Miyoung Yoon Hammer, who joined Fuller’s faculty in 2009, serves as associate professor of marital and family therapy and chair of the Department of Marriage and Family in the School of Psychology. In addition to her focus on medical family therapy (MedFT), Yoon Hammer’s training and research interests involve the practitioner’s experience and perspective regarding their personal and professional development. In her classes she addresses this self-of-the-therapist process, encouraging students to explore their past and current contexts to better understand themselves and to develop an awareness of how their own family and faith narratives inform their clinical work. Outside the classroom, Yoon Hammer is a live supervisor for MFT students in the Restoration Therapy Model at Lake Avenue Counseling Center.
“There is pain all around us, and it is good to be reminded that we can be restored. We cannot—nor should we want to—go back to who we once were. Some conditions may be incurable and lives irreversibly changed, but when we acknowledge our limitations and realize our utter need for God’s mercy, it is then that the healing—and the restored life that we were meant to live—can begin.”
+ Miyoung Yoon Hammer guest edits issue of FULLER on Restore