The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) methodology utilizes a bottom-up versus a top-down approach to psychotherapy. The focus of PACT is on fast and often surprising interventions that allow the clinician access to implicit systems revealed in micro-expressions and micro-movements in the face and body, respectively.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Stan Tatkin will provide an overview of the principles of PACT including its three domains: attachment theory, arousal regulation, and developmental neuroscience. He will explore how early attachment patterns are somatically imprinted onto the development of the brain and nervous system as well as share basic PACT interviewing techniques.
Attendees will not only develop a better understanding of attachment types and working with arousal regulation, but also learn how to direct couples toward secure functioning. Dr. Tatkin will explain how clinicians can analyze moment-to-moment variations and shifts in affect and arousal in addition to therapeutically staging interventions that will trigger arousal and implicit somatoaffective experience and memory.
This introductory instructional level course is designed to help clinicians:
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Highly recommend! For those interested, this presentation of the PACT approach by Stan Tatkin, PhD offers a beautiful, intelligent synergy/integration of Attachment Theory, Arousal Regulation, and Developmental Neurobiology, in his work with couples. - Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC
As a couples' therapist, this presentation was extremely valuable. It both affirmed many aspects of my couple's work, but also gave me new ideas for being more effective in applying them. - Geoffrey Bullock, LCSW
Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
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Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, clinician and author, has a private practice in Calabasas, CA and also teaches at UCLA. Dr. Tatkin developed A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) and co-founded the PACT Institute with his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, in order to train other therapists in the method.
A member of the Lifespan Learning Institute’s board of directors, Dr. Tatkin also serves on the advisory board of the nonprofit organization Relationships First.
For a time, he specialized in the treatment of adults and adolescents with personality diagnoses. His current focuses include the integration of early childhood attachment principles with romantic relationship principles and psycho-neurobiological relationship theories. He is trained in a number of modalities, including family systems, Gestalt, and object relations as well as Vipassana meditation and Morita and Naikan therapies, two Japanese approaches to treatment.
Dr. Tatkin's publications include:
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