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Detailed Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress (DAPS)

A detailed and comprehensive measure of trauma exposure in individuals with a history of traumatic events.

Detailed Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress™ (DAPS™)
John Briere, PhD
Purpose:Assess traumatic exposure and symptoms of posttraumatic stress
Age range:18 to 91 years
Admin:Individual or group
Admin time:20-30 minutes; 15-20 minutes to score
Scoring time:20 minutes
Qualification level:B
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The DAPS is a self-report instrument that assesses peri- and posttraumatic symptoms and associated features related to a specific traumatic event. It provides a detailed assessment of PTSD in a short amount of time.

Features and benefits

  • A 104-item measure, the DAPS generates a tentative diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or acute stress disorder in considerably less time than is required for a structured diagnostic interview. This diagnosis can then be confirmed by a clinical interview.
  • Assesses both current and lifetime history of DSM-IV-TR™ trauma exposure and the severity and clinical significance of the client’s posttraumatic symptoms, including dissociative, cognitive, and emotional responses.

Test structure

  • Includes three PTSD symptom clusters (Reexperiencing, Avoidance, and Hyperarousal) and three associated features of PTSD (Trauma-Specific Dissociation, Suicidality, and Substance Abuse).
  • The Professional Manual provides data from the normative sample of trauma-exposed adults from the general population, as well as two validity samples: trauma-exposed adults in a clinical/community sample and a university validity sample.
  • Two validity scales identify overreporting and underreporting of psychological symptoms.

Interpretive software available

The DAPS-IR is a comprehensive diagnostic and interpretive system that can be used to administer, score, and generate profiles and interpretive reports for the DAPS.

  • The report includes score summary tables, a profile of DAPS T scores, narrative text on the validity of the protocol, detailed information about the individual’s scores on each scale or subscale, profiles, additional scale data (e.g., effortful avoidance vs. numbing avoidance), DSM-IV-TR diagnostic information, and an item response summary table for each scale.
  • Administer on-screen (requires a Counter Serial Number) or enter an individual’s item responses from the paper-and-pencil form.

Windows:XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Mac users: install Windows in VirtualBox or BootCamp.
Other virtual machine solutions (e.g., Parallels, VMWare) are not supported.
Prerequisites:NTFS file system; CD-ROM drive for installation; Internet connection or telephone for activation and counter update
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WW-4741-KTDAPS Introductory Kit
includes DAPS Professional Manual, 10 Reusable Item Booklets, 50 Hand-Scorable Answer Sheets, and 50 Male/Female Profile Forms
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includes DAPS software with On-Screen Help, Quick Start Guide, and 5 BONUS on-screen administrations
WW-5738-CPDAPS-IR Counter Serial Number (25 administrations)$105.00
WW-5739-CPDAPS-IR Counter Serial Number (50 administrations)$210.00
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
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WW-10448-EMDAPS e-Manual
e-Manuals are not returnable. Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
WW-4742-TMDAPS Professional Manual$55.00
Forms and Booklets
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WW-4743-TBDAPS Reusable Item Booklets (pkg/10)$47.00
WW-4744-ASDAPS Hand-Scorable Answer Sheets (pkg/50)$141.00
WW-4745-PFDAPS Male/Female Profile Forms (pad/50)$53.00
Conversions and Upgrades
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WW-6248-CVDAPS-IR Software Conversion–CD-ROM (For prior purchasers only)$55.00

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Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children™ (TSCC™)
Detailed Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress™ (DAPS™) for PARiConnect
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