"Values clarification is an essential component of acceptance-based behavior analytic practice. The Compass Card sorting task yields three distinct values classes, those linked to problem solving, and those shaped through social expectations, and a remaining group that appears largely independent of these two. I find the Compass Card procedure useful in helping clients differentiate among these three values classes and to notice the experiential shift that occurs respective to each class. Further, in terms of process-dialectics, the Compass Card sorting task helps elucidate and expose core dialectical tensions (desire / suffering) and life-struggles implicated in the core values the client desires most."
John McNeill, PsyD
Director, Community Practicum Training
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
University of Denver
"I have used the Life Compass Cards with many of my clients and have found them extraordinarily helpful for providing clarity, direction, and purpose both at the start of treatment and any time I feel stuck."
Michael Stein, Psy.D.
"I have found the Compass Cards to be extremely useful in helping my clients to discover specific aspects of their lives and qualities of living that really matter to them. They provide a practical and engaging way to approach the topic of “values”, emphasized in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I highly recommend this clinical tool to colleagues and students."
Arnica Buckner, PhD