A Behavioural Therapist provides a goal oriented approach to assist with grieving and recovery. A Behaviour Therapist initially focuses on collecting data and facts observed over a period of time with a client. This discipline allows the therapist to gain a perspective that leads to treatment protocol. Baseline data can be collected by direct observation in natural settings such as the community or within the family home. The assessment process usually involves family members, significant others, and other treatment providers, and can include their observations and perspectives. Skill-based functional alternative or replacement behaviors training are often offered subsequent to the assessment.