The PACT Institute’s Couple Therapy Training Sessions Come to Los Angeles May 5-7

Dr. Stan Tatkin

We train PACT therapists to find the root of the problem quickly and efficiently so that couples can restore their relationship to a secure-functioning condition as attentive and supportive partners for one another.

The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) Institute has announced Los Angeles PACT training sessions for May 5-7. 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. The training will take place at the Pepperdine University West LA Graduate Campus in Los Angeles.

A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples. The method 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.

The full training comprises three levels, spanning three years. The Level I (beginner) course is taught by the PACT core faculty. The Level II (advanced) and Level III (practicum) courses are taught by Dr. Tatkin. These courses are offered at various locations in the United States. Some levels are also available internationally. In Los Angeles, Lon Rankin, MA, LPCC, will conduct the Level I training. A sought-after PACT trained couple therapist, Mr. Rankin has a background in transpersonal psychology. He maintains a…

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