The ASEBA Semi-structured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents (SCICA) for 6-18 year olds maximises the value of interviews with a flexible user-friendly protocol, plus forms on which interviewers rate their observations and children's self-reports during the interview.
It includes instructions, a protocol of questions and probes, observation and self-report forms for rating what the child does and says during the interview, and profiles for scoring ratings. The forms are scorable by the interviewer or observers.
The SCICA Protocol provides open-ended questions covering children's activities and school performance, peer relations, family relations, self-perceptions, feelings, and parent/teacher-reported problems.
The SCICA can be scored on six DSM-oriented scales, using the SCICA DSM-Oriented Profiles.
The Scales include:
- Affective Problems
- Anxiety Problems
- Somatic Problems
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems
- Oppositional Defiant Problems
- Conduct Problems
The DSM-oriented scales serve as supplements to the empirically based scales (Handscoring Profiles) for users who wish to view item scores in relation to DSM categories as well as in relation to empirically based syndromes.