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Restoration Therapy

Restoration therapy is a relatively new model of marriage and family therapy developed by Terry Hargrave and Franz Pfitzer. The foundations and process of the therapeutic approach is heavily influenced by contextual family therapy, cognitive therapy, and cognitive mindfulness. In the restoration therapy (RT) approach, the therapist is careful to evaluate and assess the client in terms of identity and safety. Building on attachment theory, the RT approach is based on the idea that love and safety are basic relationship needs. The identity of the individual or family is formed through the relational experiences of love. Safety is experienced relationally through trustworthiness. The goal of restoration therapy is to restore as much of a sense of identity and safety to the individual and family as ...

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