Developed by Thomas M. Achenbach in the 1960s, the CBCL should be completed for children and young people (aged 1.5-17 years) by their main carer.
The Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) is one part of the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment.
It includes 100 questions that are grouped under the following syndromes:
The CBCL is administered through an online system called ASEBA-Web. It can be administered by a health or social care professional who is not necessarily a qualified clinician. A qualified psychologist should interpret the scores generated by the CBCL.