The IASC is a self-report measure of an individual’s psychological functioning capacity in the areas of forming and maintaining meaningful relationships, creating a stable sense of personal identity and self-awareness, and the ability to modulate and tolerate negative affect. This instrument is particularly useful with adults who have experienced significant childhood abuse or trauma.
Facilitates assessment of individuals with personality difficulties
- Helps to identify targets for treatment, such as identity disturbance and affect regulation problems; predicts potential problems that may arise during psychotherapy; and provides clinical data to corroborate diagnoses, especially those involving dysfunctional personality traits or disorders.
- Seven 9-item scales ask respondents to rate the frequency of occurrence over the past 6 months of each symptom on a 5-point scale.
- Normed on 620 individuals from the general population, making it an ideal component of a comprehensive assessment of adult psychopathology.