About Psychopathy Is

Who we are
WE’RE HELPING LEAD A NEW CONVERSATION AROUND PSYCHOPATHY.
One that dispels myths. Shares solutions. And advocates for the funding needed to find more effective, targeted treatments.

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Our Mission

CHANGE OUR THINKING...

By separating fact from fiction. Teaching people the signs to look for. And ensuring everyone understands that psychopathy IS treatable.
Psychopathy is a spectrum disorder that varies from mild to severe. But it is misunderstood by the general public to be rare and limited to people who are physically violent. We aim to dispel these myths and provide accurate information about psychopathy, including symptoms and early signs.

UNITE OUR VOICES...

against stigma and shame. Tell our stories, so no one feels alone. And call attention to just how common the disorder is.
Psychopathy is a common disorder. In its most severe form it affects 1 in 100 people. But myths and stigmas make it difficult for people affected by psychopathy and their families to find support. We aim to create a forum where people can share their stories and find the information they need.

SHARE OUR RESOURCES... 

so others in our communities have access to the local providers they need.
We seek to provide support to those affected by psychopathy and their families. We have created online psychopathy screening tests backed by science and offer advice for how to interpret test scores. We also aim to crowd-source the first database of local mental health professionals and treatment centers for families affected by psychopathy.

COMBINE OUR EFFORTS... 

to raise awareness and funds that will fuel research and lead to more effective, targeted treatments.
Too few solutions are available for people affected by psychopathy. More research is needed to identify the causes of psychopathy and develop effective treatments. Targeted treatments, particularly in early childhood, have the potential to improve symptoms and quality of life for affected individuals and their families. Very little private or federal research funding is devoted to psychopathy, making the need for private fundraising acute. Donations to Psychopathy Is will directly support basic and clinical research.

Board of Directors

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Abigail Marsh

Board of Directors, Co-Founder
Abigail Marsh is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Georgetown University and director of the Laboratory on Social...
Lisa Michael PsychopathyIs co-founder

Lisa Michael

Board of Directors, Co-Founder
Lisa Michael is a Physics teacher at Summit Denali High School in Sunnyvale, CA and has taught Advanced Placement Physics for...
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Carrie Barron

Board of Directors
Carrie Barron, Director of the Creativity for Resilience at Dell Medical School in Austin, is an Associate Professor of Medical...
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Conrad Seales

Board of Directors
Conrad Seales, CPA of Santa Cruz Pacific Accounting and Tax, has worked in public accounting since 1996. Santa Cruz Pacific is a sophisticated...
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Chris Patrick 

Board of Directors
Christopher J. Patrick, PhD, is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. His scholarly interests include...

Board of Advisors

ARIELLE BASKIN-SOMMERS, PHD

Associate Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

JAMES BLAIR, PhD

Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Research in Children

INTI BRAZIL, PhD

Associate professor, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology

Philip Candilis, MD, DFAPA

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director, Director of Medical Affairs at Saint Elizabeths Hospital

LUNA CENTIFANTI, PhD

Senior Lecturer; Senior Research Tutor DClinPsych

HEDWIG EISENBARTH, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
School of Psychology at the Victoria University of Wellington

PAUL FRICK, PhD

Roy Crumpler Memorial Chair in the Department of Psychology at the Louisiana State University

PATRIC GAGNE, PhD

Writer, researcher, and advocate for individuals struggling with psychopathy, sociopathy, and antisocial personality disorder.

Jen Griffis

Mother, writer, speaker, advocate, and founder of Raising Superkids, LLC

Liane Leedom, MD

Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology Practicum and Internship Coordinator, CMHC Program University of Bridgeport

Danette Marie

Social science researcher & advocate for those with invisible special needs

LILLYTH QUILLAN

Founder of Parents of Children with Conduct Disorder

Ron Schouten, MD, JD, DFAPA

Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship St. Elizabeths Hospital

Enrico Suardi, MD, MSc, MA

Director of Psychiatry Services at Saint Elizabeths Hospital

MARY TURNER THOMSON

Author of two international best-selling memoirs about an experience with a psychopath. Speaker, writing coach & self-publishing consultant.

Jamie Townsend

Practicing Attorney

ESSI VIDING, PhD

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology Research Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL

Our Interns

Valerie Lilley

BS in Social Work from the University of Florida and her MA in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University

Nina Van Santvoort

 MSc student at Edinburgh Napier University

Caroline Barron

 Student at the University of Texas at Austin

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