- ACER Press has just
published Beth A Stone’s The Pictured Feelings Instrument
(PFI), based on a validated Nonverbal Vocabulary of 26 Feelings
for use with children, adolescents and adults [validated for
5 – 65 year olds] for use in clinical /counselling practice,
assessment, education/ training, and research.
The PFI is a multipurpose nonverbal communication instrument
- The 26 PFI Cards: validated line drawings of facial
and body expressions of 26 specific feelings, such as
happy, sad, angry, victim, left-out, confused and loving.
- An 80 page Manual with 7 photocopiable Interview / Answer
Forms for 7 purposes, such as: Frequency and Intensity
of Feelings; Feeing recognition [E.I.] Relationship work;
Body Image work.
- Normative data; Directions for use; Case Studies and
Examples; and On-going Research.
Each picture was created to be specific as to the feeling
expressed but vague as to age, gender or ethnicity so as to
cross the boundaries of culture and individual differences.
The PFI has high validity across English speakers 5-65 years
of age. Age differences were found for four pictured feelings.
No differences were found for gender, occupation, language
spoken at home or ethnic background. There was also high validity
for a Spanish sample.
It is currently being used in general clinical/ counseling
practice, for assessment at Redbank House, Westmead Hospital;
in private practice with adults and children; and in research
at St Vincent's hospital for medical/ surgical patients, and
in ongoing research on PTSD.
The PFI was published in October 2004, and presented at the
Australian Psychological Society Conference in Sydney.
The PFI can be purchased at the ACER Online Shop