Phase III:


This begins the reduction in treatment intensity. During

this time the counselor’s primary objective is to assess

the family’s ability to generalize their learned behaviors

into the home, school, and community arenas. A full

assessment of the family’s educational and vocation

needs is completed and appropriate referrals are made.


This is also where the family begin to establish clearly

developed long-term goals. As with the previous short-

term goals, the long-term goals are developed by all

members of the family.






Phase IV:


This is probably the most important phase of the program.

The client and the family are given the opportunity to regain

control of their lives and put in practice all they have learned

and developed in the previous phases. Also, ongoing monitoring

of the client and family functioning continues.


This phase allows for individualized short-term intensive

treatment services should the need arise for the client

or another family member. Once a family has shown their

ability to function without the need of direct services, that

family is recommended for graduation.