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The result of this work was an evidence-based model called Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL), which integrates the most effective structural and strategic therapy methods for treating troubled teenagers in a hybrid format that combines group and family therapy. Its goal is to restore nurturance between parent and child and reestablish a mutually respectful family hierarchy. The approach is "manualized" in a step-by-step group therapy leader's guide, videos, and a 7-step family therapy "coaching" survival kit. (You can visit the website www.gopll.com for more information.)
Developing an empirically supported model and breaking it down into easily understandable techniques may be essential first steps in getting a method into public sector therapy. But finding a way to convince public agencies to adopt and implement such an approach is a challenge that's befuddled many developers of promising evidence-based treatment models.