An objective inventory of adult personality, the PAI assesses psychopathological syndromes and provides information relevant for clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for psychopathology. Administration time is shorter than that for similiar instruments.
The 344 PAI items constitute 22 nonoverlapping scales covering the constructs most relevant to a broad-based assessment of mental disorders: four validity scales, 11 clinical scales, five treatment scales, and two interpersonal scales. To facilitate interpretation and to cover the full range of complex clinical constructs, 10 scales contain conceptually derived subscales.
Spanish versions available! The PAI is also available in U.S. Spanish and European Spanish.
A continuing education course for the PAI for forensic evaluators is now available through the Global Institute of Forensic Research, the official home of continuing education credits for PAR products.
From its modest beginnings in Bob and Cathy Smith's home 40 years ago, PAR has grown into a leading publisher of psychological assessment materials designed to help our Customers better serve their clients.