read the qualifications for use carefully. If you meet the
qualifications, proceed to the User Qualifications Form
from one of the links below.
Our parent, teacher, caregiver, and self-report forms are self-explanatory.
No special qualifications are needed for administering these forms,
beyond the tact and sensitivity that are necessary in all dealings
with parents, teachers, caregivers, youths, and others. These
forms require no more than 5th grade reading skills. They can
also be administered orally to respondents whose reading skills
are poor. When a respondent is asked to complete an ASEBA form,
it is helpful to explain that the aim is to obtain a picture of
an individuals behavior as that respondent sees it. Any
limits on confidentiality and the intended use of the data should
also be explained to the respondent.
Qualifications for Scoring: Hand-scored profiles
and computer programs are available for each of our instruments.
See catalog in PDF
format for more information.
Prior to scoring, each form should be checked by a person trained
to follow our instructions carefully, including how to handle
items that request descriptions of behavior. This quality control
step is essential whether the scoring is to be done by hand, by
scanner, or by key entry into a computer. The instruments can
be hand-scored by following our instructions and using our templates.
Alternatively, our computer programs provide instructions that
can be followed by users familiar with basic computer procedures.
Qualifications for Interpretation: The proper clinical
and research use and interpretation of our materials require knowledge
of the theory and methodology of standardized assessment, as well
as supervised training in working with the relevant kinds of clients.
The training required may differ according to the ways in which
the data are to be used. Graduate training of at least the Master's
degree level would ordinarily be expected. No amount of prior
training can substitute, however, for professional maturity and
a thorough familiarity with the procedures and cautions presented
in our Manuals.
We require all purchasers of our materials to furnish evidence
of their qualifications by completing a User Qualifications Form
in MSWord® or PDF.
Additional Qualifications for use of the SCICA:
In addition to knowledge of the theory and methodology of standardized
assessment, administration of the SCICA requires supervised training
in clinical interviewing of children and adolescents. Our standards
are consistent with the Standards for Educational & Psychological
Testing (1999) endorsed by the American Educational Research Association,
American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement
in Education. Users are expected to adhere to the ethical principles
of the American Psychological Association, National Association
of School Psychologists, American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatricians, Child Welfare League
of America, or similar organizations.
We require all purchasers of the SCICA to furnish evidence of
their qualifications by completing a User Qualifications Form
in MSWord® or PDF.