Designed to evaluate the magnitude of stress in the parent–child system, the fourth edition of the popular PSI is a 120-item inventory that focuses on three major domains of stress: child characteristics, parent characteristics, and situational/demographic life stress.
A 36-item screening form is also available! Learn more about the PSI-4 Short Form.
The PSI-4-SF is an abbreviated version of the full-length PSI-4 that takes about 10 minutes to complete. One simple form contains everything you need for administering the measure and for scoring and profiling results. It's ideal for use in schools, mental health clinics, and research. Learn more.
Two domains, Child and Parent, combine to form the Total Stress scale. The Life Stress scale provides information about the amount of parent stress caused by factors outside the parent-child relationship.
PSI-4 Record/Profile Forms have been translated into U.S. Spanish. This product uses English norms only.
The PSI-4 SP allows you to administer either the 120-item PSI-4 or the 36-item PSI-4-SF on-screen or to hand-enter item responses from either form and produces up to four reports. In addition, the software allows you to e-mail an invitation to complete the PSI-4 or PSI-4-SF to the client or rater and helps you manage these assessments. An updated PSI bibliography is included within the software.
The PSI-4 SP is built on a software platform that improves navigation, ensures ease of use for both client and administrator, and features an innovative design.
To learn more about the PSI-4, visit the PAR Training Portal and watch a video presentation given by the author!
A comprehensive list of research articles related to the PSI-4 is available via Mendeley, a free reference management tool. After accessing the link, you will be prompted to create an account. A white paper describing how to use this research repository can be found here. Use of this resource is encouraged to facilitate research using the PSI-4 family of products. Both the list and the white paper are available in the Resources tab above.
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