The following are validated, self-report assessments that you can take and share with your therapist.
If you’d like more information about what a validated, self-report assessment is, I’ve broken it down in this post.
Each assessment will display your score at the end. Based on that score, it will share whether your behaviors could be problematic. Even if your final score is not in the problematic range, it is recommended that you speak with a trained professional about the concerns that brought you here.
To further assist your therapist a link to your results will be provided on the results page. Simply copy that link and send it via email.
How we handle your self-report assessments data:
Your results are stored anonymously and not linked via your IP address, or any other means of identifying you.
We will not be able to retrieve results for you if you take the assessment and don’t save the results link.
Self-Report Assessments: Psychosexual
Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD-19)
The CSBD-19 is the go to professional screening test for concerns about your sexual behavior and compulsivity.
It is used for diagnosing the ICD-11 recognized compulsive sexual behavior disorder.
It is ranked using a 4-point Likert scale with potential scores ranging from 19 to 76. 19 being the lowest amount of compulsivity relating to your sexual behaviors and 76 being the highest.
Cyber Pornography Addiction Test (CYPAT)
The Cyber Pornography Addiction Test (CYPAT) is used to quantify the impact online pornography is having on your life. The CYPAT is a brief, self-report composed of 11 items scored on a five-point Likert scale.
The assessment defines internet pornography addiction as: intrusive behaviors such as viewing, downloading and trading online pornography or engagement in adult fantasy role-play.
Scores range from 11 to 55, 11 being the lowest risk of online pornography addiction and 55 being the highest indicator of online pornography addiction.
Hypersexual Behavior Inventory (HBI-19)
The HBI-19 is used to determine whether sexual behaviors should be classified as hypersexual. The HBI-19 is a 19 question, self-report screen scale scored on a five-point Likert scale.
Scores range from 19 to 95. 19 is the lowest likelihood of having hypersexual tendencies. 95 is the highest indicator that sexual activities are or could have a detrimental impact.
The Sexual Symptom Assessment Scale (SSAS)
The SSAS is a self-rated scale designed to measure symptoms of compulsive sexual behavior causing distress or impairment including:
- Excessive sexual thoughts
- Sexual urges
- Sexual activities
Potential scores range from 0 to 48. 0 being the lowest risk of compulsive or hypersexual behavior. 48 being the highest risk of compulsive sexual behaviors negatively impacting your life.
Self-Report Assessments: General Psychological
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Questionnaire
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Questionnaire is a self-report measure to identify childhood experiences of abuse and neglect. The ACE is a 10 question assessment of yes or no questions. Each yes is assigned a numerical value of 1.
Potential scores range for 0 to 10, 0 being the lowest risk for mental or physical health consequences from childhood trauma, 10 being the highest likelihood of childhood trauma having mental and physical health effects.
Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20)
The Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) is a 20-item, self-report questionnaire. It is designed to measure the difficulty an individual has identifying and describing emotions. In independent studies, the scale has been found to be stable and repeatable across clinical and non-clinical populations.
The scale is designed for adults (age 16+) of average or higher intelligence and measures three factors:
- Difficulty Identifying Feelings
- Difficulty Describing Feelings
- Externally-Oriented Thinking
It is scored on a 5-point Likert scale with potential scores ranging from 20-100 and lower scores indicating reduced impairment/challenges.