Personality Inventory for Children, Second Edition (PIC-2)

Personality Inventory for Children

David Lachar, Ph.D., Christian P. Gruber, Ph.D.

Age Range: 5 to 19 years
Administration Time: Full scale: 40 minutes, Behavioural Summary: 15 minutes
Administration Type: Parent rating
Qualification Level B

The PIC-2 is an objective multidimensional tool designed to evaluate the emotional, behavioural, cognitive, and interpersonal adjustment of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19. The PIC-2 is a reliable assessment tool widely used by school and clinical psychologist.

How to Use the Assessment
The PIC-2 administrative booklet consists of 275 items that are to be completed by the parent of the child or another individual that knows the child well. The assessment takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

When a shorter administration time is needed, the PIC-2 offers a Behavioural Summary, which is comprised of the first 96 items of the test. The Behavioural Summary only takes 15 minutes to administer, and can be used for screening, research, or monitoring behaviour change. It includes 8 of the Adjustment Scales (all except Cognitive Impairment), each shortened to just 12 items. The Behavioural Summary Profile provides scores for the 8 scales, as well as a Total Score and 3 Composites—Externalization, Internalization, and Social Adjustment. Because the items on this short form are all in the present tense and all focused on conditions and behaviours that are responsive to relatively brief intervention, the Behavioural Summary is especially helpful in designing and evaluating individual treatment plans. It can be used on its own, or scored as part of the full test.

Scales and Forms
• Cognitive Impairment
• Family Dysfunction
• Psychological Discomfort
• Social Withdrawal
• Impulsivity and Distractibility
• Delinquency
• Reality Distortion
• Somatic Concern
• Social Skills Deficit


Reference Name Price VAT applicable
00375C PIC-2 Answer Sheet (Pads of 100) £25.00 Yes
00375D PIC-2 Scoring Templates £48.00 Yes
00375E PIC-2 Behaviour Summary Answer Form (Pkgs. of 25) £45.00 Yes
00375F PIC-2 Standard Form Profile £25.00 Yes
00375H PIC-2 Critical Items Summary Sheet £25.00 Yes
00375Y PIC-2/PIY/SBS Scoring Disk £148.00 Yes
0375XU PIC-2 Scoring and Interpretation CD £442.00 Yes
00375X PIC-2 KIT – Manual, 2 Reusable Administration Booklets, 50
Answer Sheets, 1 Set of Scoring Templates, 25 Behavioural
Summary AutoScore™ Forms, 50 Standard Form Profile
Sheets, 25 Behavioural Summary Profile Sheets, 50 Critical
Item Summary Sheets
£258.00 Yes
00375A PIC-2 Manual £70.00 No
0375B1 PIC-2 Administration Booklet – Singles £35.00 Yes
00375B PIC-2 Administration Booklet – 5/pkg £170.00 Yes