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Children's Self-Report and Projective Inventory

Robert L. Ziffer, PhD, and Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD

Identifies a child's emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal issues
Paper and pencil
Age range:
5 years to 12 years
90 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The CSRPI assesses a child’s social-emotional strengths and weaknesses; elicits information about a child’s inner thoughts and feelings; and identifies emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal concerns in a child.

Features and benefits

  • Eight individual components encompass nonverbal projective, verbal self-report, and verbal projective methods.
  • Two self-report measures have optional nonverbal response formats.
  • Sentence completion items reflect self, school, family, and peer domains.
  • Projective, gender-specific story cards depict family-, self-, school-, and peer-related scenes.
  • Two drawing and two coloring tasks allow for nonverbal expression; 20 clinical variables are suggested for interpretation.