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The Restoration Therapy Conference:  The RT Dialogue

 

Restoration Therapy Conference

Malibu, CA on the campus of Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology Building.  (October 21 & 22, 2016).

About the Conference

This conference is an opportunity for those who are training or who have been trained in Restoration Therapy to engage the new techniques of the model, understand the theoretical underpinnings further, see two live consultations with Terry Hargrave, and dialogue with other Restoration Therapists.  There also will be a 2.5-hour introductory workshop on Restoration Therapy for those who are being introduced to the model.  Set in a beautiful location on the campus of Pepperdine University (overlooking the Pacific Ocean) this opportunity offers students and practitioners the chance to go deeper in the practice of RT as well as the opportunity to mingle with others in the therapeutic community.

Enrollment is limited to 70 participants for the conference (October 21 & 22, 2016). The conference will be held on Friday (from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm and 1:45 pm to 5:45 pm) and on Saturday (from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon).  The conference will be held in Malibu, CA on the campus of Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology Building.

About Restoration Therapy

Restoration therapy is a new approach to assessment, treatment and healing in individual, marital and family therapy.  It utilizes techniques and theory that help individuals gain clear insight about their identities and perspectives on relationships as well as giving the therapist a cadre of intervention techniques that move individuals into responsible change of persistent and long standing patterns.  Coming from a tradition of Contextual Family Therapy, the Restoration approach provides the therapist with clarity of assessment of individual and relational issues yet utilizes sound mindfulness strategies to produce real and long-lasting systemic change.  Based on the recent book, Restoration Therapy:  Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy by Terry D. Hargrave and Franz Pfitzer and over 28 years of therapeutic practice, the training opportunity offers a unique blend of teaching and consultation.

 

Schedule of Conference

(11 Continuing Education Credits Available)

Day One

8:30 to 10:30am    The Advances in the Restoration Therapy Model by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D.

10:30 to 10:45am        Break

10:45 to 12:30 pm      Anxiety and Fear in Restoration Therapy by Rhett Smith, MSMFT, LMFT and Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D.

12:30 to 1:45 pm        Lunch Break

1:45 to 3:45 pm        Live Consultation/Demonstration and Process I by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D.

3:45 to 4:00 pm        Break

4:00 to 5:45 pm        Working with Truth Concerning Safety by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph. D.

Day Two

8:00 to 9:30 am        Concurrent Sessions (participants will choose one)

Live Consultation/Demonstration and Process II by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D.

The Basics of Restoration Therapy by Miyoung Yoon Hammer, Ph.D.

9:30 to 9:45 am        Break

9:45 to 10:45 pm        Continuation of Concurrent Morning Sessions

11:00 to 12:00 noon    The Future Directions of Restoration Therapy by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., Miyoung Yoon Hammer, Ph.D., and Rhett Smith, MSMFT, LMFT

 

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending The Advances in the Restoration Therapy Model by Terry D. Hargrave Ph.D., Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts of organization, summary and sequencing in therapy.
  2. Demonstrate ability to work with one imagery technique from RT (from three demonstrated).
  3. Utilize at least two practice techniques within the Four Steps.

As a result of attending Anxiety and Fear in Restoration Therapy by Rhett Smith, MSMFT, LMFT and Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify roots and causes of anxiety and fear.
  2. Demonstrate ability to calm and connect with anxious clients.
  3. Utilize the framework of practicing chosen truths with identity and anxiety issues.

As a result of attending Live Consultation/Demonstration and Process I by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least one technique in organizing clients.
  2. Demonstrate practical knowledge of how to move clients to understanding Pain Cycles.
  3. Identify at least one methodology in helping clients emotionally regulate.

As a result of attending Working with Truth Concerning Safety by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the three major strategies in regulating lack of safety.
  2. Utilize at least one experiential methodology in role-play with clients.
  3. Demonstrate ability to identify both safety and identity violations.

As a result of attending the concurrent session, Live Consultation/Demonstration and Process II by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least one technique in organizing clients.
  2. Demonstrate practical knowledge of how to move clients to understanding Pain Cycles.
  3. Identify at least one methodology in helping clients emotionally regulate.

As a result of attending the concurrent session, The Basics of Restoration Therapy by Miyoung Yoon Hammer, Ph.D., Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic theory of love and trustworthiness.
  2. Demonstrate ability to construct the Pain and Peace Cycles.
  3. Utilize the “Four Steps” in organizing change strategies.

As a result of attending The Future Directions of Restoration Therapy by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D., Miyoung Yoon Hammer, Ph.D. and Rhett Smith, MSMFT, LMFT, Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two future clinical directions needed for development of Restoration Therapy.
  2. Articulate one strategy of research to be used in producing evidence.
  3. Utilize one strategy of technique improving therapy with clients.

Participation

Participation in the conference requires a minimum of a master’s degree in psychology, counseling, marriage and family, social work or closely related field or current pursuit of such a degree.  The conference is designed for counselors, therapists, psychologists or students wishing to increase their clinical therapeutic skills with individuals, couples and families utilizing Restoration Therapy.

Participants in the conference are required to attend entire two days of sessions to qualify for CE credit (11 credits) that will be sent to participants after processing. No partial CE credit can be awarded.  

Reading the following source material will be helpful:

Hargrave, T.D. & Pfitzer, F.  (2011).  Restoration therapy:  Understanding and guiding healing in marriage and family therapy. New York:  Routledge.

Hargrave, T.D. & Pfitzer, F.  (2003).  The new contextual therapy: Guiding the power of give and take.  New York: Brunner Routledge.

Registration for The Restoration Therapy Conference is limited to 70 participants.  Participants may indicate interest by contacting Terry Hargrave at drtdhargrave@gmail.com or Megan Lundgren at meglundgren@gmail.com, or by registering for the training through www.restorationtherapytraining.com.  Space is reserved on a first come/first served basis and only after payment is received.

 

Continuing Education Credit

 

The Restoration Therapy Conference will qualify for 11 continuing education credits.  

Continuing education credit is offered through Fuller Theological Seminary/Graduate School of Psychology.

Fuller Theological Seminary / Graduate School of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fuller Theological Seminary SOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Fuller is also approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to sponsor continuing education for marriage and family therapists and licensed social workers.

Cost and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Cost for the conference is $225.00 with an early bird rate (registration before August 15, 2016) of $195.00.  Those wishing to receive CE credit may do so for $30.00.  A full refund of CE fee is available through a written request to drtdhargrave@gmail.com.

 

A full refund for the conference registration is available up until 21 days before the first scheduled event through a written request to drtdhargrave@gmail.com.

 

Lodging and Accommodations

 

A limited number of rooms are available at the Villa on Pepperdine’s scenic campus, where the Restoration Therapy Conference will be held. For reservations, call (310) 506-1100.  Please tell the receptionist that you are attending the Restoration Therapy Conference in order to access these reserved rooms.  Oceanside rooms at the Villa:  $249 for single occupancy and $274 for double occupancy per night, plus tax. Traditional rooms at the Villa: $179 for single occupancy and $204 for double occupancy per night, plus tax.  Additional lodging accommodations can be found at http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/parents/malibu/hotels.htm.

 

Registration for the Conference

In order to register for the conference, contact Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. at drtdhargrave@gmail.com or Megan Lundgren at meglundgren@gmail.com.  You may also sign up for the trainings through the website at restorationtherapytraining.com.  You will be then be provided with an invoice through PayPal in order to make a payment for the training which will reserved your slot.

 

Faculty/Leaders

Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. (Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Woman’s University) is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with intergenerational families.  Dr. Hargrave has authored numerous professional articles and eleven books including Restoration Therapy:  Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy (co-authored with Franz Pfitzer) and The Essential Humility of Marriage:  Honoring the Third Identity in Couple Therapy.

Dr. Hargrave has presented nationally and internationally on the concepts and processes of family and marriage restoration, aging and is known for his clear and entertaining presentations. His work has been featured in several national magazines and newspapers, as well as ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS Early Morning. He has been selected as a national conference plenary speaker and as a Master’s Series Therapist by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

He is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Texas (MFC #47906, CA; MFT #364, TX).  A full vita for Dr. Hargrave is available at drtdhargrave@gmail.com
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Rhett Smith, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MDIV, MSMFT), Author and Speaker, and in private practice in Plano, TX. He is passionate about helping guide people into the transformation of their life’s journey personally and relationally. Rhett works with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations. He is the author of two books, What it Means to be a Man and The Anxious Christian, and records a weekly podcast focused on living a more thriving life.
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Miyoung Yoon Hammer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary.  She also has worked as a medical family therapist (MedFT), providing therapy for patients and their families in hospital, outpatient, and private practice settings.

In addition to her MedFT focus, Yoon Hammer’s training and research interests involve the practitioner’s experience and perspective regarding their personal and professional development. In her classes she addresses this self-of-the-therapist process, encouraging students to explore their past and current contexts to better understand themselves and to develop an awareness of how their own family and faith narratives inform their clinical work. Outside the classroom, Yoon Hammer is a live supervisor for MFT students in the Restoration Therapy Model at Lake Avenue Counseling Center.

Yoon Hammer is a member of the Collaborative Family Health Association (CFHA), Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), and the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in California and Illinois.