Sign In   
Sign In        


Coping Responses Inventory

Rudolf H. Moos, PhD

Helps you identify and monitor coping strategies in youth (ages 12–18 years) and adults (ages 18 years and older)
Paper and pencil, E-Manual
Age range:
12 years to 90 years
10–15 minutes; 5 minutes to score
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

A brief self-report inventory, the CRI identifies the cognitive and behavioral responses an individual used to cope with a recent problem or stressful situation.

Forms are customized to your client’s age

  • The CRI–Adult is for clients older than 18 years of age; the CRI–Youth is for clients ages 12–18 years. Each has its own manual and set of forms.
  • The Actual Form surveys the individual’s actual coping behavior, whereas the Ideal Form surveys preferred coping styles. The Ideal Form may be used to compare actual and preferred coping styles, to set treatment goals, and to monitor progress.
  • Both forms are written at a 6th-grade reading level.

Identify strategies and monitor treatment

  • Helps you identify and monitor coping strategies in adults and adolescents, develop better clinical case descriptions, and plan and evaluate the outcome of treatment.
  • Eight scales cover the areas of approach coping styles (Logical Analysis, Positive Reappraisal, Seeking Guidance and Support, and Problem Solving) and avoidant coping styles (Cognitive Avoidance, Acceptance or Resignation, Seeking Alternative Rewards, and Emotional Discharge).
  • An excellent resource for clinicians and for researchers involved in teaching, research, and/or grant writing, the manual supplement includes a review of studies that have utilized the CRI to examine coping and well-being in children, adolescents, and adults.