Dedicated to the use of evidence-based assessments
to improve the care of
traumatized children and their families

About Us

Behavioral Health Innovations, LLC is dedicated to the development and use of evidence-based assessments and interventions to improve services and treatment outcomes for traumatized children and their families.


Alan Steinberg Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer


Robert Pynoos M.D.

Chief Medical Officer


Jim Huser

Chief Operating Officer


Christopher Layne PH.D.

Science Advisor


Julie Kaplow PH.D., A.B.P.P.

Science Advisor

UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5

The UCLA PTSD Reaction Index for DSM-5 provides a structure for making a comprehensive evaluation of trauma history and an assessment of the full range of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress symptoms among school-age children and adolescents.

Trauma History Profile

The Trauma History Profile section is used to gather information about history of exposure to a wide range of traumatic events.

Trauma Details

The Trauma Details section is used to obtain additional information about specific details of the traumatic experience, whether the child/adolescent was a victim, witness or learned about the trauma, and the age(s) over which the trauma occurred.

PTSD Symptom Scale

The PTSD Symptom Scale and the Frequency Rating Sheet are used to rate the number of days in the past month that the child/adolescent experienced each PTSD symptom.

Distress and Impairment in Functioning

The Distress and Impairment in Functioning section is used to rate whether the PTSD symptoms cause significant distress and problems in relationships at home, in school, with peers, and in development.

Scoring Program

The data entry and analysis software generate a symptom severity profile that helps to determinate whether DSM-5 criteria for PTSD and Dissociative Subtype are met.

PTSD Reaction Index Symptom Analysis

The PTSD Reaction Index provides an easy to follow pictorial symptom profile that helps clinicians with case conceptualization, treatment planning, and monitoring outcome.

Reaction Index for DSM-5
(Child/Adolescent Version)

  • Child/Adolescent Self-Report
  • Scoring Program

Reaction Index for DSM-5
(Parent/Caregiver Version)

  • Parent/Caregiver Report of Child/Adolescent

Reaction Index for DSM-5
(Age 6 and Younger Version)

  • Parent/Caregiver Report of Children Age 6 and Younger

UCLA PCBD Checklist

The UCLA PCBD Checklist is a 39-item instrument designed to assess DSM-5 proposed criteria for Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder. The Checklist covers symptoms of Category B (e.g., intense longing, sorrow, and emotional pain; preoccupation with the circumstances of the death), and Category C-Reactive Distress to the Death (e.g., disbelief, maladaptive appraisals, avoidance of loss reminders); and Social/Identity Disruption (e.g., feeling that life is meaningless, confusion about one’s role in life). The PCBD Checklist includes a single-page scoring sheet and a detailed test administration manual.

Bereavement Details

This section is used to gather information about the person who died, relationship to the person who died, and how the person died.

PCBD Symptom Scale

The PCBD Symptom Scale is used to gather information about the range of reactions comprising Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder.

PCBD Rating Sheet

The frequency rating sheet is used to rate how often the symptom occurred in the past month.

PCBD Manual

The PCBD Manual provides information on the administration and scoring of the PCBD Checklist.

UCLA PCBD Checklist
(Youth Version)

  • Checklist
  • Test Administration Manual

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index or PCBD Checklist, or need assistance with the purchase of your license, please contact us.


PO Box 642852
11270 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064-9998


All questions regarding training opportunities for the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index or the PCBD checklist should be addressed to

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