Therapists and counselors can register for cutting-edge Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) workshops with PACT founder, Dr. Stan Tatkin, and PACT core faculty members

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2015

The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) Institute has officially announced that its 2016 PACT training sessions are open for registration. The PACT Institute has trained more than 1,000 marriage and family therapists, social workers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists from all over the world in the PACT methodology.

PACT is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience and arousal regulation, which aims to promote secure-functioning relationships based on the principles of sensitivity, fairness, justice, collaboration and true mutuality. PACT specifically focuses on evoking experience for couples through social cues, movement exercises, conflict enactments, and other psychodramatic techniques.

“We train PACT therapists to find the root of the problem quickly and efficiently so that couples can restore their relationship to secure-functioning condition as attentive and supportive partners for one another,” explained The PACT Institute’s founder, Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, a best-selling author, therapist and researcher.

The PACT Institute’s faculty members are all highly skilled therapists with successful private practices and have undergone extensive PACT training with Tatkin.

The PACT Institute is offering the following 2016 courses in Austin, TX; Berkeley, CA; Boulder, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Santa Fe, NM; Seattle, WA; and Toronto, Canada:

  •     Level I (beginner): This introduction into the PACT methodology is a nine-day course taught over three weekends. Level I is open to licensed and pre-licensed clinicians, and provides a basic foundation in the skills and principles of PACT.
  •     Level II (advanced): This six-day course is taught over two weekends. The Level II course is available to all who have completed the Level I course since 2013. Clinicians will learn how to apply basic and advanced PACT skills and principles in a clinical setting.
  •     Level III (practicum): This new offering from the PACT Institute is a six-day course taught over two weekends for those who have completed the Level II course to refine and expand upon the principles of PACT.

Continued Education (CE) credit hours are offered at all levels through the PACT Institute and Lifespan Learning Institute. The PACT Institute is also an approved provider of continuing education courses (The PACT Institute SW CPE) for licensed social workers, which is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Additional professional training opportunities, such as topic-specific webinars, advanced focus series, and video subscriptions are also available to PACT students as they advance through the training program.

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About the PACT Institute
The PACT Institute is a leading global organization that offers trainings for clinical professionals in a method designed to help secure-functioning relationships flourish. The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) draws on more than three decades of research on developmental neuroscience, attachment theory and arousal regulation.

Since 2008, the PACT Institute has trained more than 1,000 practitioners across North America, Europe, and Australia and has expanded the training to three levels. The PACT Institute now has a core faculty of 11 expert therapists. PACT is quickly gaining a reputation for effectively treating even the most challenging couples. For more information visit:

About Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
The PACT Institute was founded by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. Tatkin is an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and has a private practice in Calabasas, CA. He and his wife Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin founded the PACT Institute together – through which they lead therapist training programs in major cities across the United States and around the world. Tatkin has written several well received books on the topic of couples therapy including Your Brain on Love, Love and War in Intimate Relationships and Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship. His fourth book, Wired for Dating, will be released in January 2016.

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