The PACT Institute's Couple Therapy Training Session Workshops and Couples Retreat Traverse the Globe

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Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) Founder Dr. Stan Tatkin leads trainers and couples to Australia and Italy

Tracey and I embrace every opportunity we have to help people navigate relationship challenges and reach a better understanding of one another.

The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT) Institute has announced PACT training sessions in Melbourne, Australia from July 5-14 (Level I) and July 17-23 (Level II). 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 Australia training will take place at the Quay West Suites in Melbourne.

Developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, PACT 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 usually taught by the PACT core faculty, and the Level II (advanced) and Level III (practicum) courses are taught by Dr. Tatkin. In Australia, Dr. Takin will conduct both Level I (July 5-14) and Level II (July 17-23) trainings.

“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,” 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 Dr. Tatkin.

The PACT Institute’s co-founders, Drs. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, have also announced a Wired for Love Couple Retreat to be held October 7-14 in Tuscany, Italy. The PACT Institute holds several workshops every year for people looking to incorporate the PACT principles of security, trust, and mutual respect into their relationships. These workshops, which draw from neuroscience and attachment theory models, are designed to help couples and individuals seeking secure-functioning relationships. These retreats are for everyone interested in relationship success and long-term happiness.

The Wired for Love Couple Retreats are intended for partners to come together to explore new ways to strengthen relationships. Dr. Tatkin will lead couples though exercises designed to help them identify one another’s attachments styles, read body language and arousal states, and manage conflicts to build secure-functioning relationships.

“Tracey and I embrace every opportunity we have to help people navigate relationship challenges and reach a better understanding of one another,” explained Dr. Tatkin. “Held at a romantic, enchanting villa in Tuscany, the retreat will teach participants powerful PACT principles to guide you in overcoming challenges you face as a couple and help you create a secure, fulfilling, and enduring relationship. We’re committed to our mission to make secure functioning relationships the new norm.”

For more information about trainings and couple retreats, visit:

About Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, has a clinical practice as a couple therapist in Calabasas, CA, and is assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family 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. Learn more about Dr. Tatkin at

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.

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