The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (Conners CBRS™) provide an in-depth assessment that aids psychology professionals by supporting the diagnostic process. Like the Conners 3, it relies on a multi-informant approach (parent, teacher, and self).
The Conners CBRS were created in response to the growing demand for a comprehensive assessment that identifies a multitude of disorders and concerns in children and adolescents and provides information and guidance on intervention planning and monitoring.
Now updated to provide a new scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition™ (DSM-5™) Symptom Scales.
The DSM-IV-TR scales focus on Asperger's disorder, manic episode, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, major depressive episode and other disorders from both an absolute (symptom count) and relative (T scores) perspective.
Results of the DSM-IV-TR symptom counts can contribute to consideration of whether a particular DSM-IV-TR diagnosis might be appropriate. The DSM-IV-TR T scores enable a comparison of an examinee's symptoms to their peers. This provides a developmental perspective by allowing the administrator to see whether or not the youth shows more symptoms of a particular disorder than is typical for their gender and age group.
The Conners CBRS also includes impairment questions that can help point to the presence of a functional impairment resulting from the reported problems.
DSM-IV-TR®: DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).
The assessment of a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems with the empirical scales included in the Conners CBRS is supplemented by two rational scales-violence potential and physical symptoms.
The Conners CBRS also includes clinical indicators for a number of concerns including bullying perpetration, bullying victimization and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Conners CBRS will assist those working in the educational setting by making clear and direct links to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA 2004).
The Conners CBRS also includes a Clinical Index for parents, teachers, and self-reports. The Clinical Index is a useful screening tool which can help build support for whether a child is likely to have a clinical diagnosis, or is more similar to youth who do not have a clinical diagnosis.
It may also be helpful when monitoring treatment over a period of time. This index is included in the Conners CBRS, but can also be purchased separately.
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