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Thank you for this perspective Emily. In our EPI team we have also been contending with determining our client’s perspective and goals when family has a strong and vocal perspective on what they believe their child should be working towards. Having family support is valuable and has been important to this client’s recovery, but at times parent expectations do not seem to align with where the client is at. As a clinician hearing requests from family while still trying to build a relationship with the client can be challenging. I have been working to reflect on the goal of my communication with family before responding as to keep the client’s wishes and goals in the center of care but also work maintain rapport and pen communication with their support system. Remembering that care for our client is everyone’s priority is helpful to feel aligned as a support team. Psychoeducation and family support groups have also been helpful for our client’s family.