Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Child Behavior Checklist

  • Thomas M. Achenbach
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_1529

Synonyms

 ASEBA;  CBCL

Description

The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) comprises a family of forms for rating behavioral/emotional problems and adaptive characteristics. For ages 1½ to 90+ years, developmentally appropriate forms are designed to be completed by collaterals who know the person who is being assessed. These forms include versions of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), completed by parent figures for 1½- to 5-year-olds and for 6- to 18-year-olds; the Caregiver-Teacher Report Form (C-TRF) for ages 1½–5, completed by daycare providers and preschool teachers; the Teacher’s Report Form (TRF) for ages 6–18, completed by teachers and other school personnel; the Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL) for ages 18–59, completed by spouses, partners, family members, friends, therapists, and other collaterals; and the Older Adult Behavior Checklist (OABCL) for ages 60 and older, completed by caregivers as well as by collaterals.

The ASEBA also includes parallel...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas M. Achenbach
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VermontBurlingtonUSA