Meet Dr. Terry Hargrave

Terry Hargrave has over thirty-five years of experience as an academic professor, researcher, speaker and writer as well as being a founder of the Restoration Therapy model.

Dr. Terry Hargrave


Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with intergenerational families and is the founder of Restoration Therapy.

Dr. Hargrave has authored over 35 professional articles and fifteen books including Restoration Therapy: Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy (co-authored with Franz Pfitzer) and Advances and Techniques in Restoration Therapy (co-authored with Nicole Zasowski and Miyoung Yoon Hammer).

Dr. Hargrave has presented nationally and internationally on the concepts and processes of family and marriage restoration, intergenerational families, reconciliation and aging. His work has been featured on ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning as well as several national magazines and newspapers. 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. Dr. Hargrave was selected as the 2022 C. Davis Weyerhaeuser Faculty Award recipient for outstanding faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Hargrave is currently the Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and is president and in practice at Amarillo Family Institute, Inc. You may contact Terry Hargrave at

Professional articles and chapters

Years of teaching/therapy experience

Professional licenses in AZ, CA and TX

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Full curriculum vita for Dr. Terry Hargrave available upon request.

“Dr. Hargrave uses so many examples and is so vulnerable with his life, it makes the material come alive. A truly delightful and knowledgeable teacher.”

RT Training Attendee

“Terry has to be one of the most energetic and knowledgeable speakers I have ever heard. Obviously, he knows his stuff, but what really sets him apart is that he genuinely cares about people and helping them grow.”

Workshop Attendee

“Dr. Hargrave’s expertise in working with clients is immense and so helpful. He delivers consultation and supervision in a caring way but really helps you see where it is possible to improve.”

Supervised Trainee

"Dr. Hargrave is such an expert at moving theory into practice."

RT Training Attendee

"Dr. Hargrave is very insightful and wise. He is also a great and funny presenter!"

Workshop Attendee