Each stage of therapeutic development has its own set of tasks, privileges, and time requirements. Stages serve as a way to measure progress. As students work their way through each stage, parents gain clarity for setting goals, acknowledge positive accomplishments, and highlight what actions need to be taken next.
Parents have a great deal of input into goal setting, treatment planning, and stage promotions. Parents maintain contact with their daughter through frequent phone calls, mail, and in-person visits.
The typical student takes twelve months to realize all five therapeutic stages, but it can take up to eighteen months. In that time, parents have the benefit of seeing God work in their daughter’s life in a measurable way that impacts the entire family.