Emotional & Social Development



Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version

Reuven Bar-On, Ph.D. , James D.A. Parker, Ph.D.


Measures the level of emotional and social functioning in youth aged 7 to 18 years


Based on the original EQ-i for adults, the EQ-i:YV measures the level of emotional and social functioning in children and adolescents. It is used by psychologists, school counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals to identify an individual’s emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses in order to help that individual develop the skills needed for social, personal, and academic success.

Key Features:

  • As a strength-based assessment, the EQ-i:YV highlights areas of positive functioning as well as areas for development
  • Results provide professionals with information needed to assist students in coping with demands at school that could lead to underachievement or the development of emotional and behavioral problems

Key Areas Measured

  • Adaptability
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal
  • General Mood
  • Stress Management
  • Positive Impression (validity)
  • Inconsistency Index (validity)


Family Assessment Measure-III

Harvey A. Skinner, Ph.D. , Paul D. Steinhauer, M.D. , Jack Santa-Barbara, Ph.D.


A multi-rater and multigenerational assessment of family functioning


The Family Assessment Measure-III (FAM-III) is an assessment of family functioning. It is unique in its ability to provide a multirater and multigenerational (within the family) assessment of functioning across six universal clinical parameters and two validity scales. Based on the Process Model of Family Functioning, which emphasizes family dynamics, use of the FAM-III should lead to improvements in the assessment, treatment, and understanding of problematic families.

The FAM-III provides an important complement to a clinical assessment in a number of different ways:

  • Gives a comprehensive overview of family functioning
  • Provides an objective and independent verification of the clinical assessment
  • Identifies areas of potential difficulty that warrant further assessment
  • Provides quantitative indices of family/health pathology that may be used as a baseline for evaluating the course of therapy

Brief FAM:

The Brief FAM provides an overview of family functioning, making it ideal for screening or for preliminary evaluations. It is also useful for monitoring family functioning during the course of treatment. It includes the same three scales as the full-length version, but fewer items.

Key Areas Measured

  • Task Accomplishment
  • Role Performance
  • Affective Involvement
  • Control
  • Values and Norms
  • Communication/Affective Expression


Dyadic Adjustment Scale

Graham Spanier, Ph.D.


Measuring both partners’ perceptions to measure the relationship adjustment


The DAS is a self-report measure of relationship adjustment.

  • Extensive research, including over 1,000 published studies, supports the use of the DAS in determining the degree of dissatisfaction couples are experiencing
  • By measuring both partners' perceptions, you can see where the ratings are different and ultimately gain a clearer picture of where the problems are rooted
  • With 32 items, it takes only 5-10 minutes to administer
  • Normative data included a sample of 218 married individuals and 94 newly divorced individuals

Key Areas Measured

  • Dyadic Consensus
  • Dyadic Satisfaction
  • Affectional Expression
  • Dyadic Cohesion