The Children 's Depression Inventory Measures Child Depression

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The Children’s Depression Inventory measures child depression, but is not a diagnostic tool. It has only been around since 1992, but it has been updated once since then. There are many paraprofessionals and professionals who are allowed to administer the test, but there are still qualifications past that for whoever does end up giving the test. There are four versions of the test, two for the child to self-report, one for a parent to report on the child, and one for a teacher to report on the child. There are two options for ways to take any of these four versions: paper and pencil or software. The scoring forms are either attached to the response form for the paper and pencil version or the responses are automatically scored on the…show more content…
General Information The title of my test is the Children’s Depression Inventory. The Children’s Depression Inventory was written by Maria Kovacs, Ph.D. and the Multi-Health Systems staff. It was published by Multi-Health Systems, Inc. in 1992 and there was a 2003 update. There are four versions of the Children’s Depression Inventory, which is a multi-rater assessment. Two of them are self-report questionnaires for the youth themselves. One of those two is the original version and the other one is a short version (CDI: S). The other two versions are the parent (CDI: P) and teacher versions (CDI: T). I could not find the price of the CDI, but the CDI-2 prices are listed. The manual on its own is $88. Each form for any version on its own is $3, but if you buy a set of 25 of the same version, it is $55. For a kit that includes the CDI-2 manual, software scoring installation, 25 self-report forms, 25 self-report short response forms, 25 parent response forms, and 25 teacher response forms you would pay $399. For a kit that includes the CDI-2 manual, 25 self-report Quikscore forms, 25 self-report short Quikscore forms, 25 parent Quikscore forms, and 25 teacher Quickscore forms you would pay $289. All of these materials are openly available online, but there are specific qualifications you have to have to be able to purchase or use them. Assessors can include psychologists, social workers, physicians, counselors,
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