William M. Reynolds, PhD
Dramatic evidence of students with significant psychopathology and violence proneness has made recent media headlines across the country. This behaviour is often a tragic outcome of adolescent psychopathology.
The APS-SF is a multi-dimensional measure of psychopathology and personality characteristics derived from the Adolescent Psychopathology Scale (APS). It consists of 115 items in 12 clinical scales and 2 validity scales. The APS-SF Clinical scales include Conduct Disorder (CND), Major Depression (DEP), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTS), Eating Disturbance (EAT), Academic Problems (ADP), Self-Concept (SCP), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (OPD), Generalised Anxiety Abuse Disorder (GAD), Substance Abuse Disorder (SUB), Suicide (SUI), Anger/Violence Proneness (AVP), and Interpersonal Problems (IPP). The APS-SF Validity scales include Defensiveness (DEF) and Consistency Response (CNR).
The APS-SF provides many benefits to both school and clinical psychologists who work with adolescents:
- Addresses issues regarding school safety by assessing excessive anger and propensity for violence toward others.
- Reliable, derived from the APS.
- Requires only a 3rd-grade reading level.
- Quick, takes only 15-20 minutes to administer.
- Ideal for school-based group settings (ages 12-19 years).
- Scoring Program produces a Clinical Score Report that includes Critical Item endorsements.
The APS-SF must be scored using the APS-SF Scoring Program. APS-SF item responses are entered into the APS-SF Scoring Program, the user selects the appropriate normative comparison group. In less than five minutes, the program calculates the T score for each scale and generates the APS-SF Clinical Score Report.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 AND 10 ; CD-ROM drive for installation
Other virtual machine solutions (e.g., Parallels, VMWare) are not supported.
Note: The APS-SF must be scored using the APS-SF Scoring Program. For your convenience, the APS-SF is now available on CD-ROM, enabling you to generate unlimited reports.
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