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This assessment was an attempt to create a quick computerized version of the terminal values ("desirable end-states of existence") part of the Rokeach Value Scale (Rokeach, 1973). In the original Rokeach version, people are asked to place these 18 values in order or preference. In this assessment, clients are asked to place these values according to preference for their ideal therapist, as opposed to what their own values are. In the original version, modified for TMatch, clients were asked to put them into 3 classes of preference: most preferred, in between, and least preferred. In this version, clients are asked to put them in order, from most important to least important, but the order isn't numbered. Since there were so many other assessments that were part of the original TMatch, it was important to make each section as short and easy as possible, which is why this assessment was modified to have only the three categories. Therapists were given a similar assessment, and clients were then matched to therapists based on how much their preferences matched therapists' self-ratings.
Rokeach, M. (1973). The nature of human values. New York: Free Press.