How is PLL Different?
|Main Differences Between PLL and Other Evidence-Based Models|
|PLL (Parenting with Love and Limits®)
Click here to see PLL Model
|Other Evidence-Based Models|
|PLL Group + PLL Family Therapy
Why Important: Reduce Isolation, Fill in Missing Skills, and Quickly Reduce Parent Resistance. And a majority of juveniles coming from single-parent homes. Single-parents are isolated and overwhelmed and need the support and help from other parents in a group setting- Especially re-entry parents.
|Family Therapy Only
Downside: Individual Therapist Has to Do All the Work Themselves to Get Parents to Buy In Instead of Using a Group as the Co-therapist.
|Prochaska's research on client resistance resulted in the discovery that parents and youth are resistant to treatment because therapists do not "start where the client is." According to the Stages of Readiness Scale (click here to see scale), group therapy does the best job of moving a parent or adolescent from the initial "pre-contemplative" or resistant stage of development to the stages of "contemplation" and "preparation" before the "action" stage is initiated.
Other models ignore this critical group therapy step, so they have to work twice as hard to successfully engage each parent one-on-one and move them from pre-contemplation to the action stage.
|1 Full Time PLL Therapist =
30 Youth Per Year
|For example, 1 Full Time MST Therapist =
13.5 youth Per Year
|PLL Costs Include Research Data Collection and Analysis||Not Included|
|PLL Will Address Unhealed Wounds or PTSD which is a Central Problem for Deep-End Juveniles||Does Not Emphasize or that Wound Work is Needed to Make Aftercare Work|
|For Family Therapy, PLL Counselors Will Conduct Home Visits As Needed||These Programs will Also|
|Video-Taped Supervision to Further Ensure Treatment Fidelity||With Exception of BSFT No Videotape Supervision|
|Both PLL Group and PLL Family Therapy Have Step-by-Step Manuals and DVD Clips to Illustrate Steps
Visual and Experiential short DVD clips custom-designed to lower resistance.
|No Step-by-Step Manuals or DVD's for Front-Line Therapist
Therapists complain that there is a lack of micro-steps to go from point A to point B.