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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Restoration Therapy

Renew their minds —–> Restore their relationships: Practical methods and experiential interventions that
really work to heal trauma, rewire the brain, and reconnect clients to themselves and others

Friday, April 14, 2023

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Richmont’s Atlanta Campus


Presentation Description

In this workshop, attendees will learn how Restoration Therapy’s pain and peace cycles will lead clients to experience lasting change in themselves and their relationships. Using this model as a foundation, Katie will share how to deepen a client’s healing by incorporating effective experiential interventions used by leaders in the fields of trauma and relationships.

Guest Speaker: Katie Gohde, MA, LPC, NCC

Katie Gohde is a licensed professional counselor in Atlanta. She received her masters in counseling psychology from Northwestern University in Chicago before she and her husband relocated to Georgia in 2007. She specializes in marriage and maternal mental health and, with a background in childhood and adolescent development, she has extensive experience working with parents.      

In addition to her private practice, she enjoys a wide range of speaking. She leads workshops and seminars for professional organizations, churches, schools, and special interest groups coverings subjects such as: healthy relationships, strong marriages, personal growth and development, motherhood, finding purpose and meaning, communication and conflict, and boundaries.        

She and her husband Steve have been married for 18 years and have 2 children.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize Restoration Therapy’s Pain and Peace Cycles to empower clients (and themselves) to stay organized around “process over content” during therapy sessions.
  • Implement 5 experiential strategies designed to equip clients with emotionally regulating truths about the resources they have within and around
  • Utilize memory reconsolidation to address and heal traumatic memories that trigger their pain cycles.

Continuing Education: 3 CE Hours Available

Target Audience: Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Graduate Students

Instruction Level: Intermediate-Advanced


Refund policy: In order to receive a refund, requests must be submitted prior to April 7, 2023.

For questions, please contact Amy Estes at

There is no known commercial support for this program.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Presentation References:

Ahlquist, L. R., & Hargrave, T. D.  (2021).  Effectiveness of Restoration Therapy in an Intensive Model.  The Family Journal.         

Fishbane, M. D. (2015). Couple therapy and interpersonal neurobiology. In A. S. Gurman, J. L. Lebow, & D. K. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy., 5th ed. (pp. 681–701). The Guilford Press.

Hargrave, T. D., & Hammer, M. Y.  (2011).  Forgiveness and trauma:  Working with love, justice and power for healing.  Psyche and Geloof.  22 (2), 102-111.

Hargrave, T. D. (2010).  Restoration therapy:  A couple therapy case study.  Journal of Psychology and Christianity.  29 (3), 272-277.

Jordan, J. V. (2018). Relational–cultural therapy, 2nd ed. American Psychological Association.  

Knudson-Martin, C., Wells, M. A., & Samman, S. K. (2015). Engaging power, emotion, and context in couple therapy: Lessons learned. In C. Knudson-Martin, M. A. Wells, & S. K. Samman 

Weber, D. M., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R. W., Engl, J., Thurmaier, F., Wojda, A. K., & Hahlweg, K. (2020). Escalation and regulation of emotional arousal in couples predicts relationship satisfaction concurrently and 25 years later. Family Process60, 251-269

Winter, F., Steffan, A., Warth, M., Ditzen, B., & Aguilar, R. C. (2021). Mindfulness‐based couple interventions: A systematic literature review. Family Process 60, 694-711.


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