“Restoration Therapy (RT)”– By Edward Callirgos, LMFT (1.0 credit) Not APA approved for online course
Presentation Summary: “Restoration Therapy combines the advantages of Attachment Theory, Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness in an efficient and organized fashion that allows both the therapist and client to clearly understand old destructive patterns of behavior and promote change. One of the main advantages of RT is it approach provides the therapist with a clear understanding how violations of love and trustworthiness develop into problems of identity and safety. This keeps the therapist organized and focused on patterns difficult for clients to change. As the therapist makes these identity and safety patterns known, clients can be helped by making more thoughtful and informed choices about personal beliefs about self and relationships resulting in long lasting behavior change.” Dr. Terry D. Hargrave (Creator of RT)
It is difficult to look outside of ourselves when we are in pain. Many times we tend to be reactive and therefore cause pain in others. This cycle may continue for years unless we get to the root of our pain. Once we are able to better understand our pain and the distortions that come with the pain we can then be more available, responsive and engaged in our relationships. We will then blame less, criticize less, stone wall less, and be more caring and understanding of others and ourselves. Do we need a relationship to heal from our pain?…The answer is yes!…But the relationship your clients came in to see you may not be the solution or the problem.
The presentation will introduce the Restoration Therapy model and share of its implications on helping individuals and couples heal from past injuries in their current relationships and family of origin. Additionally, the presentation will share the models ability to utilize identity of self and spiritual beliefs as an agent of change and healing.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Understand and identify the Restoration therapy model and its interventions
2. Introduce Spirituality in a therapeutic manner and include participating bishops
3. Better understand how to explain and understand emotional dys- regulation and emotional regulation
4. Describe the basic theory of love and trustworthiness
5. Explain and assess emotional pain from relational violations
6. Demonstrate the ability to move individuals to identify truth.
Biosketch: Edward Callirgos is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona. He is the owner of a private practice in Tempe, Arizona that specializes with high conflict couples and trauma- DV, post-divorce, infidelity, suicide, anxiety, anger, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse; and parenting. In addition to counseling, the private practice is on the Superior court roster for therapeutic intervention and parent Coordinating. The practice also provides mediation services and is listed on the superior court roster as an approved mediator. Edward provides presentation on mindfulness, Dealing with difficult people, team building, and other topics for Major League Baseball, various School districts and Cities, government agencies, corporate and nonprofit entities.
Edward Callirgos has worked as an instructor at Mesa Community College, and has worked for an agency with government contracts involving Maricopa jails, Department of Child Safety and Juvenile probation services. He has written for the Arizona Republic, has been featured on Voyage Magazine, AZ Sonoran living, and has been voted as one of the top 3 therapists in Tempe, Arizona. Edward Callirgos was awarded the Minority Fellowship Award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is a board approved clinical supervisor.
Edward Callirgos is a 1st generation Latino. His parents immigrated to the United States in 1979 from Peru. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints when he was 21 and went on his mission at the age of 22 to the NY NY South Mission. He has been married for 12 years to Adonai Callirgos and together they have 4 children – Mia (10), Micah (9), Kyla (5) and Kaleb (3). He currently serves as a bishop in the Mesa Arizona Alma Stake.