BDI - Beck Depression Inventory (the original, public-domain release)
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This is the world-famous BDI for assessing depression levels.  It was never intended to be a diagnostic tool, but you can get symptom indicators.  This tool is intended for SP clinicians and NOT intended for research use (better to use the BDI-II, which is copywritten).  It's simply a quick way for a clinician to get some data about the client's level of depression, areas of focus, and talking points.  It provides useful information for creating a treatment plan.  Health plans LOVE IT when you include these assessments with the client's record as part of a clinical review.  It validates a course of treatment and may assist in helping you get on-going reimbursement for treatment.  To download the PDF file, click here.









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    Zoey Faught, MA, LMHC

    Is this a template or one you created yourself? how can I access it without having to create it myself?

    Is this a template or one you created yourself? how can I access it without having to create it myself?

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    Ryan Buchmann

    I created this myself.  Keep in mind, this is the BDI, not the BDI-II (which is the most current).  BDI-II is copywritten, so you must buy it from Pearson Clinical.  But the original BDI is in the public domain.  In order for you to access this BDI template, it must be uploaded into the shared template library.  Someone at Simple Practice must do this and this requires an approval process.  I just uploaded this about a week ago, so it may be a bit before it becomes available.  

    I created this myself.  Keep in mind, this is the BDI, not the BDI-II (which is the most current).  BDI-II is copywritten, so you must buy it from Pearson Clinical.  But the original BDI is in the public domain.  In order for you to access this BDI template, it must be uploaded into the shared template library.  Someone at Simple Practice must do this and this requires an approval process.  I just uploaded this about a week ago, so it may be a bit before it becomes available.  

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    Jason Levin

    Thank you!  Can't wait for this to be approved.

    Thank you!  Can't wait for this to be approved.

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    Catherine Aisner

    Thanks, Ryan!  Much appreciated

    Thanks, Ryan!  Much appreciated

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    Michelle Massi

    omg this is amazing.  I am currently typing it into my SP version now.  

    omg this is amazing.  I am currently typing it into my SP version now.  

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    Eve Schutt

    Thanks for doing the workof typing it in.

     

    Thanks for doing the workof typing it in.

     

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    Tara Joiner, LPC #67179

    Simple Practice needs to hire you Ryan! You have come up with so many great templates! We all want them available in SP so I say they save time and just pay you to do it for them! ;) Thanks for sharing all of them!

    Edited by Tara Joiner, LPC #67179

    Simple Practice needs to hire you Ryan! You have come up with so many great templates! We all want them available in SP so I say they save time and just pay you to do it for them! ;) Thanks for sharing all of them!

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    Beverly Dean

    yes, this would be great! i hope it gets added as a tool.

    yes, this would be great! i hope it gets added as a tool.

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    J T SMITH

    It would be a beneficial tool.

    It would be a beneficial tool.

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    Pamela K. Smith. LPC

    This would be a GREAT tool!!!

    This would be a GREAT tool!!!

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    Heather Cody

    Is there an automatic scoring system?

     

    Is there an automatic scoring system?

     

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    Ryan Buchmann

    At this time, there is no way to automatically score the tool after it is used.  The template simply presents the data in a format that makes it easy for the client to answer the questions.  You will have to do the scoring yourself.  Simple Practice MAY be in the process of creating a template that will include a feature by which scoring can be completed.  But as of this writing, no such feature exists.

    At this time, there is no way to automatically score the tool after it is used.  The template simply presents the data in a format that makes it easy for the client to answer the questions.  You will have to do the scoring yourself.  Simple Practice MAY be in the process of creating a template that will include a feature by which scoring can be completed.  But as of this writing, no such feature exists.