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Beck Youth Inventories | Second Edition

The new Beck Youth Inventories™ Second Edition (BYI-2) uses five self-report inventories to assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and self-concept in children and adolescents. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice
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BYI-2 Disruptive Behaviour Inventory Response Sheets (Print)
9780158014388 Qualification Level B

Pack of 25




Publication date:
Age range:
7-18 years
T scores
Qualification level:
Completion time:
5 minutes per inventory

5 minutes per inventory

Representative of the U.S. population for age, gender, ethnicity, and social economic status
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

BYI-2 assesses symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and self-concept. See the BYI-2 Overview Flyer


  • Save time with brief screening tools to use by gatekeepers, and ability to administer individually or in a group.
  • Monitor response to interventions and track students over time on the same group of integrated instruments.
  • Assess adolescents with special needs and low reading level.
  • Identify impaired children for referral to more extensive assessment services.
  • Identify potential vulnerability to bully/victimization.
  • Align assessments with DSM-IV criteria and IDEA compliance needs.


Five inventories each contain 20 questions about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with emotional and social impairment in youth. Children and adolescents describe how frequently the statement has been true for them during the past two weeks, including today.

  • Depression Inventory: In line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), this inventory allows for early identification of symptoms of depression. It includes items related to a child's or adolescent’s negative thoughts about self, life and the future, feelings of sadness and guilt, and sleep disturbance.
  • Anxiety Inventory: Reflects children's and adolescents’ specific worries about school performance, the future, negative reactions of others, fears including loss of control, and physiological symptoms associated with anxiety.
  • Anger Inventory: Evaluates a child's or adolescent’s thoughts of being treated unfairly by others, feelings of anger and hatred.
  • Disruptive Behavior Inventory: Identifies thoughts and behaviors associated with conduct disorder and oppositional-defiant behavior.
  • Self-Concept Inventory: Taps cognitions of competence, potency, and positive self-worth.

Sample Reports and Resources

Sample reports contain examinee and test information, a graphical representation of the examinee's T scores, cumulative percentage, and severity level. Progress reports features a graphical display of inventory-by-inventory changes in an examinee's scores for up to five BYI-2 administrations.




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