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Beck Hopelessness Scale

Beck Hopelessness Scale® measures negative attitudes about the future. Responding to the 20 true or false items on the (BHS®), patients can either endorse a pessimistic statement or deny an optimistic statement. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

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  • BHS Manual (Print)
    9780158133614 Qualification Level B


    Estimated to ship:More than 12 weeks
  • BHS Complete Kit (Print)
    9780158133607 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual and 25 Record Forms


  • BHS Record Forms (Print)
    9780158133621 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25


  • BHS Q-global 1 Year Scoring Subscription (Digital)
    9780749170899 Qualification Level B

    Includes unlimited digital scoring and reporting per user within an account for BHS on Q-global. 
    Note: Subscription covers scoring of manually entered data only. On-screen (OSA) or remote on screen (ROSA) administrations require individual usages for scoring & reporting.


  • BHS Q-global Administration/Interpretive Report (Digital)
    9780749166069 Qualification Level B

    Digital administration, scoring and reporting of BHS on Q-global.



  • BHS Q-global Manual (Digital)
    9780150180029 Qualification Level B

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.



Publication date:
1988, 1993
Age range:
17-80 (recommended)
Qualification level:
Completion time:
5 to 10 minutes; self-administered or verbally by a trained administrator
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

Research supports a positive relationship between BHS scores and measures of depression, suicidal intent, and ideation.

Use this powerful predictor of eventual suicide to help measure three major aspects of hopelessness: feelings about the future, loss of motivation, and expectations.


  • Assess self-reported key symptoms of depression.
  • Support early identification and diagnosis.
  • Conduct clinical research.
  • Improved clinical sensitivity.

Sample Reports

Interpretive reports provide useful information such as the client's demographics, an interpretation of the client's raw and T scores, a brief, and a list of items endorsements.

Progress reports help monitor a client's progress over time. It graphically displays changes in the client's scores.


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