Eleven ways the BASIS-A Inventory can provide a base for understanding
are presented below. Common to all these uses is the idea that the
BASIS-A furnishes a starting point to increase awareness.
Increases Self-Understanding. An individual may take the
BASIS-A to more clearly understand how early childhood experiences relate
to current functioning.
Helps Specify a Treatment Plan. The BASIS-A information in
conjunction with other instruments and clinical judgment can lead to a focused
treatment plan which can shorten the number of therapy sessions.
Facilitates the Counseling Session. The BASIS-A Inventory can
help the counselor initially establish rapport with the client and understand
Provides Information Augmenting Other Psychological Test Data.
Accounting for additional information not contained in other psychological tests
becomes a persuasive rationale for adding the BASIS-A Inventory to an
existing battery of tests.
Helps in the Supervision of Counselors in Training. From the
supervisee's BASIS-A profiles, the supervisor can provide interpretations
to help the supervisee further understand interaction with clients, practicum
site dynamics, and supervisor/supervisee relationships.
Encourages Action Research. The BASIS-A Inventory can help
facilitate research by providing systematic observations that are available in a
quick and easy-to-use format.
Provides an Exercise for Workshops in Business and Government. In
workshops in organizational settings the BASIS-A Inventory can assist
users in more fully understanding the relationship of personal styles to
leadership, management, and communication.
Teaches Adlerian Principles. Relationships on the BASIS-A
Inventory have been shown to exist between a person's perceptions of early
childhood and current functioning as measured by a wide variety of psychological
tests and various behavioral measures.
Provides Instructional Material for Parent Education Groups. The
BASIS-A Inventory can be used in parent education groups to explicate the
relationship between childhood experiences and current parenting practices.
Helps Teachers Understand Their Teaching Style. Teachers who score
high on the Taking Charge scale tend to prefer a classroom style that is less
democratic. Research on the instrument seems to validate how personal styles
impact teachers' discipline and instructional styles.
Helps Supervisors in Organizations.The BASIS-A Inventory may be
used to help assist supervisors understand effective ways of providing feedback
and motivating subordinates.