Books & Resources
Restoration Therapy: Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy
How can a therapist help his or her clients, and ensure that they continue to maintain the insights and motivations learned during therapy in everyday life, beyond termination? Restoration Therapy is a professional resource that introduces the reader to the essential elements of its namesake, and from there guides clinicians to a systemic understanding of how certain forces lead to destructive cycles in relationships, which perpetuate more and more dysfunction among members. Clients and therapists both will understand issues more clearly, experience the impacts that emotion can have on insight, and practice the process so more loving and trustworthy relationships can take hold in the intergenerational family.
Advances and Techniques in Restoration Therapy (1st Edition)
Advances and Techniques in Restoration Therapy focuses on the practical elements of the Restoration Therapy Model to help mental health professionals working with individuals, couples, and families, to restore broken identities and senses of safety, and to move toward action that is functional and healing. Richly illustrated with case examples from experienced clinicians, this volume brings new insights and a range of established and emerging therapeutic techniques to the framework and Restoration Therapy community. This is an innovative and much-needed step-by-step manual, which will provide marriage and family therapists and counselors with practical ways of applying key interventions to varied situations of pain, to help clients find functional, healing solutions with integrity.
Families and Forgiveness: Healing Wounds in the Intergenerational Family (2nd Edition)
This book gives the therapist a working knowledge of the importance of love and trustworthiness, sills to adequately assess hurt and pain in a family, and different techniques and conceptualizations to help family members move to make progress in restoring function to broken identities and senses of safety. It emphasizes that the work of forgiveness, in any form, is possible with every family member and improves the intergenerational health of the family. In this new edition, a reorganized structure efficiently brings the therapeutic focus of love and trustworthiness, and revised case studies and updated interventions provide mental health professionals with practical methods to treat troubled families.
5 Days to a New Marriage
Can a marriage really change in five days? According to marriage experts and therapists Terry Hargrave and Shawn Stoever, the answer is YES. Whether your marriage needs to be rescued from desperate trouble or simply could improve from good to great, change is possible. The authors share how almost every marital conflict comes from the same place: a pattern of emotional pain buried deep within every husband and wife. When couples recognize this cycle, then learn to replace it with more marriage-affirming patterns, the results are breathtaking. Tired, predictable arguments transform into life-giving interactions. Relationships are changed forever. The authors draw from broad counseling experiences, current mindfulness studies, and recent advances in brain research—along with case examples, practical exercises, and scriptural lessons—to refresh and heal even the most problematic marriages. A better marriage is possible. A lifetime of joy is just five days away.
5 Days to a New Self
In this short five-chapter volume, you will find a dynamic chance to change direction in your life. First you will understand yourself and what triggers you in a simple way that produces new insight into old behaviors. Next you will learn to empower yourself to confront negative messages about your identity and safety. This empowerment then gives you the opportunity to develop and easy to use map to experience life as your best self. Finally, you step into the process of mindfully practicing these new behaviors in your relationships making a difference in your family and your community. All in five days? Yes. You can do this work to put yourself on a totally new pathway in five days.