(CBCL, TRF, YSR, SCICA,
Adults (OABCL, OASR)
(Ages 18-59) Assessments
on 15 years of research, the Adult Self-Report (ASR) and
Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL) incorporate many items of
the 1997 editions of the Young Adult Forms (YASR & YABCL),
plus new items and new national norms that span ages 18-59.
profiles for scoring the ASR and ABCL include normed scales
for adaptive functioning, empirically based syndromes, substance
use, Internalizing, Externalizing, and Total Problems. In
addition, the ABCL profiles feature DSM-oriented scales
consisting of items that experts from 10 cultures identified
as being very consistent with DSM-5 categories. The profiles
also include a Critical Items scale consisting of items
of particular concern to clinicians. The profiles display
scale scores in relation to norms for each gender at ages
18-35 and 36-59, based on national probability samples.
complete the ASR to report their own adaptive functioning,
problems, and substance use. People who know the adult complete
the parallel ABCL.
are valuable for assessing adults in mental health, family
therapy, forensic, counseling, medical, substance abuse, and
and ABCL are especially valuable for assessing parents of
children seen for mental health and family therapy services.
By having parents complete ASRs to describe themselves and
ABCLs to describe their partner, you obtain profiles that
highlight crucial agreements and disagreements between parents
self-descriptions and other peoples descriptions of
their functioning. You can also compare parents ASR
and ABCL profiles with their childrens ASEBA profiles.
(ASR/18-59 &ABCL/18-59) Scales
Friends; Spouse/Partner; Family; Job; Education
Scales: Anxious/Depressed; Withdrawn; Somatic Complaints;
Thought Problems; Attention Problems; Aggressive Behavior;
Rule-breaking Behavior, and Intrusive
Scales: Depressive Problems; Anxiety Problems; Somatic
Problems; Avoidant Personality Problems; Attention Deficit/
Hyperactivity Problems (Inattention and Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
subscales); and Antisocial Personality Problems
Use Scales: Tobacco; Alcohol; Drugs