SPECTRA: Indices of Psychopathology

Title: SPECTRA: Indices of Psychopathology
Author: Blais, M.A. and Sinclair, S.J.
Year: 2018
Description: The SPECTRA: Indices of Psychopathology is a brief, 96 item, self-administered, multi-scale measure of psychopathology and functioning. It provides an integrated hierarchical assessment of adult psychopathology from (lower order) clinical constructs, up through multiple spectra, as well as critical information about cognitive and adaptive capacity not available from other tests.  It can be used to evaluate individuals in a variety of clinical settings, such as inpatient and outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings.

It measures 12 clinical scales providing direct measurement of:  depression, anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, alcohol problems, severe aggression, antisocial behavior, drug problems, psychosis, paranoid ideation, manic activation, and grandiose ideation. Constructs are organized into three higher-order psychopathology spectra (Internalizing, Externalizing, and Reality-Impairing). These spectra scores combine to provide a General Psychopathology Index (GPI). In turn it maps on to DSM-5 conditions and links assessment findings to quantitative model research literature.

Scoring for the SPECTRA via PARiConnect can be done by hand or via PARiConnect.

Age Range: Adults
Administration: Individual and Group
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Professional Manual @ $ 75.00
  • 1 Fast Guide @(Sold as set with Manual)
  • 5 Item Books @ $ 7.00 [ not for re=sale / non-consumable]
  • 25 Response Booklets / 25 Score Summary Forms  @ $ 3.00 – sold as set
  • 5 SPECTRA Score Reports (available via PARiConnect) @ $ 4.50 / each
Publisher: Psychological Assessment Resources Inc.
Qualification Level: Level C or 1
Test Category: Clinical Assessment
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