Semistructured Clinical Interview
for Children & Adolescents (SCICA/Ages 6-18)
The SCICA maximizes the value of interviews with a flexible user-friendly protocol, plus forms on which interviewers rate their observations and children’s self-reports during the interview. The SCICA Profile displays raw scale scores and clinical T scores for ages 6-11 and 12-18.
The SCICA Protocol provides open-ended questions covering children’s activities and school performance, peer relations, family relations, self perceptions, feelings, and parent/teacher-reported problems.
Interviewers rate the child on the SCICA Observation and Self-Report Forms. The SCICA scales are normed on 686 clinically referred children. Mean test-retest reliability was .78 across all SCICA scales.
The ADM module generates computer-scored profiles and narrative reports. A training video and computer software help trainees learn SCICA rating procedures by comparing their ratings of interview segments with ratings by experienced interviewers.
Empirically Based Syndrome Scales:
- Language/Motor Problems*
- Attention Problems*
- Self-Control Problems*
- Somatic Complaints**
*Based on interviewers’ observations
**Based on interviewees’ self-reports
- Affective Problems
- Anxiety Problems
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems (Inattention and Hyperactivity-Impulsivity subscales)
- Oppositional Defiant Problems
- Conduct Problems
The following SCICA Products are available:
- SCICA Protocol Form
- SCICA Observation and Self-Report Form
- Manual for the SCICA– CD
- Manual for the SCICA– Electronic
- SCICA Profiles for Hand-Scoring
- SCICA DSM-Oriented Hand-Scoring Profile
- SCICA Training DVD