Assessment of behaviors, emotions, academic, and social problems in youth aged 6 to 18 years
The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales™ (Conners CBRS™) is designed to provide a complete overview of child and adolescent concerns and disorders. It is a multi-informant assessment of children and youth across multiple settings, with rating forms for parents, teachers, and youth.
The Conners CBRS provides a wealth of information with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5™) Symptom Scales, Content Scales, Other Clinical Indicators, Critical Items, and Impairment Items.
Assistance with differential diagnosis , including comorbid disorders
Identify students for potential eligibility in special education programs by determining the presence of social, emotional, behavioral, or academic difficulties
Develop informed intervention and treatment strategies with information on a broad range of childhood disorders and concerns
Monitor response to intervention and its effectiveness with detailed progress reports
Gain clarity by using one of the most comprehensive behavior ratings scales available, allowing for identification of comorbid disorders that assist with differential diagnosis
Easily administer, score, and interpret results with a user friendly design
Discover where functioning is most impacted with impairment items that indicate how the youth functions in academic, home, and social settings
Quickly screen and monitor treatment with the Conners Clinical Index (Conners CI)
Gain a multi-rater perspective of the youth’s difficulties with a Parent, Teacher, and Self-report version
Assessment Reports provide detailed information about scores from a single administration, presented both numerically and graphically. An individual's scores are compared to those in the normative sample and elevations at the scale and subscale level are indicated. Progress Reports compare the results of two to four administrations for the same individual to measure changes over time. These reports are ideal to use when monitoring treatment and intervention effectiveness. Comparative Reports combine the results of different raters to provide an overview of an individual's scores from a multi-rater perspective. This highlights potentially important inter-rater differences in scores.
Conners CBRS –Parent (Conners CBRS–P)
The Conners CBRS Parent forms assess social, emotional, behavioral, and academic problems in children and adolescents ages 6 to 18. The form is available in one comprehensive length and is recommended for initial evaluations and complete re-evaluations. When used in conjunction with teacher ratings, differences between home and school are highlighted.
Conners CBRS – Teacher (Conners CBRS–T)
The Conners CBRS Teacher forms assess social, emotional, behavioral, and academic problems in children and adolescents ages 6 to 18. This version provides comprehensive results and is recommended for initial evaluations and complete re-evaluations. When used with the parent form, differences between home and school are highlighted.
Conners CBRS –Self-Report (Conners CBRS–SR)
The Connors CBRS Self-Report forms measure social, emotional, behavioral, and academic problems in children and adolescents ages 8 to 18. This version provides comprehensive results and is recommended for initial evaluations and comprehensive re-evaluations.
Conners Clinical Index (Conners CI™)
Available as part of the Conners CBRS or as a separate standalone form, the Conners CI is useful as a quick screening and pre-evaluation instrument to see if further evaluation is warranted in one of the following areas: Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Learning and Language Disorders, and ADHD. The Conners CI can also assist in planning and monitoring treatment/intervention.
The Conners CBRS is available in online and software formats. Once completed, Assessment Reports and Progress Reports are also available to help gather and record information, summarize results, and facilitate discussion.
Conners CBRS DSM-5 Scoring Update
The Conners CBRS has been updated to provide a new scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Symptom Scales.
The Conners CBRS now has the following two scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center and the MHS Scoring Software:
1. DSM-IV-TR The DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).
2. DSM-5: The DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
Scoring Software users can download the update by clicking on “Check for Updates” under the Help menu within the Scoring Software. The MHS Online Assessment Center system will be updated automatically. After the update has been installed, users will have the option to choose to score with the DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5 criteria.
Complete details regarding the Conners CBRS DSM-5 scoring option are available via the Conners CBRS DSM-5 Update: Conners CBRS DSM-5 Supplement. Contact Client Services and choose one of two options:
1. Purchase the Conners CBRS DSM-5 Supplement paper copy by contacting Client Services or select the pricing tab to place your order. Product Code: CBRSUP Price: $15
2. Complete the form to download the Conners CBRS DSM-5 Update for free. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with the Conners CBRS DSM-5 Supplement.
Should you have any further questions, contact Client Services.
Both internal consistency and test-retest reliability are very good for the Conners CBRS and the Conners CI. Internal consistency coefficients (Cronbach’s alpha) range from .69 to .97, and 2- to 4-week test-retest reliability coefficients range from .56 to .96 (all correlations significant, p < .001). Inter-rater reliability coefficients range from .50 to .89 (all correlations significant, p < .001).
Support for the validity of the structure of the Conners CBRS was obtained using factor analytic techniques on derivation and confirmatory samples. Convergent and divergent validity were supported by examining the relationship between Conners CBRS scores and other related measures. Overall, scales that assess similar constructs tended to be moderately to strongly intercorrelated, while scales that did not assess similar constructs tended to have smaller correlations.
Results from discriminative validity analyses indicated that Conners CBRS scores accurately discriminate between relevant groups. Results from a series of multivariate analysis of covariance revealed that, for all scales, the means for the target clinical groups were significantly higher than the means for the general population and other clinical groups. In terms of the classification accuracy of the scores (as determined by a series of discriminant function analyses), the mean overall correct classification rate was 78% across all forms.
Over 7,000 assessments were collected in the development of the Conners CBRS and Conners CI, including ratings of children and youth for the normative sample, clinical cases, and for the validity studies. In the normative study, 3,400 Conners CBRS assessments were collected. The large normative data sample is representative of the general U.S. population in terms of ethnicity/race, gender, and parental education level (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000). The normative sample is also diverse in terms of parental education level and geographic region.
Separate norms are provided for male and female children and youth in 1-year age intervals. Combined gender norms also are available.
The MHS Learn Center makes it easy for you to earn CE or CPD credits from the comfort of your home or office. This user-friendly online tool features online manual quizzes, online workshops, and webinars for many MHS assessments.
Conners CBRS CE Online Manual Quiz (8 CE Credits)
Simply study the assessment manual as you normally would, then successfully complete the questionnaire and a short feedback survey to receive your certificate of completion. Learn More.
Conners cbrs Online Workshop (2 CE/CPD Credits)
View the pre-recorded workshop video, then successfully complete the questionnaire and a short feedback survey to receive your certificate of completion. Learn More.
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