Restoration Therapy: Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy

Restoration Therapy: Understanding and Guiding Healing in Marriage and Family Therapy

By: Franz Pfitzer (author), Terry D. Hargrave (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Terry D. Hargrave, PhD, is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and is president and in practice at Amarillo Family Institute, Inc. He is nationally recognized for his pioneering work with intergenerational families and is the author of numerous books and journal articles. Franz Pfitzer, MD, is the Chief of Psychiatry at the Klinik St. Irmingard in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany.


Part I: Understanding Pain, Coping and Assessment. Love and Trustworthiness. Coping with Pain: Understanding Behavior and Self-reactivity. The Process of Pattern. Part II: The Therapeutic Work in Restoration Therapy. Becoming a Wise Therapist. The Techniques of Working with Love and Trustworthiness. Consolidating Change in the Brain. Part III: Utilizing the Restoration Therapy Model. Restoration Therapy and Couples. Using Forgiveness in Restoration.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415876261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780415876261
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415876265

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