(PPCP) Parent Perception of Child Profile

Elicits Extensive Portrait of a Parent’s Knowledge and Understanding of a Specific Child.

Barry Bricklin, Ph.D.

Gail Elliot, Ph.D.

Elicits Extensive Portrait of a Parent’s Knowledge and Understanding of a Specific Child.


Reflects The Sensitivity And Effectiveness With Which A Parent Responds To Typical Childcare Situations.

The PPCP


The PPCP elicits an extensive portrait of a parent’s knowledge and understanding of a specific child. It helps the Evaluator assess the degree to which a parent’s perception: (1) are accurate; (2) compare to other sources; (3) reflect genuine interest in a child. The PPCP also assesses the irritability potential of a parent towards a specific child.

The Parent Perception of Child Profile offers a parent an opportunity to express what he or she knows about a particular child in a wide variety of important life areas. Responses are gathered in eight categories: Interpersonal Relations; Daily Routine; Health History; Developmental History; School History; Fears; Personal Hygiene; and Communication Style.

The PPCP can be Evaluator-administered or self-administered.

When Evaluator-administered, because of the large number of life-areas it samples, and by virtue of the detailed nature of its questions, the PPCP can serve as a springboard for the parent to express attitudes and feelings not only about the child, but about every person who, and activity which, plays any role whatsoever in the child’s life.

Summary of PPCP Uses

  1. The PPCP provides a way to gather and organize a parent’s stated perceptions of his or her child in a wide variety of critical life-situations.
  2. The PPCP, when Evaluator-administered, affords a parent the opportunity to express attitudes and feelings toward just about every facet of the child’s life.
  3. The PPCP provides a framework for the Evaluator to assess the accuracy with which a parent perceives a child. (Four are discussed in the PPCP DIRECTIONS.)
  4. A main use of the PPCP is to compare the responses of selected respondents, e.g., the two parents. Comparisons can be made in several ways, including accuracy and depth of knowledge in any given life area, especially one (or several) deemed critical to a particular child, and the feelings and attitudes expressed.

Another important comparison can be made when it is suspected that a separated or divorced parent is attempting to gain extended custody not out of genuine interest, but because his or her own parent, the child’s grandparent, wants more time with the child. In these situations, one is typically dealing with a parent who picks up the child for his or her visit, and delivers the child immediately to some other caretaker (usually the grandparent, but it may be a girlfriend or a childless babysitter who likes being with the child).

Administering the PPCP to the suspected real caretaker will show a performance on this person’s part vastly superior to that of the secretly disinterested parent.

Another creative use would be in a situation where one parent claims that either a babysitter (or a companion) with the other parent is not a good caretaker. The PPCP can be used to forge a win-win solution, by either disproving the allegation or at the very last red-flagging areas of weakness which can be strengthened.

PARENT PERCEPTION OF CHILD PROFILE (PPCP) VP104

Contains: PPCP Directions Booklet, 8 Q-Books, 8 Recall Worksheets, 8 PPCP Summary Sheets, “Answer” Pen (black), “Other Source” Pen (red), Author Contact Number, Update Service.

PPCP Kit (VP104): $289



Additional Q-Books (each Q-Book comes with a Recall Worksheet and a Summary Sheet):

10 for $159
20 for $219
30 for $289 

PPCP Directions: $149

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