- It is crucial that clinicians look for vitality or intention in a person’s actions during therapy.
- Clinicians would do well to explore if clients are indifferent about their behaviors and their life’s plans.
- Sometimes, unclear values lead to a greater struggle in therapy. Clients might articulate not having values because they’re afraid they will be judged.
In this training for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy case conceptualization, we’ll look at the converse relationship between values clarification and lack of values clarity. This training will be divided into two parts because a following training will show the converse relationship between values and dominance of pliance, avoidant tracking and problematic augmenting.
But let’s talk about clear values first. This domain on the Inflexahex case conceptualization form focuses on the struggles and obstacles clients have regarding what they want their life to be about. The therapist is looking for statements and behaviors indicating a lack of vitality or intention.
When a client discusses indifference towards their own lifestyle or that they feel aimless or like they’re on a treadmill, the therapist can note the client’s inability to contact personal guiding principles.