The Practice

Phase II: Practice

Practicing self-care, life skills, and self-actualization

Phase II builds upon the strong foundation established in Phase I through skills practice, continued therapy, and self-empowerment. Phase II clients continue receiving comprehensive treatment, academic programming, life skills development, and recreation. During Phase II, clients gradually receive additional independence and responsibility in order to prepare to re-enter home life with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to actively manage their health, be a productive member of the family, and pursue their goals.

While closely supervised, Phase II clients begin to practice the tools of independent living and self-care crucial to becoming proactive, engaged young adults. They learn to create and manage a schedule, how to prepare nutritious meals, financial literacy, and personal budgeting skills, and how to use public transportation to get to appointments and meetings. Phase II clients also continue to enjoy ample leisure time and recreational activities. They also continue to receive a full range of individualized therapies and psychiatry. Throughout Phase II, clients gain the skills, confidence, and demeanor needed to sustain positive mental and physical well-being and to pursue their academic and vocational aspirations.

Phase II Coordinated Services:

Clinical Care

Phase II clients continue working one-on-one with their primary therapist, take part in group therapy sessions, and meet regularly and as-needed with their psychiatrist. The treatment team monitors client response to therapy and attitudes about their development of self-agency and independence to ensure that clients feel comfortable and in control of their ability to make decisions and self-manage their schedules.

Case Management

Phase II case managers help clients continue making progress while developing self-proficiency. They also help to evolve each client’s care plan to accommodate their needs and their growing independence. Case managers remain the primary contacts for parents and regularly report progress. They also help each client plan their activities, engage in treatment, and prepare to return to their home after completing treatment.

Educational Planning

Phase II clients are actively engaged in high-school classwork, and some are preparing to enter college. Turnbridge academic advisors, counselors, and tutors provide individualized educational assistance so that students can matriculate, maintain academic performance, and plan their next academic steps. Turnbridge academic advisors work with private and public school systems to manage transcripts and advocate for the appropriate transfer of academic credits.

Employment and Volunteering

Some Phase II clients may wish to gain real-world work experience by taking a paying job during their treatment stay. Others may wish to volunteer at local Turnbridge team members can help clients pursue jobs in the local community, and learn important lessons gained through their practical experiences.

Support Staff and Resident Liaisons

Turnbridge support staff and resident liaisons continue to act as resources for Phase II clients. In Phase II, these team members work with clients to provide guidance, model healthy behaviors, and help each client learn to access resources and practice skills and routines.

Family Programs

Parents and guardians play an active role in their child’s care throughout their treatment stay. In Phase II, family members receive ongoing support from Turnbridge staff, are offered psychoeducation and how to support their child’s recovery and well-being, and can attend our regular support group meetings in-person, or virtually.

Recovery In Motion & Wellness

Recreation and our Recovery In Motion programming continue to keep clients engaged and active in Phase II. Clients regularly exercise, play group sports, take part in seasonal outings like hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing, and can take advantage of on-campus fitness centers. Plenty of time is allocated to relaxation and spending time with friends. While client meals are prepared by chefs and informed by nutritionists, Phase II clients begin to learn more about maintaining a balanced diet and can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals.