10 Core Values of Belief Systems Analysis
This value represents a belief in a subjective reality beyond measurement or
form. This reality is seen as a “greater” reality. Values may be demonstrated
through philosophical beliefs, belief in that which may be termed
“supernatural” or that which defies strictly rational terms or even religion.
Atheists, for example, may demonstrate this value, even though they find all
organized religious dogma aversive. They would be more inclined to one
Universe versus many unrelated parts
This value represents the emphasis in life individuals place on relationships.
Those who value relationships tend to experience success as a result of
successful relationships, rather than individual effort alone. The needs of
those with which they are in relationship are paramount. Where some may
value material wealth, those who value relationships would forgo wealth
relative to the depth of relationship
Those who value harmony seek to resolve conflict through cooperative
behavior. They value that which brings wholeness by incorporating the needs
and strengths of those with whom they are in relationship
Those who value communalism honor the collective essence of the group.
Communalism values ecology and well-being of the community, as a whole.
Those who value communalism also may demonstrate the benefits of values
learned from ethnic resiliency attributes
Those who value experience tend to gather wisdom or information from
experiences. While the approval or accolades that come with competitive
advancement may be universal, the experience of achievement may also
come from an increased knowledge of self and the joy of the experience
Diunital cognition is both-and thinking. Its opposite is dichotomous or either-
or thinking. Diunital logic represents the capacity to handle paradox. Paradox
permits us to see various levels of comparison among what seems to be
difference. This permits a union of opposites such as that observed in
quantum physics where objects appear to be in two places at the same time.
A mother who has a career, a strong father who may be entry-level rank and
file at work are examples
The phrase, “No wo/man is an island,” membership in a tribe or club, and our
sense of connection to government as voters are all expressions of a value
Those who know themselves are capable of perceiving change relative to
their own experience. They do not require specific data, but rather
observational skill of their own experience, to identify change. Dowsers,
people known to have keen perception in areas such as the stock market and
other areas, and those who work in “intuitive” practices often rely on this
form of knowledge. The adage, “Wo/man, Know Thyself” is directed at
helping to develop this faculty.
Those who possess intrinsic self-worth hold themselves in high regard for
attributes not related to external criteria, such as wealth, popularity,
commonly held beliefs about beauty or other types of so-called achievement.
Those who possess a holistic worldview see complementary relationships,
honor the value in a wide variety of experiences and maintain focus in
activities which are gratifying on more than one level of perception. Systems
(for example, the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the person)
are seen as interlinked.
The intention is to use the framework of Beliefs Systems Analysis to play upon, develop, nurture, observe, and encourage resiliency attributes already present in the client’s life. i.e. Solution Focused
Treatment planning for quantifiable DSM-V diagnosis is informed by the BSAS—not an exclusion to other evidence-based disease-specific interventions.