Basic-phase personal therapy is applied in the early months after discharge and targets goals of clinical stabilization, therapeutic alliance, and basic psychoeducation. The intermediate phase aims to promote self-awareness of internal affective cues associated with stressors and, as dictated by individual need and preference, uses training in self-protective strategies, social skills remediation, and exercises in relaxation and social perception. Focusing on the relation between the patient's life circumstances and internal state, the advanced phase strives to provide opportunities for introspection. Goals include developing self-recognition of the links between stresses, maladaptive responses, the reactions of others, and symptoms. Unsuccessful encounters in the community become the agenda for therapy, and advanced social skills training includes a focus on interpersonal relations, criticism identification, and conflict management.