BRACE Free Downloads

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The basic instructions for completing the BRACE Character Profile® input ratings are at the top of the input rating form. In addition to generating the basic graphics for the BRACE Character Profile®, the Microsoft Excel template includes color coded correlation charts for several prototypical types (DSM-IV-TR™ personality disorders, 40-point Hare PCL-R, Asperger’s Disorder) that can be used for analysis. First complete the input ratings as instructed and enter the 75 ratings into the Raw Data Entry page of the Microsoft Office Excel template. Save the new file as a Microsoft Excel Workbook with a new file name. Click on the Cover Page tab at the bottom of the page. On the Cover Page, double click on row 14 to enter the identifier (name or file number) for the person rated. This identifier should be short as possible, but no more than 9 consecutive spaces. This identifier will automatically appear on the graphics and charts throughout the spreadsheet. Next, double click on row 15/16 on the Cover Page to enter any other optional information, such as the date rated and by whom, or a longer case identifier. This information will only appear on the Cover Page as entered. Refer to the BRACE Character Profile® Manual for additional information and interpretive guidelines.

See the BRACE® Services page and the BRACE® FAQ pages on this site for additional information about the BRACE® model, the BRACE Character Profile® and the BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile.

1. BRACE Character Profile® Manual 2011 (PDF), a copy of the BRACE Character Profile® input rating form (PDF), and the Microsoft Excel template for generating the standard BRACE Character Profile® graphics and correlations with the DSM-IV-TR™ personality disorders, a prototypical 40-point Hare PCL-R, and a prototypical Asperger's Disorder, plus an additional analysis aide correlation chart to which 12 additional characters or types can be added for automatic correlation with the primary character or type rated. The manual includes basic rating and analysis procedures, profiles of prototypical types (all ten DSM-IV-TR™ personality disorders, 40-point Hare PCL-R, DSM-III-R Sadistic Personality Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, ADHD), and links to online profiles and other BRACE¨ resources. The BRACE Character Profile® is designed for use by professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, writers, attorneys, private investigators, law enforcement) and amateurs (victims, parents, spouses, fiancés) to profile patterns of maladaptive thought, behavior and motivation.

BRACE Character Profile® Manual 2011(PDF)
BRACE Character Profile® input rating form (PDF)
BRACE Character Profile® graphics and charts (Excel template) - UPDATE

2. BRACE® and DSM (PowerPoint presentation):

This PowerPoint presentation includes a slide show and note page views. It includes an overview of the rationale for the BRACE® model, the BRACE Character Profile®, and applications of the BRACE Character Profile® to prototypical types, including the DSM-IV-TR™ personality disorders and a 40-point Hare PCL-R.

BRACE® and DSM (PowerPoint)

3. BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile Manual (PDF) and Microsoft Excel template for generating BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile reports and graphics. The BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile is a simple yet sophisticated assessment device designed for ongoing active treatment in developmental, mental health, educational, and correctional programs (e.g., therapeutic horticulture, any type of vocational or activity program). It also profiles maladaptive behavior for functional analysis and behavior problem solving. The optional Microsoft Excel program is for generating data based reports with graphics (baseline, progress reports, entry-exit comparisons). The BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile form is available in PDF and Word formats to allow for local revisions. There are three sample cases.

BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile Manual (PDF)
BRACE® Work Adjustment Profile reports and graphics (Excel template)
BRACE® Work Adjustment form (PDF)
BRACE® Work Adjustment form (Word Template)
Sample Case X
Sample Case Y
Sample Case Z

4. The BRACE® Model (PDF) is an introduction to the Behavioral Relativity and Cognitive Economics model of basic human nature.

BRACE® Model (PDF)

5. Articles and Sample Profiles (PDF format):

BRACE Character Profile® of a prototypical Antisocial Personality Disorder (DSM-IV-TR™ 301.7) (PDF)

BRACE Character Profile® of a prototypical Psychopath (40-point Hare PCL-R) (PDF)

A BRACE Character Profile® Analysis of Asperger’s Disorder related to General Criminal Conduct Psychopathy, and Serial Homicide (PDF)

The BRACE Character Profile® for Investigators: How to Warm Up Cold Cases (PDF)

A BRACE Character Profile® Psychological Autopsy of Richard Kuklinski, The Iceman (PDF)

6. The BRACE Character Profile® Applied to Interview, Interrogation, Negotiation, and Profiling
Profile any known or well conceptualized individual in order to improve related decision-making and outcomes. In combination, the following four downloads provide a cognitive-behavioral-motivational profile of any well known or well conceptualized person, dead or alive, real or fictional (UNSUB, suspect, terrorist, world leader, historical character), and result in interpersonal guidelines for goal oriented interaction. Designed particularly for criminal justice professionals, this step-by-step program package requires minimal training. It informs approaches to interviewing, interrogation, negotiation, and informs a task force’s problem-solving. It includes 1) Step-by-step Instructions (PDF), 2) BRACE Character Profile™ input form (PDF), 3) Microsoft Excel for generating basic graphics and color coded correlation charts for prototypical types (DSM-IV-TR™ personality disorders, 40-point Hare PCL-R, Asperger’s Disorder), and 4) 22 slide PowerPoint presentation for interaction guidelines in “good cop-bad cop” role playing format.

I and I Steps (PDF)
I and I Input Form (PDF)
I and I Graphics and Charts generator (Excel)
I and I Interaction Guidelines (PowerPoint)

7. Type A, Type B, and Type C of the BRACE Character Profile® (PDF)
A detailed description of the three prototypical character types (Types A, B & C) of the BRACE Character Profile® in same format as the DSM-IV-TR™ personality disorders. (PDF)

Types ABC (PDF)

8. BRACE Character Profile® Character Types and Variables of interest to LE (PowerPoint)
A 54 slide PowerPoint presentation with variables of interest to Law Enforcement for each of the BRACE Character Profile® prototypical types: Pre-crime Variables, Criminal Conduct, Types of Victims, Crime Scene & Post-crime Variables, Types of Weapons & Victim Injuries, Disposing of the Body, Types of Predators Attracted, Types of Predators Attracted to, Haunts, Types of Transportation, Types of Friends & Associates, Seen By Others As, Self-Concept, Sees Others As, Type of Sex Offender, Consequences, Miscellaneous. Note that the content of this PowerPoint is also in Appendix E of the BRACE Character Profile® Manual: Variables of Interest to Law Enforcement.

Types ABC Crime Variables (PowerPoint)

9. A Validity Test of the BRACE Character Profile™ (PDF)
Article from the Masters' Advocate (Newsletter of the Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology), Volume 15, Number 2, May-June, 2008, 11-12: Based on the author's request, John Douglas, Criminal Profiler, Ex-Chief FBI Investigative Support Unit and New York Times Best-Selling Author, was gracious enough to complete the seventy-five input ratings for a BRACE Character Profile on any well known criminal of his choice. The resulting profile was analyzed by the author as an “Unknown Subject” or “UNSUB”

A Validity Test of the BRACE Character Profile™ (PDF)