The following modules appear in the PRISM-CV-IV interview:

  1. Overview
  2. Substance Screening: alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, sedatives, stimulants, opiates, other drugs
  3. Abuse and Dependence
  4. Pathological Gambling
  5. Major Depression
  6. Dysthymia
  7. Mania and Hypomania
  8. Cyclothymia
  9. Psychosis
  10. Suicidality
  11. Specific Phobia
  12. Social Phobia
  13. Panic Disorder
  14. Agoraphobia
  15. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  16. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  17. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  18. Anorexia
  19. Bulimia
  20. Antisocial Personality Disorder
  21. Borderline Personality Disorder
  22. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  23. Interviewer Observations
Specific modules can be selected at the beginning of the interview, or programmed to suit your needs beforehand.

PRISM Modules

Screen Layout

The interviewer interface is purposefully spare so as not to be confusing to the interviewer.

PRISM Layout

Diagnostic Report

A diagnostic report is automatically generated and appears on the screen at the conclusion of the interview.

A substance-induced specifier is provided for those diagnostic categories whose symptoms can mimic intoxication and withdrawal symptoms, resulting in difficulty determining whether a disorder is primary or substance-induced. Special probes are provided in the following sections to assist with this differentiation.

Diagnostic Report

Diagnoses are given for the following timeframes:

Diagnostic categoryTimeframes
Substance abuse and dependencePast 30 days, Current (last 12 months), Past (prior to last 12 months), Lifetime
Major DepressionPast 2 weeks, Past Year, Prior to the Past Year, Lifetime
Dysthymia, Mania, Hypomania, Cyclothymia, Pathological Gambling, ADHD, Psychotic, Anxiety, Eating, and Personality DisordersPast 30 days, Past Year, Prior to the Past Year, Lifetime

The PRISM-CV-IV package includes:

PRISM-CV-IV Interview
The PRISM-CV-IV interview was programmed using Blaise®, a powerful interviewing system for Windows®. The interview is set up to run with no additional software but an annual Blaise® license is required to run the PRISM-CV on your computer and for each additional data collection workstation. For more information about Blaise®, contact or visit

PRISM-CV-IV Codebook
The PRISM-CV-IV codebook includes variables for all interview questions as well as created and diagnostic variables.

PRISM-CV-IV Training Manual
A comprehensive guide to PRISM diagnostic concepts, structure, and conventions that will help users attain competence in the administration of the PRISM-CV-IV in order to accurately arrive at diagnoses.

PRISM-CV-IV User Guide
A step-by-step User Guide provides instructions for installing the PRISM-CV-IV Interview, navigating the PRISM-CV-IV interface, selecting interview sections, starting and saving an interview, generating a diagnosis report, and exporting data.

SAS® programs to export PRISM-CV-IV data
Programs are included to export interview data to a SAS® data set. From SAS®, the data can be exported to any statistical program of your choice.

Training and Certification

PRISM-CV Training


PRISM-CV-IV Package$1,800
PRISM-CV-IV Training Workshop (2 days of training plus review of 1 training interview)$3,000
Additional Review of Training Interview$200