PACT Training

PACT Level I training in 2014 and PACT level II training in 2015 with Stan Tatkin.

My work is grounded in a psychobiological approach to couple therapy as a trained PACT II level therapist.

What is PACT?

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). This was developed from research in three main areas.

“The first Neuroscience, the study of the human brain. Understanding how the brain works provides a physiological basis for understanding how people act and react within relationships. In a nutshell, some areas of your brain are wired to reduce threat and danger and seek security, while others are geared to establish mutuality and loving connection.” -Stan

“The second is attachment theory, which explains the biological need to bond with others. Experiences in early relationships create a blueprint that informs the sense of safety and security you bring to adult relationships. Insecurities that have been carried through life can wreak havoc for a couple if these issues are not resolved.” -Stan

“The third area is the biology of human arousal—meaning the moment-to- moment ability to manage one’s energy, alertness, and readiness to engage.” -Stan