This action may require some planning. This is the point at which the supervised practice phase of skill training is useful. The client can plan what he or she will say and do and act it out in front of a more skilled observer who can provide feedback.

Group environments such as Day Programs and Residential Units provide a particularly rich setting for supervised practice. For example, the worker might enlist the assistance of another worker or young person to act the part of significant others in the problem-solving scenario.

Following practice, thought needs to be given to factors such as the best time and place to implement the action in real life.