A broadband measure, the TSI-2 is designed to evaluate posttraumatic stress and other psychological sequel of traumatic events, including the effects of sexual and physical assault, intimate partner violence, combat, torture, motor vehicle accidents, mass casualty events, medical trauma, traumatic losses, and childhood abuse or neglect.
Features and benefits
- Three scales (Insecure Attachment, Somatic Preoccupations, and Suicidality) and several subscales, as well as four summary factors (Self-Disturbance, Posttraumatic Stress, Externalization, and Somatization), are new or have been significantly reconfigured.
- New items assess clients’ tendencies to deny symptoms that are commonly endorsed, to overendorse unusual or bizarre symptoms, or to respond in a random manner; the instrument now addresses malingering.
- New standardization sample (N = 678) closely matches U.S. Census statistics.
- A 136-item carbonless form assesses a wide range of potentially complex symptomatology, ranging from PTSD, dissociation, and somatization to insecure attachment styles, impaired self-capacities, and dysfunctional behaviors.
- Eight critical items help identify issues that potentially represent severe psychological disturbance or danger to the respondent or others.
- The TSI-2-A is a 126-item alternate version that does not contain any sexual symptom items.