If you are an RT Therapist or are interested in learning more about Restoration Therapist, the RT Summit is for you!  The RT Summit is an every other year conference where our learning community comes together to review the latest techniques and applications of Restoration Therapy as well the chance to observe live consultations done by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D.  Come mingle with old friends, meet new practitioners and keep yourself on the cutting edge of what is happening in RT.


All RT summits are on the campus of beautiful Pepperdine University overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


November 9-10, 2018

Agenda and Schedule

The agenda and speakers are currently being selected and will be advertised here in January 2018.

Presenters (2016)

Terry Hargrave, Ph.D.

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

Miyoung Yoon Hammer, Ph.D.

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.

Rhett Smith, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MDIV, MSMFT)

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.