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Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) 6-18

Author(s): Thomas M Achenbach

Publisher: ASEBA 2001

Candidates: 6-18 years of age
Administration: 15-20 minutes - Individual

Forms:

  • Child Behavior Checklist 6-18 (CBCL 6-18)
  • Teachers Report Form 6-18 (TRF 6-18)
  • Youth Self-Report 11-18 (YSR 11-18)

Content:

The CBCL 6-18 is completed by parents and others who see the children in home-like settings. It obtains parents' reports of children's competencies & problems.

The TRF 6-18, is completed by teachers and other school staff who have known the child in school settings for at least 2 months. It obtains teachers' ratings of many of the problems rated on the CBCL 6-18, plus additional items appropriate for teachers.

The YSR 11-18, is completed by 11-18 year olds to describe their own functioning. It has most of the same competence & problem items as the CBCL 6-18, and open-ended responses to items covering physical problems, concerns, and strengths. Fourteen CBCL problem items are replaced with socially desirable items endorsed by most youths.

The following cross-informant syndromes were derived from these forms:

  • Anxious/Depressed
  • Withdrawn/Depressed
  • Somatic Complaints
  • Social Problem
  • Thought Problems
  • Attention Problems
  • Rule-Breaking Behavior
  • Aggressive Behavior

The profiles also include DSM-oriented scales, which comprise problems that psychiatrists and psychologists from 16 cultures rated as being very consistent with diagnostic categories of the DSM-IV. The scales are: Affective Problems, Anxiety Problems, Somatic Problems, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems, and Oppositional Defiant Problems.

All forms have parallel Internalising, Externalising, and Total Problems scales. The TRF also includes Inattention and Hyperactivity-Impulsivity subscales.

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Scoring Software is also available

DSM-5 Oriented Scale Profile Forms/Hand scoring Profiles for the CBCL will be available for purchase shortly. Until that time, DSM-IV oriented Profile Forms/Hand scoring Profiles will still be available for purchase. To be notified when DSM-5 materials are available, please call (03) 9277 5447.

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