Treating adolescent with severe behavioral problems challenges even the most skilled practitioner. To address this difficult population a four-year process-outcome research project led to the discovery of a 15-step integrative treatment model. The process began with an intensive case analysis of Jay Haley's work using a grounded theory approach, The concepts that emerged were then tested in the field using outcome measures on 82 families over a two-year period. In this way, the blending of qualitative and quantitative methods in a single study yielded results that offered information that neither could provide alone.
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