(CBCL, TRF, YSR, SCICA,
Adults (OABCL, OASR)
(Ages 18-59) Assessments
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, Personal Strengths, 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
many 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
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, Personal Strengths
Scales: Anxious/Depressed; Withdrawn; Somatic Complaints;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