HiTOP Measurement

Existing classification systems, such as the DSM and ICD, have long been noted for shortcomings that detract from their value in applied and research settings. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP; Kotov et al., 2017) is the product of a large, grass-roots consortium of mental health researchers who have come together to build a psychiatric classification system that is rooted in the quantitative classification tradition.  The HiTOP consortium was organized in 2015 and has evolved to include a diverse group of psychologists and psychiatrists. HiTOP now has over 140 members.

Here in the 3PL, we host the HiTOP Measures Development Workgroup and are heavily involved in the coordination and development of tools to measure the HiTOP model.  This page serves as a place to disseminate information about the measure and, eventually, the measure itself.  We plan to have a research version complete by the end 2021 and a clinical version by the end of 2022.

We recently held a virtual HiTOP Measurement Mini-Conference (April 19, 2021).  The conference schedule and talks are posted below.

HiTOP Measures Development Mini-conference Schedule (4/19/2021)

Session 1 — Workgroup Progress, Plans, and Future Directions:

Session 2 — Short Forms, Spectrum Scales, and Other Forms of the Measure:

Session 3 — Clinical Utility Discussion:

Session 4: — Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HiTOP Measurement:

Session 5 — Measurement vs. Revisions of the Model: