Purpose: To assess difficulties in relatedness, identity and affect control
Age: 18+ years
Time: 10-15 minutes
Administration: Individual and group
The Inventory of Altered Self-Capacities (IASC) is a self-report measure of an individual’s psychological functioning capacity in the areas of forming and maintaining meaningful relationships, creating a stable sense of personal identity and self-awareness, and the ability to modulate and tolerate negative affect.
This instrument is particularly useful with adults who have experienced significant childhood abuse or trauma. The IASC is helpful for clinicians who provide cognitive-behavioural, dialectical behaviour, and interpersonal therapy to individuals who have problems with self-regulation.
It Helps to identify targets for treatment, such as identity disturbance and affect regulation problems; predicts potential problems that may arise during psychotherapy; and provides clinical data to corroborate diagnoses, especially those involving dysfunctional personality traits or disorders.