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.
"Is there another book that is so inspiring, practical, humane, and creative, all at the same time? Systemic therapy has been begging for a model that uncovers love, safety, and the virtuous truth within every person! Hargrave and colleagues have surprises on every page. Interventions for children, Asian-Americans, and those with personality disorders illustrate the versatility of restoration therapy. These thoughtful questions and transcripts demonstrate how mindfulness cycles liberate our families from pain and conflict."
—Suzanne Midori Hanna, PhD, LMFT, senior scholar at the Hiebert Institute, instructor at Capella University and Touro University Worldwide, and author of The Practice of Family Therapy: Key Elements Across Models, 5th Edition
"This excellent new edition uses facts from neuroscience to explain how humans process and then relive their individual pain cycle. From there, the book provides therapists with a guide to helping clients move into the peace cycle, using diagrams, cases and dialogue to learn and perfect their skill. Beginners and seasoned therapists that desire a model that resonates with family therapy will find the book easy to follow and the work rewarding to practice."
—Linda Metcalf, PhD, LMFT, LPC, director of graduate counseling programs at Texas Wesleyan University
"If you are not yet familiar with the new kid on the block, restoration therapy, you are in for a treat. Hargrave and colleagues have created a contemporary model based on the wisdom of attachment theory and contextual therapy. This sequel goes deeper into the theory with the bonus of practical interventions to move a client to truth and healing. I highly recommend this work to enhance your inner work as well as that of your clients."
—Jackie L. Halstead, PhD, LMFT, CEO of the Selah Center for Spiritual Formation
Preface I. The Restoration Therapy Model 1. Understanding the Patterns of Pain 2. Finding Truth and the Peace Cycle II. Advances, Techniques, and Interventions 3. Organization, Sequence, and Structure 4. Interventions to Identify Truth and Expand Emotional Regulation 5. The Truth About Safety 6. Practice, Self-Control, and Mindfulness III. Considerations in Restoration Therapy 7. Working with Restoration Therapy with Special Populations and Situations 8. Questions and Answers Regarding Restoration Therapy