The Arno Profile Temperament Testing (APS) is used in conjunction with Christian-centered therapy. It is a powerful tool that measures and identifies the client?s temperament in three different areas; Inclusion, Control, and Affection. Inclusion is a person?s social orientation and intellectual energies. Control is a person?s willingness or unwillingness to make decisions for self and others. It determines whether an individual is independent (a leader) or dependent (a follower). Affection measures a person?s interaction in deep relationships.
Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno developed this therapeutic procedure over a seven-year study through systematic research with over 5000 individuals. Their objectives were to base it on Scripture, to save clients and counselors precious time, and to produce effective, positive, and more immediate results with those being counseled.
This temperament profile has been proven highly successful in clinical studies. The counselor gains insight into the behavior tendencies of the client and then uses this evaluation to help each person understand his inborn temperament. This assessment clearly measures the strengths and weaknesses within a person?s temperament and therefore has been a proven tool to help people with personal growth issues and to help improve relationship dynamics. In using this profile, consideration is given to learned behavior, personality, family of origin, and birth order, as well as the individual?s relationship with God.