyiség felmérésére.
For further information or copies of the Hungarian translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr. Janos Boros pszichológus
Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem
2087 Piliscsaba-Klotildliget, Egyetem u. 1
T: +36 1242 6206 or +36 26 375375
Lithuania (Lithuanian version)
The CAPP was translated into Lithuanian by Rita Zukauskiene. The translation is in the last stages of completion.
Rita Zukauskiene has extensive experience in research into the psychopathy construct. She acted as editor of the PCL-R translation into Lithuanian and took part in validation research of the PCL:SV with Lithuanian samples of offenders. Rita Zukauskiene is involved in research into the validity of several risk assessment tools in adult forensic services in Lithuania, including SARA, B-Safer, and OASys.
For further information or for copies of the Lithuanian translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Rita Zukauskiene
Department of Psychology
Mykolas Romeris University
Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius
Iran (Persian version)
The CAPP is being translated into Persian by Seyed Vahid Shariat, Farhad Farid Hosseini and Elham Eshtad. The translation of the CAPP into Persian is currently in progress.
Seyed Vahid Shariat is an assistant professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, and Mental Health Research Center of the Iran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran Psychiatric Institute is now the largest and best known educational center in the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology in Iran. Farhad Farid Hosseini is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and Elham Eshtad is a student of clinical psychology.
For further information or for copies of the Persian translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Seyed Vahid Shariat
Portugal (Portuguese version)
Translators: Rui Abrunhosa and Maria Francisca Rebocho
Contact: Dr Rui Abrunhosa
Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves
Escola de Psicologia
Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar
Phone: +351 253 604267
Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves graduated in Psychology from the University of Porto, Portugal, where he also obtained his Master of Arts degree in Psychology of Deviant Behaviour. In 1997, he completed his PhD in Psychology of Justice at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, on psychopathy and adjustment to prison, while performing the validation of the PCL-R for the Portuguese population. He is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Psychology of the University of Minho. He has presented and published, nationally and internationally, on the topics of correctional psychology, psychopathy, domestic violence, sexual offenders, risk assessment, and other aspects of violent behaviour and prison violence. His current research interests include psychopathy assessment, offender treatment, criminal behaviour and prison violence.
Maria Francisca Rebocho
University Fernando Pessoa
Praça 9 de Abril, 349
Phone: +351 22 5071300-2306
Maria Francisca Rebocho graduated in Psychology from the Superior Institute of Maia (ISMAI), Maia, Portugal, and was trained in forensic medicine in Porto, Portugal. In 2006, she received a Master of Arts degree in Forensic Sciences from the University of Porto Medical School. In 2009, she completed her PhD at the Institute of Education and Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, on the hunting behaviour of rapists and child molesters. She is presently an Assistant Professor at the University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal. She has presented and published, nationally and internationally, on the topics of sexual violence, sexual offenders, psychopathy, sexual violence risk assessment, offender profiling, geographic profiling, and other aspects of violent and sexual crime. Her current research interests include sexual offences and offenders, offender profiling, geographic profiling, environmental and situational approaches to crime, offending and hunting processes, and decision-making.
Pedro R. Almeida
Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences
University of Porto
Rua Dr. Manuel Pereira da Silva
Phone: +351 226079700 (ext. 301)
Pedro R. Almeida graduated in Psychology in 2006 and is currently a member and
graduate student at the Neuropsychophysiology Laboratory at the University of
Porto, Portugal. His current research interests and PhD work include the use of
central nervous system psychophysiological measures for the development of
neurocognitive models of psychopathy.
Japan (Japanese version)
Translators: Kazuo Yoshikawa
Contact: Dr Kazuo Yoshikawa
Russia (Russian version)
Translators: Elena Dozortseva
Contact: Prof Elena Dozortseva
Thailand (Thai version)
The CAPP was translated into Thai in 2009 by Dr Watcharaphol Kamnerdsiri. The Thai version of the CAPP is currently being updated and will be available for research purposes only.
For further information or for copies of the Thai translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Watcharaphol Kamnerdsiri, MD, Dip Mil Med, MSc, PhDc
Institute of Sexology, First Faculty of Medicine,
Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague
Apolinarska 4, 128 08 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Dr Kamnerdsiri was born and educated in Thailand. He moved to Greece for his medical studies on a scholarship from the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense. After earning his medical degree and a diploma in military medicine, he pursued training in general and forensic psychiatry in France. He then moved to England, where he received a postgraduate degree with merit in war psychiatry at King's College London. He is presently a PhD candidate in the field of Medical Psychology and Psychopathology at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. He speaks fluent English, French, Greek, and Thai, as well as conversational Czech and Laotian.
Some positions that he has held and projects that he has been a part of include the following: Senior medical adviser for an international research team on sexual tourism in Thailand; Translator of the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP), Thai edition; interventions at conferences around the world, presenting on military sexual trauma (MST) and the criminal consequences of extreme sexual practices; and author of a book published in Thailand on psycho-social aspects of engagement in the French Foreign Legion.
He has also participated in several media events, such as a program on AIDS prevention on Greek National Television and a series of short programs on human sexuality and a long interview on a prime-time talk show on Thai National Television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3-b0UK_vEg&feature=youtu.be). He wrote a post-conference report on the 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference (http://www.mci-forum.com/category/new_developments/317-conference_report_apmmc_xxii_in_bangkok_thailand.html) which has been published in the second quarter issue of the 2012 Medical Corps International (MCI) Forum.
Latvia (Latvian version)
The CAPP is being translated into Latvian by Aigars Krjanins.
Aigars Krjanins (University of Latvia) has, together with Evija Strika
(University of Latvia), also translated the PCL:SV. Aigars Krjanins is currently
conducting research with the PCL:SV for a Master's dissertation.
For further information or for copies of the Latvian translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Ethiopia (Amharic version)
Translators: Demelash Kassaye and colleagues, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Alana Cook, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
For further information on the Amharic translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Finland (Finnish version)
The CAPP will be translated into Finnish in 2012 by Eila Repo-Tiihonen and Matti Vanhanen.
For further information on the Finnish translation of the CAPP, please contact:
Dr Eila-Repo Tiihonen
T: +358 17 203 204
Gsm +358 447 203 204
Fax: +358 17 203 494
Eila Repo-Tiihonen, MD, PhD, is Specialist in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. She is currently a Medical Director at Niuvanniemi Hospital, which is one of two state mental hospitals in Finland (for further details see http://www.niuva.fi/english/index_en.htm). She is also Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Eastern Finland, and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, University of Helsinki.
Matti Vanhanen, PhD, works as a neuropsychologist at Niuvanniemi Hospital. He completed his PhD studies in 1998 on glucose-intolerance and cognitive functions in dementia. He has since been working in the Department of Neurology, and since 2004 as a clinical neuropsychologist with schizophrenic patients at Niuvanniemi Hospital.