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Survey of Guiding Principles (SGP)

The Survey of Guiding principles and supporting materials can be downloaded here (they are a bit large for this site):

The Survey of Guiding Principles (SGP) was designed to support ACT and also the behavioural components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It helps practitioners to activate value-congruent behavior in their clients.

You can find many materials at, including:

A manual and guide for using the paper and pencil version of the SGP

A card sort version of the SGP

Printable cards

Sample rating forms for using the SGP card sort in organizations and other settings


  • Williams, K., Ciarrochi, J., & Heaven, P. (2015). Relationships between valued action and well-being across the transition from high school to early adulthood. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 127-140. 
  • Veage, S., Ciarrochi, J., & Heaven, P. (2014). Value congruence, importance and success in the workplace: Links with well-being and burnout amongst mental health practitioners. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3(4), 258-264.
  • Veage, S., Ciarrochi, J., & Heaven, P.C.L. (2011). Importance, Pressure, and Success: Dimensions of Values and their Links to Personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1180-1185.

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