Assessments


University of Minnesota-Center for Sexual Health

1300 South, 2nd Street, Suite 180, Minneapolis, MN 55454

612 625 1500

The Program in Human Sexuality in the Department of Family Practice and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to the promotion of sexual health through research, educational, clinical and community health programming.

In particular, PHS carrries out its mission to: conduct research that increases the body of knowledge regarding human sexuality; provide education in human sexuality in the Medical School, the University and the wider community; provide clinical services for sexual and relationship problems; and promote the sexual health of the community through community health initiatives.

Contact Eli Coleman, PhD, for more information.


Alcoholism Treatment Assessment Instruments: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Publications

NIAAA's site contains Information on Specific Alcoholism Treatment Assessment Instruments. Some of which may be downloaded from this site. Access to instrument online requires a browser with Adobe Acrobat capabilities. 


American Psychological Association Testing and Assessment

APA responds to a large number of testing questions each day, ranging from "What guidelines or standards govern testing and assessment?" to "What is APA's stand or viewpoint on a particular testing issue?"

Bernard Carroll, Ph.D. Carroll Depression Scales–Revised (CDS–R)Multi Health Systems, Inc

The CDS–R and Brief CDS are the perfect tools to use when dealing with adult depression. Whether screening for depressive symptoms, making a diagnosis, or measuring change in depressive symptoms over time, the Carroll scales will provide reliable, valid, and accurate results.


Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) - Don Andrews, Ph.D., and Jim Bonta, Ph.D.: Multi Health Systems, Inc

The Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) is a quantitative survey of attributes of offenders and their situations, relevant to level of supervision and treatment decisions for persons aged 18 and older. The LSI-R helps predict parole outcome, success in correctional halfway houses, institutional misconducts, and recidivism.

The LSI-R can be used by probation officers, parole officers, and correctional workers at jails, detention facilities, and correctional halfway houses. It can be used to: 1) provide a convenient record of factors to be reviewed as a quantitative decision aid in case classification, and 2) to assist in the appropriate allocation of resources.

Specific criteria provided by the LSI-R can be used to help you: 1) make decisions regarding probation, 2) make decisions regarding placement into halfway houses, and 3) make appropriate security level classifications.

Level of Service Inventory-Revised Screening Version (LSI-R:SV) - Don Andrews, Ph.D., and Jim Bonta, Ph.D.: Multi Health Systems, Inc

This version consists of eight items selected from the LSI-R.   The LSI-R:SV, like the full version samples both risk and needs and the items content reflects the "big four" risk factors of criminal history, criminal attitudes, criminal associates, and antisocial personality.  In addition it also samples the domains of employment, family, and substance abuse.  The LSI-R:SV is not intended to replace the full version.

Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) Computer Program for Windows - Don Andrews, Ph.D., and Jim Bonta, Ph.D.: Multi Health Systems, Inc

The computerized version covers the same items as the paper-and-pencil version and expedites administration and scoring procedures.  This version also will have you correct the if then questions if they have been scored wrong   After completing and scoring the administration you can generate Profile, Comparative, and Group Reports.  The Profile Report provides security classification information based on the offender's overall assessment score.  The comparative report allows you to compare an offender's progress over time.  The Group Report allows you to compare a current group of offenders to a larger normative group.  You can also export the raw data to a statistical package or database program for research purposes.


Behavior Data Systems: Individualized Automated tests for client evaluation needs.

If your agency, department or facility deals with alcohol and/or drug abuse, substance abuse disorders or chemical dependency -- you are ready for automated testing. All of our tests measure truthfulness (defensiveness and faking) and substance (alcohol and other drugs) use and abuse. Yet, each of our tests includes other important areas of inquiry. For example, substance abuse screening also includes evaluating client "resistance," "defensiveness," and "stress coping abilities." Domestic violence assessment includes identifying "violence," "lethality," and "control" issues. Similarly, DUI/DWI offender screening includes measuring "driver risk." Accurate, reliable and valid tests are available for your specific client assessment needs.


Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)  - Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.: Multi Health Systems, Inc

The Hare PCL-R is a 20-item symptom construct rating scale designed to assess psychopathic (antisocial) personality disorders in forensic populations. PCL-R ratings are made by a clinician or researcher on the basis of a semi-structured interview and a review of collateral information.

A product of over 10 years of intensive research, the PCL-R has rapidly been accepted as the standard in this area. It yields scores that are highly reliable and have impressive concurrent, predictive, and construct-related validity.

Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV)  - Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.: Multi Health Systems, Inc

The Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV) is an abbreviated version of the complete Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised. Highly correlated with the PCL-R, the PCL:SV takes about half as long to administer and is an effective screener for psychopathic (antisocial) personality disorder.


Hoge, R. D. (1999). Assessing Adolescents in Educational, Counseling, and Other Settings. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ISBN: 0-8058-3094-4

Contents: Preface. Introduction. The Analysis of Adolescent Development. Identifying and Treating Problem Behavior in Adolescents. Basic Concepts in Assessment. Practical and Ethical Issues in Assessment. Measures of Aptitude and Achievement. Personality Tests. The Interview. Behavioral Ratings and Checklists. Rating and Questionnaire Measures of Attitudes, Values, Interests, and Cognitions. Composite and Environmental Measures. Conclusions and Recommendations. References. Appendix. Contents: Preface. Introduction. The Analysis of Adolescent Development. Identifying and Treating Problem Behavior in Adolescents. Basic Concepts in Assessment. Practical and Ethical Issues in Assessment. Measures of Aptitude and Achievement. Personality Tests. The Interview. Behavioral Ratings and Checklists. Rating and Questionnaire Measures of Attitudes, Values, Interests, and Cognitions. Composite and Environmental Measures. Conclusions and Recommendations. References. Appendix. Contents: Preface. Introduction. The Analysis of Adolescent Development. Identifying and Treating Problem Behavior in Adolescents. Basic Concepts in Assessment. Practical and Ethical Issues in Assessment. Measures of Aptitude and Achievement. Personality Tests. The Interview. Behavioral Ratings and Checklists. Rating and Questionnaire Measures of Attitudes, Values, Interests, and Cognitions. Composite and Environmental Measures. Conclusions and Recommendations. References. Appendix. 

Hoge, R. D., & Andrews, D. A. (1996).  Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques. Plenum, ISBN: 0-306-45467-X

Conceptual and Theoretical Background. Decision Making within Juvenile Justice Systems. The Role of Psychological Assessments in the Juvenile Justice Decision Process. Assessing Aptitudes and Achievement Levels. Assessing Personality, Attitudes, and Behaviors. Assessing Environmental Factors. Diagnostic and Classification Systems. Conclusions and Recommendations. Appendix I: Instruments and Procedures Identified in This Volume. Appendix II: Addresses of Major Test Publishers. Index.

Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory: Robert D. Hoge, Ph.D and Don Andrews, Ph.D.

The Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) is a quantitative survey of attributes of offenders and their situations, relevant to level of supervision and treatment decisions for persons aged 12 - 18. The YLS/CMI helps predict probation outcome, success in correctional placements, institutional misconducts, and recidivism.

The YLS/CMI can be used by probation officers, parole officers, and correctional workers at jails, detention facilities, and correctional halfway houses. It can be used to: 1) provide a convenient record of factors to be reviewed as a quantitative decision aid in case classification, and 2) to assist in the appropriate allocation of resources.

Specific criteria provided by the YLS/CMI can be used to help you: 1) make decisions regarding probation, 2) make decisions regarding placements, and 3) make appropriate security level classifications.

If interested contact Robert D. Hoge, Ph.D.

Carleton University
Department of Psychology
Loeb Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada
Phone: (613) 520-5773
FAX: (613) 520-3667
email:
robert_hoge@carleton.ca


Jesness Inventory: Carl Jesness, Ph.D. Multi Health Systems, Inc

The JESNESS INVENTORY (JI), published exclusively by MHS, is a brief (155-item) true-false questionnaire with easy-to-understand items yielding 10 trait scores, an index of asocial tendencies, and nine personality subtype scales. The JI was originally designed to assess youth between the ages of 8 and 18 but new data supports its use with adults as well.

The JI measures trait/attitude scales that include: 1) Social Maladjustment (SM), 2) Value Orientation (VO), 3) Immaturity (Imm), 4) Autism (Au), 5) Alienation (Al), 6) Manifest Aggression (MA), 7) Withdrawal-Depression (Wd), 8) Social Anxiety (SA), 9) Repression (Rep), 10) Denial (Den), and Asocial Index (AI)

Windows Version


Paulhus Deception Scales - Delroy L. Paulhus. Ph.D. - Multi Health Systems, Inc

The Paulhus Deception Scales (PDS) formerly known as the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding is a 40-item self-report instrument that measures the tendency to give socially desirable responses. The PDS is useful in identifying individuals who distort their responses and in evaluating the honesty of their responses, as it is administered concurrently with other instruments.

Windows Version


Harvey A. Skinner, Ph.D. Computerized Lifestyle Assessment (CLA). Multi Health Systems, Inc

The Computerized Lifestyle Assessment (CLA) offers considerable advantages for health promotion and disease prevention programs in health care, corrections, workplace, educational, and social settings. Developed and researched over ten years by Dr. Harvey A. Skinner and his colleagues, the computer program asks individuals aged 14 and older to respond to questions about their lifestyles.

The CLA examines a broad range of activities, from nutrition and alcohol consumption to sexual practices, and provides graphical feedback after each section. The individual’s lifestyle is on screen summarized and evaluated, both in a graphical format and in a detailed printout, which also provides suggestions for change.


Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA): P. Randall Kropp, Ph.D., Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D., Christopher D. Webster, Ph.D., and Derek Eaves, Ph.D. Multi Health Systems, Inc

The Spousal Risk Assessment Guide (SARA) is a quality-control checklist that determines the extent to which a professional has assessed those risk factors deemed to be of critical predictive importance according to the clinical and empirical literature.   The SARA allows for: 1) the identification of individual risk factors, 2) the recording of critical items, 3) summary risk ratings, and 4) comparison to norms.


Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG): Vernon Lewis Quinsey, Ph.D., Grant Thomas Harris, Ph.D., Marnie Elizabeth Rice, Ph.D., and Catherine A. Cormier, Ph.D. American Psychological Association Books

On the basis of their research on mentally disordered offenders, sex offenders, fire setters, and psychopathic offenders, the authors have developed an actuarial assessment instrument, the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide, which is currently the most accurate risk appraisal instrument available. The authors argue that risk management can be improved by combining what is already known about predicting violence, clinical decision making, and program evaluation. They conclude that the results of their applied research have implications for our understanding of the etiology of violent criminal behavior.

 

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