What is a PLL Center Of Excellence?
Our Center of Excellence Program provides the opportunity for local service providers to partner closely with us to deliver PLL in the most clinically sound and cost-effective way. We function as a technical consultant, working with the local service provider to train and supervise the front line therapists, teaching them how to engage resistant parents and adolescents much more effectively and efficiently through the PLL System of Care.
AS A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE YOU WILL RECEIVE:
FIVE DAY On-Site CLINICAL TRAINING:
This on-site training covers the core constructs, assessment, and intervention techniques of PLL that combine a 6 class parent/adolescent education groups with individual coaching or family therapy sessions.
Day 1 & 2 = PLL Group Training
Day 3, 4, & 5 = PLL Family Therapy Coaching
Didactic materials include a Group Treatment Leader’s Guide, Parent and Teen Workbooks, a paperback book entitled: Parenting Your Out of Control Teenager (St Martin’s Press, 2001), DVD of videotape examples, and a Parent Survival Kit workbook. The first two days will cover training for the parenting group with a live on-site demonstration of Dr. Sells conducting the first group. The last three days will cover training for the family therapy piece with another live on-site demonstration with a family.COE Attrition Training Agenda Schedule - Download a PDF
MONTHLY TELEPHONE CONSULTATION
To ensure high quality assurance and clinical adherence to the PLL System of Care, each PLL team receives group telephone consultation on a regular basis (frequency depends upon whether you are applying PLL Front End/Diversion or PLL Extended Care). Supervision focuses particularly on stuck cases and PLL model adherence. Team members will fax supervision forms to the PLL Home Office
OUTCOME RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Outcome Research analysis and support. If your sample size will be greater than n = 100, we will conduct an evaluation of the program on recidivism rates and clinical effectiveness of PLL and publish the research results. Agencies will send pre- and post-tests to the PLL Home Office. The PLL Home Office will also work with you to track recidivism rates, attrition rates, demographics, and graduation rates. Agencies will also receive an end of the year PowerPoint display highlighting outcome results to present to key stakeholders in the community.
Sites may need ongoing consultation and implementation strategies to implement PLL in their local community. Examples include how to best market the program, expand their referral base, or best market key outcome results. Therefore, our PLL Clinical Manager is available as needed to help answer questions outside of our monthly phone supervision.
If needed, the PLL Clinical Supervisor will also make an on-site visit (PLL Alternative to Placement and PLL Re-entry only), to ensure further quality assurance by conducting live observation of the therapists delivering PLL.
PARENT AND TEEN WORKBOOKS
Parent/caregivers and their adolescents who attend the
PARENT SURVIVAL KIT
Parent/caregivers also receive a Parent Survival Kit which includes the paperback book entitled: Parenting Your Out of Control Teenager (St Martin’s Press, 2001) plus the accompanying study guide. The book and study guide were written specifically for the parent. It is written on a 6th grade reading level for ease of understanding and comprehension. The Survival Kit is used by the parents to master key concepts.