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Temperament Therapy

What is it?


This tool was developed over several years of research by the National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) as part of a healing process based on Scripture. In-depth studies were conducted on all currently available behavioral inventories.


Their goal was to:


  1. Increase the effectiveness of the counseling process

  2. Measure the percentage of success within a controlled environment

  3. Develop an accurate process for initial identification of a counselee’s God-given temperament 


N.C.C.A. researchers selected and adapted the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation Behavior (FIRO-B) created by American psychologist Will Shutz as its initial measuring device or questionnaire. Originally called the Temperament Analysis Profile or T.A.P., the name was changed by the N.C.C.A. in 2000 to the Arno Profile System or A.P.S. in honor of its developers.


How does it work?


The A.P.S. Response Form is an 18-item questionnaire that takes 8-10 minutes to complete. When completed your responses will be analyzed and an A.P.S. Profile System report is created for you.


What will it tell me?


Your A.P.S. report reveals your God-given temperament. It guides us in helping you discover who God made you to be in order to fulfill his calling and purpose for your life. When completed as described, the questionnaire measures your needs, natural traits, strengths, and weaknesses according to your God-given temperament. These will be identified in the computerized Arno Profile System report which will be used to help you better understand why you do what you do. Research has shown this report to have a 95.7% accuracy rate.


How can it help me?                  


The Profile will help you better understand yourself and to identify your individual needs. When your needs are not being met in a Godly and/or healthy way you will experience stress and anxiety. Other possible symptoms include:


  • Depressed Mood

  • Dissatisfaction

  • Loneliness

  • Fear

  • Frustration

  • Marriage and Family Problems

  • Poor Work Performance

  • Exhaustion

  • Inter-/Intrapersonal Conflicts


Using Temperament Therapy in the counseling process will help you restore balance and minimize or eliminate these symptoms. This model has a 93% success rate.

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