Leading Couple Therapist Dr. Stan Tatkin to Deliver Keynote at Couples Conference, May 13

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Best-selling author, relationship expert and co-founder of the PACT Institute to speak about secure-functioning relationships in San Francisco

Dr. Stan Tatkin

Dr. Stan Tatkin travels the world training therapists in the PACT Institute's unique approach to couple therapy.

“The PACT approach I’ve developed is unique in that we teach therapists how to guide couples through exercises to forge stronger, more fulfilling connections," said Dr. Tatkin.

Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, will provide a keynote presentation – Sewing Partners Together – at the Couples Conference on Friday, May 13, in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Tatkin will demonstrate strategic techniques to help health professionals guide couples toward “secure-functioning”; a term he has coined to describe relationships based on security, sensitivity, justice and fairness, and true mutuality.

“The PACT approach I’ve developed is unique in that we teach therapists how to guide couples through exercises to forge stronger, more fulfilling connections. We show therapists how to empower couples with important skills such as how to become experts on each other, how to read each other’s faces, and how to fight effectively without damaging their relationship,” said Dr. Tatkin.

The annual Couples Conference, which features leading-edge relationship theorists and practitioners, teaches health professionals about differing approaches to couple therapy. Keynote speakers in addition to Dr. Tatkin include Esther Perel and Terry Real, as well as Drs. Helen Fisher, Pat Love, Dan Siegel and Ellyn Bader, who started the Couples Conference with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig.

Dr. Tatkin will join Drs. Love and Fisher on a panel about neuroscience on Friday morning. Following his keynote, Dr. Tatkin will also host a workshop at the conference, Uncovering Deception in Couple Therapy, on Friday afternoon. Finally, Dr. Tatkin will participate in the Meet the Authors reception on Friday evening. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet him in person.

Dr. Tatkin has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, and is best-selling author of Wired for Love and Wired for Dating. Dr. Tatkin and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, are cofounders of the PACT Institute. They travel the world training therapists in their unique approach to couple therapy. The Tatkins also provide Wired for Love and Wired for Relationship retreats for couples and individuals.

To learn more, visit http://www.couplesconference.com. More information on PACT therapist trainings, upcoming retreats and the Couple Bubble Campaign is available at http://www.thepactinstitute.com.

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. PACT has gained a reputation for effectively treating even the most challenging couples. For more information visit http://www.thepactinstitute.com.

About Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, has a clinical practice as a couple therapist in Calabasas, CA, and is an assistant professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, founded the PACT Institute and lead therapist training programs in cities across the United States and around the world. Tatkin is the author of three well-received books about relationships—Wired for Dating, Wired for Love, and Your Brain on Love—and is coauthor of Love and War in Intimate Relationships.

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