Purpose: Evaluate psychopathology and emotional/behavioural problems in individuals
Age: 5-19 years
Time: 40 minutes for Profile; 15 minutes for Behavioural Summary
Qualification Level: B
The PIC-2 is the first complete revision and restandardisation of a highly regarded test used for decades to evaluate the emotional, behavioural, cognitive, and interpersonal adjustment of children and teens. It includes two formats: (a) a profile with True-False items on Response Validity Scales and Adjustment scales and subscales, and (b) a Behavioural Summary. By providing two administration formats, the PIC-2 gives you a great deal of flexibility.
The standard, 275-item profile assesses the full range of developmental, cognitive, adjustment, and interpersonal issues, with subscales that supply useful clinical detail and an optional critical items list divided into nine content categories.
The PIC-2 also offers a Behavioural Summary, which is comprised of the first 96 items on the test. Requiring only 15 minutes to administer, this version can be used for screening, research, or monitoring behaviour change. It includes eight of the Adjustment Scales (all except Cognitive Impairment), each shortened to just 12 items. The Behavioural Summary Profile provides scores for the eight scales, plus a Total Score and three composites: Externalisation, Internalisation, and Social Adjustment. Because items on this short form are in the present tense and focus on conditions and behaviours that are responsive to relatively brief intervention, the Behavioural Summary is especially helpful in designing and evaluating individual treatment plans. It can be used on its own, or scored as part of the full test. The Behavioural Summary offers brevity, strong correlation with the full scale, a focus on current behaviour that is likely to respond to treatment, and broad summary measures useful in evaluating change.
The PIC-2 was standardised on ratings from 2,306 parents of boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. Protocols were collected from 23 urban, rural, and suburban schools in 12 states. Participating parents represented all socioeconomic levels and all major ethnic groups. In addition, data were collected from a sample of 1,551 parents whose children had been referred for educational or clinical intervention.
The PIC-2 is a companion to the Personality Inventory for Youth (PIY) and is appropriate for parents/guardians of children ages 5-19 years. For additional information about the PIY, click here.
The PIC-2 includes:
- A 96-item Behavioural Summary.
- Expanded content coverage (e.g., eating disorders, substance abuse).
- 9 years of age reading level.
- Substantially nonoverlapping scales and subscales.
- New, nationally representative norms.
- Actuarially constructed interpretive guidelines based on external correlates.
- Critical Items Summary Sheet.