The Children's Depression Scale 3rd ed. (CDS) is an instrument for assessing and treating depression in young people between 7-18 years of age across diverse cultures.
Covering two scales (Depression and Pleasure), the fully revised third edition includes a shortened scale of 50 items to use with children and their parents, and two new 10-item questionnaires for teachers and health practitioners.
The CDS is administered using a box-and-card format. Each of the 50 cards are presented to the child in numerical order. The child is then asked to consider the printed statement on each card and place it into the Children's Depression Scale 3rd ed. Response Box they think best reflects how the item 'fits' them.
There are five Children's Depression Scale 3rd ed. Response Boxes included in the set:
- Very Wrong
- Don't Know/Not Sure
- Very Right
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Specialist: Psychology (S1)
- Master degree in psychology OR
- Bachelor degree in psychology, PLUS evidence of postgraduate qualifications in psychometric testing