Mervin Smucker – Scoring and Interpretation of the Post-Imagery Rescripting Questionnaire-B (PIQ-B).

Scoring and Interpretation of the PIQ-B.

The PIQ-B is administered to the client immediately after the completion of an ADULT-CHILD imagery rescripting session only. When the client’s responses to all of the PIQ-B items have been recorded, the clinician notes the items with an asterisks [*] next to them. These are the “reversed” items and are converted to “real” scores in the following manner:

Where X equals the Client Rating Score (i.e. the actual number reported on a reversed item):  The Real Item Score  = 100 – X

The Real Item Score of each item without an asterisks is the actual number reported by the client. The total PIQ-B quantitative score is the sum of all individual Real Item Scores of items 1-10. (Items A and B are not tabulated in the total score.) The total score of the PIQ-B form ranges from 0 to 1000. The higher the total score, the more acute is the degree of internalized abuse-related dysfunctionality and affective distress. At the completion of Imagery Rescripting treatment, a significant drop in the total PIQ-B score should be noted. The PIQ-B appears to have good face validity, though psychometric data are not yet available.

Mervin Smucker (2012).