What Therapists Are Saying About QPASS
"QPASS is practical, easy to administer, and easy to score. Very useful in busy counseling practice settings! I highly recommend QPASS."
David Rising, Ed.D., Counseling Psychologist, Williamsport, PA
"I have found QPASS to be very valuable! My clients really appreciate taking the test and it has brought to light new aspects of their problems."
Wallace Wolff, M.A., Therapist, Sellersville, PA
"QPASS has definitely addressed a need in the field, which is the availability of comprehensive screening questionnaires for busy clinicians."
Gareth Furber, PhD Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South Australia, Psychspash.com.
"QPASS has been very helpful in my practice as a church-based pastor of counseling. As a matter of fact, I used the QPASS this morning with one of our beloved parishioners."
Rev. Gary L. Greene,, Licensed Professional Counselor, Villa Rica, Ga
QPASS (the Quick Psychoaffective Symptoms Scan) is a self-report instrument that collects data on 105 of the most important symptoms of interest to mental health professionals in only 10 minutes. In addition to offering a comprehensive scan of psychiatric symptoms, QPASS also provides accurate measures of depression, anxiety, anger, while also screening for suicide potential and other conditions. Although designed for mental health settings, QPASS can be used in university counseling centers, pastoral counseling, physician offices, hospital ERs, crisis intervention, and in screening large populations for mental health issues after disasters. Costing less than $1 per use, QPASS can be repeatedly used in cost-effectively tracking patient progress in treatment.
The MISSION of QPASS: to place each patient's "mental health vital signs" immediately into the hands of the health care provider at the start of each treatment session. Just as a physician is provided with each patient's medical vital signs before the exam, QPASS places severity data on depression, anxiety and anger, and a wealth of other psychiatric data, into your hands before the session begins! Patients can complete the 10-minute questionnaire at home or in the clinician's waiting room.
Click SAMPLE above, and note that each of the 105 QPASS items is rated on a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (“Not at All”) to 4 (“Extremely”). QPASS responses from your client collected in your waiting room maximize the impact of each session in three ways: 1) Reduces time in assessment, allowing more time for actual therapy; 2) Focuses therapy time on the most prominent area of emotional distress; 3) Quickly flags CRITICAL symptoms not always reported in sessions: suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, phobias, spending/gambling, binging and purging.QPASS also provides symptom documentation for treatment planning, third party payments, legal protection, and clinical supervision.
- Depression-Scan (26 items)
- Anxiety-Scan (29 items)
- Anger-Scan (28 items)
- Overall severity of distress, with its Global Psychothathology Index (GPI) which helps predict treatment length.
- 5 clinical conditions: Psychoticism (6 items), Obsessive Compulsivity (5 items), Phobic Behavior (4 items), Suicide Risk (3 items) and Violence Risk (4 items).
- 22 other psychiatric symptoms, such as alcohol abuse, marijuana use, overeating, purging, spending sprees, etc. in the Red Flag Section.
- 14 subscale measures for in-depth analysis of depression, anxiety, and anger