Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation

Assess an individual's thoughts, attitudes and intentions regarding suicide

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  • Kits

    Starter & complete kits, print & digital

    1 option

    From AUD 301.73
  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

    3 options

    From AUD 4.51
  • Support materials

    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

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    From AUD 165.55
  • All products

    All tests and materials offered for BSS

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  • BSS Complete Kit
    0158018443 Qualification Level B


    • Manual
    • 25 Record Forms

    AUD 301.73

  • BSS Manual (Digital)
    9780150180036 Qualification Level B

    Read only, cannot be printed

    AUD 165.55

  • BSS Q-global Interpretive Report
    63275 Qualification Level B

    A usage includes administration, scoring and reporting

    Administration Options:
    ROSA - Remote On-screen Administration
    OSA - On-screen Administration
    ME - Manual Entry

    The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset, a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

    AUD 4.51

  • BSS Q-global Unlimited-Use Scoring 1 Year Subscription
    63275C Qualification Level B

    1 Year Subscription (per user) for generating reports administered using paper forms

    Administration Options:
    ME - Manual Entry

    The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset, a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

    AUD 49.72

  • BSS Record Forms
    015801846X Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    AUD 138.38


Publication date:
Completion time:
5 to 10 minutes
Individual; Q-global® administration, scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring
Age range:
17 years and older
Qualification level:

Product Details

The Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS) is a valuable tool for clinicians to examine suicidal intent in patients. Developed for use with patients of 17 years and over, the BSS provides a good starting point for a clinician's more detailed examination of a patient's suicidal intent.

The BSS is also useful for monitoring suicide ideation of patients who are known to be at risk for suicide

The Manual provides data on both in-patients and outpatients. The BSS items correlate highly with items that relate to suicide on the other Beck Scales:

Internal Screening Component saves time. The Scale is made up of 21 items and can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes. Two of the questions on the Scale are designed to function as an internal screening component. This component saves time and reduces the intrusiveness of the questionnaire for patients who are non-suicidal.
Useful in Therapy and Training. The BSS has been used extensively at the Centre for Cognitive Therapy for the past 15 years. It can be effective as a tool for clinicians to examine suicidal intent and as a teaching guide. 

Reliability Information:

Average reliability coefficient: .90 (Inpatient), .87 (Outpatient)
Test-retest reliability: .54

This product is also available to level M users.

Now Available on Q-global

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

On-Screen Administration (OSA)

Your clients can complete these assessment online through Q-global. Alternatively, your client can complete the assessment in paper-pencil format, and their responses can then be data-entered into Q-global for scoring and report generation. On Screen Administrations are proctored (supervised) unless specifically indicated.

Remote On-Screen Administration (ROSA)
These assessments can be emailed to clients, teachers, or parents, so that the assessment can be completed at their own location. These assessments are not proctored (supervised).



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