by Everett L. Shostrom
  • Forms: Male and Female
  • Range: Adult
  • Length: 83 items, each requiring two responses
  • Norms: Adult
  • Administration Time: 30 – 45 minutes
  • Scoring Options: Hand-scoring with overlay keys

Help Your Clients Understand and Improve Their Relationships

The Caring Relationship Inventory (CRI) measures the essential elements of caring (or love) in heterosexual relationships. The Inventory is based on studies of successfully married couples, troubled couples in therapy, and divorced couples. The CRI generally decreases the amount of diagnostic time needed for couples therapy.

CRI Scales

Affection
A helpful, nurturing form of love characterized by the love of a parent for a child.

Friendship
A peer love based on appreciation of common interests.

Eros
A possessive, romantic form of love.

Deficiency Love
An exploiting, manipulating form of love.

Empathy
A charitable, altruistic form of love.

Self-love
The ability to accept oneself with strengths and weaknesses.

Being-love
An admiring, respectful form of love.

Prices


CRI Materials


Item Code & Quantity Price
Booklets (Female)
(Male)
CRI-AHS-025-F
CRI-AHS-025-M
$
$
27.25
27.25
Profile Sheets (expendable) CRI-PRO-050 $ 17.50
Hand-Scoring Stencils (Set of 7) CRI-KEY $ 29.50
Manual CRI-MAN $ 6.75
Specimen Set (Manual and one copy of all forms) CRI-SPC $ 12.00

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